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How to Retain Quality Fundraisers and Development Staff

Whether your organization’s development office is a one-man show, mid-sized, or a mega shop one thing is for certain: leadership is everything!  

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Grant Winning Best Practices of Successfully Funded Nonprofits

As we start this new year, the economic forecast appears to be uncertain. During economic downturns, we can be assured that foundations will continue to

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5 Ways to Create a Solid Development Foundation in the New Year

In my opinion, there's nothing better than a wood burning fireplace on a cold and snowy day. I love to nurse the fire along and enjoy that bone-deep warmth

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Best DBD 2022 Blog Posts

It's been an impactful year of blogs, guides, and webinars from our team. This week we're sharing the posts that you all found most helpful. Scroll through this list and choose one new action to take with you into the coming year. 

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4 Financial Policies of an Effective Nonprofit Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Program

As your organization leans into Diversity, Equity and Inclusion work it’s important to remember that financial policies can either advance or hinder the progress you are making. Aligning financial practices with the strategic goals of the organization will always take you further faster. Here are a few things to consider:

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3 FINANCIAL CONVERSATIONS THAT CAN'T WAIT

Q4, strategic planning, financial planning, operations, reserves, non-profit management, year-end, operations, budget, loan, debt management

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WHAT ARE POST-COVID STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS EXPECTING FROM LEADERSHIP?

Does the old addage, less is more, stand up to post-COVID leadership? We've all learned what matters and employees are no different. How do we pivot our expectations?

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SETTING THE COURSE TOGETHER

Board development, leadership, donor relations, client stories, strategic planning, strategic roadmap

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How to Delight and Surprise Your Nonprofit Board

Boards generally don’t like to be surprised. Generally, boards like to know what is going on in a nonprofit organization, and they want to be well-prepared

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How To Conduct an MRI on Your Board

We can tell when a board is experiencing pinch points or pain. Board members themselves often know when their performance is not where we want it to be.

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Nonprofit Boards: When You Want Things to Change (Sort of)

Ever have that feeling that you want to create some change, but at the same time, you or others around you don’t want to? Like there are competing forces

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Who Do You Need to Thank?

Gratitude is about being thankful (internal) and about showing appreciation and returning kindness (external). Feeling thankful without showing it may leave others wondering where we stand!

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Three Ways to Express Gratitude

It is such a good feeling when you learn that you have inspired someone to continue making an impact throughout communities in need.

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Create Lasting Organizational DEIA Transformation through the Power of Belonging

It was a seminal moment for a younger me in recognizing that in my community, unequal application of justice and unequal access to opportunity was a reality for many.

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we empower nonprofits to thrive.

DBD Group is a team of dedicated non-profit professionals, joined together to help you realize your goals and support your unique vision. With deep experience and creativity we help you with new and better approaches to your non profit work. Together, we will help you drive greater achievements, building a stronger foundation for a successful mission for the years to come.

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