Fast Build Friday: Episode 38- Infrastructure Trends to Watch in 2021 (Part I)

If you had to complete binders full of reporting, metrics, updates, check-ins, and plans, to apply for, receive, and use a funding award, would it make a difference in how…

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Fast Build Friday: Episode 37- Reflecting on 2020 Infrastructure Trends

Are you a trendspotter? Did you know that trendspotting can help you strengthen your #nonprofit infrastructure and inform your #capacitybuilding? Today's Fast Build Friday topic is reflecting on 2020 infrastructure trends. Nic highlights…

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Fast Build Friday: Episode 36- Substantial Grant Award Considerations

We've been hearing a lot recently about MacKenzie Scott's grant making, including to some organizations that were not expecting the millions they received. Do you think your #nonprofit is "ready" to receive…

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Fast Build Friday: Episode 35- How to Have a Successful Strategic Planning Process

Where does your strategic plan live? In a shared folder, on a shelf, or in a drawer? Or does your plan live in the approach, training, and practices within your…

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Fast Build Friday: Episode 34- Understanding Strategic Nonprofit Alliances

How do you determine whether you should collaborate with another #nonprofit? Do you have clear criteria for entering into collaborations with other nonprofits or do you base your decision on fear…

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Fast Build Friday: Episode 33- The Importance of Having and Following a Conflict of Interest Policy

Raise your hand if you have a Conflict of Interest (COI) policy. Now, are you following that policy? When you are not closely following your COI Policy, you may be…

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Fast Build Friday: Episode 32- The Connection Between a Unique Value Proposition and Infrastructure

Have you ever referred to another #nonprofit organization doing similar work as a "competitor"? Do you think that because an organization is doing work in the same space as you, you are…

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Fast Build Friday: Episode 31- Strong Succession Planning Part II

If we asked you to show us your succession plan, would you have to blow months or years of dust off it before you showed it to us? And would…

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Fast Build Friday: Episode 30- Two Key Elements for Strong Succession Planning Part I

What would happen if your CEO/Executive Director (ED) finished their lunch and left for the day...and decided not to return....Ever? And what if your only staff accountant or grant associate…

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Fast Build Friday: Episode 29- Using Infrastructure to Protect Your Intellectual Property

Do you ever think about how creating and protecting your organization's #intellectualproperty can help support its sustainability? Today's Fast Build Friday is about using infrastructure to protect your intellectual property. Nic shares…

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