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Tis the Season for Strategy

Our thoughts this month are brought to you by Paul Rooprai, Vice President of Strategic Planning and Senior Consultant Strategic planning is essential for any business, but for nonprofits, it’s an especially important tool that drives mission fulfillment and longevity. If your organization hasn’t discussed strategy recently, now is the time to revisit the topic […]

American Rescue Plan Act – Part 1

The latest buzz on the street has been less about COVID and more about how cities across the nation will be receiving and allocating substantial funds to organizations in need.  Thanks to the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), Kentucky counties will receive a direct allocation of $867.8 million. Each city will have its own process […]

Learning in the Company of Friends

We are very excited to announce a first for Kentucky – The CNPE School for Fundraising and Engagement! A partnership was born when Ann Coffey, CEO of the Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNPE) reviewed May 2020 survey results about fundraising during the pandemic and reached out to Ashley|Rountree’s (A|R) Mark Rountree, Executive Vice President who had always […]

The Source!

As John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote, “I get by with a little help from my friends.”  We can all use some help now and then – yes, even as consultants we have tried and true sources of information. This week we asked our team what are the trusted sources of information when researching a […]

The P.E.S.O. Model

This week we are checking in with Danielle Marshall, Marketing Consultant at Ashley|Rountree, who is sharing helpful hints on creating a marketing plan. “Marketing” is a loaded word in many industries and for a nonprofit organization it can, at times, seem too big to wrap your head around. Is it enough to just post on social media? […]

Ring in the New Year

As we embark on the early days of 2021, I thought it would be a good time to reflect on lessons learned.  What does 2021 have in store for us?  One thing we have learned from the past ten months is that we should not predict.  Are we wiser from the past ten months?  I […]

A harbinger for good things to come?

Did you participate in last week’s Giving Tuesday day of giving?  If so, you may have been one of the many organizations who received strong financial support from your patrons.  According to The Chronicle of Philanthropy, there was a 30% increase in donations from that of 2019.  It is wonderful to hear this news since 2020 has […]

A Unicorn?

In our last article we talked about the search process from a candidate’s viewpoint.  This week we turn to nonprofit’s recruiting to find the perfect candidate. If your organization is seeking an individual to fill a position consider the following thoughts to find the ideal candidate. Planning and Preparation If you have an existing job description, review […]

Apply Now

The Chronicle of Philanthropy recently reported that almost 1 million nonprofit jobs have been lost since February.  Art, entertainment and recreation lost the most with a 35% drop followed by education, then social services and finally healthcare.  If you have found yourself in this situation you may be one of many applying for nonprofit jobs that are […]

Easy Giving?

Last May, Jennifer and David Risher, a California couple, started the #HalfMyDAF movement asking those with donor advised funds (DAF) to empty half of their funds to get money to those charities in need due to COVID’s effects.  The movement ended on September 30 so final results have not been released but the August 20 Chronicle […]