How Long Should Board Members Serve

Is it better to have long-time board members who have stayed with an organization for many years and understand its history? Or is it better to bring in new members regularly and generate fresh ideas? BoardSource surveyed more than 1,300 nonprofit organizations to find out the latest trends in its 2017 report Leading with Intent…. Read More »


10 Tips for Going Green at Your Next Fundraiser

Going green is a goal many fundraisers are considering as part of a larger effort to turn their nonprofit into a climate-conscious organization. Events offer a multitude of ways to achieve this goal to lower emissions, increase recycling, and support local groups focused on contributing to the effort to be more environmentally responsible. Here are… Read More »


Is there an Ideal Nonprofit Board Size?

What is the optimal size for a nonprofit board? Is it possible to have too few board members? Or too many? This and other questions are examined periodically by BoardSource in their Leading with Intent study. The 2017 report illustrated some interesting trends in the composition of nonprofit boards.   “Goldilocks” Board — Not Too… Read More »


9 Tips to Boost Generation Z Donor Engagement

The post-millennial generation has arrived on the scene, and there’s much for nonprofits to learn about “Generation Z” as they follow millennials into the workforce. With a drive toward supporting the global community and a life spent fully enveloped in technology, members of Generation Z or “post-millennials” (those born between 1995-2014) are confident early starters… Read More »


What Makes a Strong Non-Profit Board

Have you ever been in a board of directors meeting where everything is just humming along? The work gets done and everyone has a good time doing it. What is it that makes for a high-performance team like this? How can you enhance your board’s functioning? Strong Board Culture One of the elements of a… Read More »


2018 Giving Tuesday Wrap Up and Contest Winners

Communities across the globe prove once again that #GivingTuesday is a fantastic way to kick off a holiday season filled with giving. The Tuesday after Thanksgiving for the sixth year in a row has been a day for our company, and many like ours, to give back. Company employees volunteered at nonprofit organizations around the Portland,… Read More »


Local Giving Guides: Are you missing out on this holiday fundraising opportunity?

“Tis the season for giving.” Nonprofit organizations count on this old adage to hold true during the holidays as busy people wrap-up their year-end charitable giving. Indeed, the holiday season provides an opportunity for mission-driven organizations to capitalize on the inherently philanthropic, feel-good nature that defines this festive time of year through a local giving… Read More »


Are Young People Empowered to See Philanthropy as Part of Their Lives?

How do nonprofit organizations ensure a steady stream of supporters into the future? How can young people be empowered to see philanthropy as an integrated part of their lives? These and other questions galvanized organizations in the 1980’s and 1990’s to start focusing on young people and figure out how to inspire the next generation… Read More »



Is Your Donor Base in Line with the Annual Report on Philanthropy and Families?

Have you ever wondered if there are patterns of philanthropy that are distinct between generations? Giving USA tackled the question if there’s a difference in how women and men give to charity? In its Annual Report on Philanthropy for 2017, offering valuable information on how giving differs. Giving Among Sons and Daughters Addressing gender and giving,… Read More »