Fast Build Friday: Episode 48- The Role of Membership in Governance

Think fast: Is your nonprofit a membership corporation? Okay. What decision-making authority do your members have (and we don't mean board members)? I'll wait. 🙂 Did you know that knowing…

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Fast Build Friday: Episode 47- Too Many Organizational Values Can Jeopardize Your Infrastructure

Does a #nonprofit organization having a single organizational value make you question its commitment to the work? Do more values = more commitment? Today's Fast Build topic is how having…

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Fast Build Friday: Episode 46- Pursuing a “Continuously Improving” Infrastructure

Do you think you could build a perfect organization? A perfect board? A perfect team? What if we told you that chasing perfection is a race to the bottom? Today's…

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Fast Build Friday: Episode 45- How to Build an Effective Grant-Making Process (Part III)

Recently, we have seen organizations requesting help with incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion principles into their grant making. We know the issue as soon as we see the request and…

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Fast Build Friday: Episode 44- How to Build an Effective Grant-Making Process (Part II)

If we separately asked you and a colleague who works closely with you to define risk, would you share the same definition? What if we asked everyone in your organization?…

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Fast Build Friday: Episode 43- How to Build an Effective Grant-Making Process (Part I)

What if we told you the reason you should build a process, but our actions revealed a different reason...could you build it? You would be surprised at how many times…

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Fast Build Friday: Episode 42- Transitioning from Concept to Public Charity (Part II)

How do you plan for an organization that does not exist? Have you ever done that? We do it all the time. It is partly why we specialize in creating…

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Fast Build Friday: Episode 41- Transitioning from Concept to Public Charity (Part I)

Would it surprise you to know that we never just say, "Let's do it!" when someone comes to us to form a #charity​? Or that we ask programmatic and strategy…

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Fast Build Friday: Episode 40- Key Elements of a Service Agreement

Did you know that how you negotiate the provisions within your service agreements actually impacts the sustainability of your #nonprofit or #philanthropy? Today's Fast Build topic is about the key…

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Fast Build Friday: Episode 39- Infrastructure Trends to Watch in 2021 (Part II)

Given what we have seen so far, #nonprofit and #philanthropy leaders might be saying this phrase at the end of 2021: "Remember when we hosted that 'bylaws and committee charter…

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