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    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

    GROW SMART

    Posted by Brian Keel

    Recently, while in Bloomington, IL, the hotel shuttle driver dropped me off with the comment “welcome to the smallest airport I’ve ever seen.”  He was surprised when I assured him that I had seen several airports with fewer than nine gates.

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    Topics: Nonprofit Management, Capital Fundraising, finance

    THE "-ANCE" IN YOUR PLANS

    Posted by Brian Keel

    Who doesn’t love budgeting?  Whether it’s getting your arms around spending at home, watching members of Congress debate on C-SPAN or sitting through meetings at the office, budgeting is one of the great joys of life…Right?

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    Topics: finance, budget

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