By: Katelyn Foehner Communications Manager, Big Buzz Idea Group We are living in the ever-expanding visual age, which is why having a portfolio of digital assets for your organization is important for success. Whether those assets include a collection of images, or nothing more than a logo, there is still plenty to be done to make the most of what you have. Digital assets are valuable to your organization and much like financial assets, they should be managed and protected. Here are three tips to help you build and maintain your organization’s digital assets. Capture Every Moment. One – and...
By: Denise Dahl, MPA Founder & Principal, Epiphany Planning & Development Nonprofit Leadership & Strategy One of the most common questions I receive is “How do I get my board to do more?” The answer is easy, but the implementation can be a bit more challenging as board members each come with their own motivation regarding serving. Maybe they are serving as the cause is dear to them. Maybe they are serving because they feel a type of ownership (founder’s syndrome). Maybe they are serving to build their resume. Reasons to serve on a board are as varied as...
By: Melissa Lagowski Founder, CEO and Queen Bee, Big Buzz Idea Group You’ve got contacts. Maybe you have a collection of business cards, random notes and emails, or perhaps you’ve started to enter them in a spreadsheet or system. While taking the first step of obtaining contact information is great, it’s what you do next that can make a significant impact on your nonprofit’s growth and the success of its mission. Here’s how to make your contacts count: Organize Contacts Into a System All of that general networking has left you with a bunch of business cards, so now what?...
4 Ways Core Values Contribute to a Nonprofit’s Culture and Success By: Melissa Lagowski CEO, Founder and Queen Bee, Big Buzz Idea Group As individuals, we each live by our own set of core values. These are the beliefs and ideas we use to shape our goals, guide our actions and ensure we stay on track. For nonprofits and businesses, creating a concrete set of core values is equally important. Much like our individual values, a nonprofit’s core values provide direction and guidelines for the organization itself as well as every person or entity it comes in contact with. Why...
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