Bad information can be worse than no information at all. A strategic planning process is important, but many nonprofits don’t have a good working knowledge of the process.
Heightened consumer expectations can present difficulties for nonprofits, but they can also mean opportunities.
Focus groups can be effective tools for testing new publications, logos, slogans and donor appeals. According to the Communications Toolkit, written and designed by Cause Communications, focus groups can also be beneficial in the early stages of a survey to uncover appropriate areas for questioning.
Out of chaos arises, more chaos?
The popularity of gargantuan retail stores, shopping centers and business parks and the gentrification of urban population centers has spurred awareness of concomitant problems.
Although racial diversity has become prominent in many areas of the nonprofit sector, one place where it still is lacking is in the boardroom.
Money is always an issue for nonprofit organizations, but for some the threat of fiscal insolvency looms large.
Producing a publication, whether it is a newsletter or a magazine, and whether it is online or on paper, can pay dividends for a nonprofit organization, but getting a publication up and running can be a daunting proposition.
Bloggers the world over are standing up for a cause by writing down their thoughts on October 15. More than 4,500 bloggers have signed on to write about poverty in the second annual Blog Action Day that will reach an estimated more than 9.3 million blog readers.
Even the noblest ideas can fail to take hold in the minds of intended audiences. Even the noblest ideas when clearly expressed can fall flat.