Building a Valued Nonprofit Begins on the Inside

A nonprofit’s success is measured in a variety of ways: mission fulfillment, fundraising capacity, volunteerism – the list is limitless. However your nonprofit defines its accomplishments, have you considered that these achievements actually begin on the inside? Identifying and cultivating your nonprofit’s internal value will strengthen your agency for years to come. Shared Sense of […]

Diversity and Building an Effective Nonprofit Board of Directors

Effective governance is essential for every nonprofit as it works to fulfill its mission and vision. While it seems obvious that this responsibility lies with those who hold leadership roles within the organization, the board of directors also must be engaged, diverse and dedicated to their commitments as board members to help the agency achieve […]

The Next Generation of Nonprofit Donors Seek Performance Metrics

The next generation of nonprofit donors has arrived. Gone are the days of charitable organizations relying on direct mail and telemarketing to secure the donations mandatory for successful mission fulfillment. In addition to Baby Boomers, Generation X, Generation Y/Millennials and Generation Z, the first generation of the 21st Century, have emerged onto the philanthropic scene […]

Accreditation as a Marketing Tool

Your agency has put a tremendous amount of effort and resources into earning national accreditation – so now what? It is time to promote your accredited status and get the most from your investment by using your accreditation as a marketing tool. After all, sharing your success will only increase the value of your hard-earned […]

Succession Planning for Nonprofit Organizations

Every nonprofit organization will, at some point, be faced with the challenge of a change in leadership. While many of these transitions are anticipated as when a leader retires, other times an agency is faced with the dilemma of filling an unexpected opening. The key to making any leadership change a seamless process for staff […]

Understanding Why Strategic Plans are Critical for a Nonprofit’s Success

Strategic plans are developed with a clear purpose – they define specific goals and illustrate the necessary pathways and timeframes toward achieving organizational success. Even with the best preparation, all nonprofit agencies assume some level of risk of encountering strategic challenges along the way. Understanding some of the key factors that can affect your strategy […]

Benefits of Maintaining a Nonprofit Blog

Nonprofit organizations have a great opportunity to start the New Year with a bang and give special attention to their social media presence. Your online presence offers a multitude of avenues with which to positively connect with your communities – especially through a well-maintained blog. Consider these blog benefits to see how your agency can […]

Nonprofit Start-Up Suite!

Accreditation Guru is pleased to announce our newest set of services, our Nonprofit Start-Up Suite! In response to the many inquiries we receive asking how best to start a nonprofit organization, we have developed an all-inclusive package of services that will take your nonprofit from inception to a certified legal entity properly, ensuring that your […]

Find Your Next Nonprofit Board Member through LinkedIn

Most people are familiar with LinkedIn serving as a platform dedicated to helping people leverage their personal contacts for professional gain. What seems to be less known is that LinkedIn can be a great source for seeking out qualified, appropriate new nonprofit board of director members for virtually any type of agency. Nonprofit leaders often […]

Maximizing Your Board’s Effectiveness

Maximizing Your Board’s Effectiveness Nonprofit leaders and Board members often ask about ways to maximize a Board of Director’s performance to achieve impact and effectiveness. While there are a number of areas that go into developing an engaged and effective Board, some of the initial key steps are outlined here. An effective Board begins with […]