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Three Financial Aspects Of Your Capital Campaign To Know Before You Start

Posted by Brian Keel

I recently joined a meeting with a new client that is about to embark on his first capital campaign. He asked a great question, “What do you wish you would’ve known before your first capital campaign?”

Hindsight is usually 20/20 so I was grateful for this great question and the ability to help this client avoid some preventable pitfalls.

A few tips came to mind:

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Topics: Capital Campaign, Goals, Financial Development, Capital Fundraising, finance, financial management

Rethinking Office Space for Nonprofit Organizations

Posted by DBD Finance Team

When thinking about ways to use real estate assets to further a nonprofit’s mission, we often focus on underutilized real estate and how we might turn those into cash. However, as nonprofits seek ways to use contributed and earned revenue dollars more efficiently, it may also be a good time to rethink how you use your office space

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Topics: Nonprofit Management, finance, financial management

Best DBD 2022 Blog Posts

Posted by DBD Team

 

As the year comes to and end, we are highlighting our best posts and the nonprofit practices that we should all carry into the new year. 

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Topics: Leadership, Fundraising, Best of DBD, finance

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

Posted by Brian Keel
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Topics: Leadership, Nonprofit, finance, financial management, Inclusion

3 FINANCIAL CONVERSATIONS THAT CAN'T WAIT

Posted by Brian Keel

Autumn has arrived and the end of the year is much closer than the beginning.  The fourth quarter can make or break your financial results and there are a number of things your organization should be talking about right now to help ensure the greatest possible success.

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Topics: Vision, End Of Year, Planning, Security Blanket, Debt Reduction, Nonprofit, finance, budget, financial management

STREAMS AND STACKS

Posted by DBD Team

By Brian Keel and Bruce Berglund

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Topics: Fundraising, Financial Development, Capital Fundraising, finance

WHAT'S NEXT?

Posted by Bruce Berglund

Throughout the past few months, conversations with clients from around the country have centered on one basic question:

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Topics: Philanthropy, Nonprofit Management, Nonprofit Leadership, Financial Development, Fundraising Campaign, Nonprofit, Resource Development, finance, financial management

ASSISTANCE FOR NONPROFITS

Posted by DBD Team

By the DBD Finance Team

Congress has enacted several key pieces of legislation over the last year to help businesses continue operations during the COVID pandemic. As we move deeper in 2021 it is important to know that several types of assistance for non-profit organizations still exist. While not every organization qualifies based on size or adverse economic impact, it is worth looking to see where you fit in.

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Topics: Nonprofit, finance, financial management, Covid, Cares Act, PPP

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT IN 2021

Posted by DBD Team

In the latest episode of the DBD Podcast, Jon Simons talks to DBD teammates Brian Keel and Jim Mellor about managing nonprofit finances in the coming year. From budget forecasting to working with your bank, their forthright advice will help you make better decisions now and in the future.

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Topics: Leadership, Nonprofit Leadership, Podcast, Nonprofit, finance, budget, financial management

CULTIVATING SUSTAINABILITY

Posted by Brian Keel

Cultivating sustainability in an organization has long been a best practice. During 2020, we have seen this importance magnified as those who embraced a philosophy of sustainability are generally weathering the pandemic and related economic turmoil better than the rest.

The good news: it’s never too late to embrace a sustainable mindset!

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Topics: Nonprofit, finance, financial management, sustainability

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