7 Actions YOU can take to get the Board of Your Dreams

So you’ve done the work and hand-selected a full board’s worth of individuals who fully support your organization and the unique way in which it will work to impact your community. Great! But that was the easy part! Next, you’re tasked with productively engaging your board members throughout their tenure. In other words, now that […]

Five Steps for Succession Success

Life happens. Things change. You might be part of a wonderful leadership team that makes something like transition feel outside of the realm of possibilities. Regardless of how they happen – transitions, wether they are personal, professional, or organizational, are inevitable. Sometimes planned, yet other times unexpected, the anxiety around the uncertainty of the situation […]

5 Steps to Nail your Nonprofit Cash Reserves

3,400 nonprofit leaders across the U.S. responded to a 2018 survey conducted by the Nonprofit Finance Fund, and 69% reported having at least 3, and up to more than 6 months’ worth of operating expenses in their reserve funds. A number that is now likely less as many organizations have had to either pause or […]

When to set up an endowment for your nonprofit – and how to do it!

One of the hallmarks of financial health and sustainability for any organization is the existence of an endowment. For nonprofits, an established endowment acts almost as a status symbol – Your organization has an endowment? You made it! – and some organizations even look at endowments as if they’re the ultimate financial end-goal. What is […]

Social Good Spotlight: Cleveland Public Library

Welcome to Sangfroid Strategy’s new series spotlighting Northeast Ohio nonprofit organizations doing the hard work to adapt their programming and continue to deliver their social good during these times. Here we asked nonprofits to share positive and innovative ways they are adapting their programming to align with the need for social distancing, while still delivering […]

Social Good Spotlight: The Treehouse Ohio

Welcome to Sangfroid Strategy’s new series spotlighting Northeast Ohio nonprofit organizations doing the hard work to adapt their programming and continue to deliver their social good during these times. Here we asked nonprofits to share positive and innovative ways they are adapting their programming to align with the need for social distancing, while still delivering […]

5 Apps That Will Transform Your Afterschool Program Delivery

Caring for the children of our community is a high priority. They are our future, after all! Research has shown that afterschool programs can provide a wealth of benefits to children in crucial developmental areas including social, emotional, academic, and even health and wellness. Afterschool programs also serve their neighborhoods well by inspiring students’ learning, […]

Is Your Organization a Hibernator, Responder, or Hybrid?

Many nonprofit leaders are currently focusing all of their thoughts and attention on the uncertainty of the current pandemic, and how their organization will be impacted in the immediate and long-term. While mandates vary from state to state, overall we have seen mass stay-at-home orders and closures nationwide forcing organizations to make quick – and […]