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Your nonprofit needs a loveable operations plan
Posted on: April 17, 2018 at 10:23 am

By Covita Moroney, CFRE A story… Energized by a fresh, inspiring vision and spot-on strategic goals (carefully crafted at the amazing two-day Board / Staff planning retreat) you hit the office filled with fire-in-the-belly. Determined to bring to life the wonderful vision (after you first check email and voice messages, return a few calls, and sort through the mail) you plan to gather staff and announce the implementation of the organization’s new three-Year Strategic Plan!

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10 elements to success for your next campaign
Posted on: March 20, 2018 at 10:43 am

By Joyce Penland, CFRE You’ve no doubt heard the adage about the frequency of capital campaigns: You’ve just completed one, you’re in the middle of one, or you’re planning the next one.  Wherever your organization finds itself, it’s always good to examine your team’s readiness to undertake a significant capital campaign.  Here are some of “elements of success” that we at Lee+ Associates consider when working with clients that are considering a capital campaign. This

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Nonprofit fraud hurts more than the bottom line
Posted on: February 20, 2018 at 10:04 am

By Marion Lee, CFRE  A thief has three characteristics: first a thief is not recognized by you as being a thief; second, he robs you of what you have without your realizing it at the time; and third, a thief leaves you feeling foolish after you have been robbed. –N. Ravichandran In this article, I ‘d like to explore why theft happens, how to work smarter to prevent this happening in your nonprofit and how

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Summer means…
Posted on: August 6, 2017 at 2:55 pm

“Summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” –Henry James For most nonprofit staff members, summer typically brings a slight slow-down in program activity, although for some it can be the busiest time of the year particularly if you’re running a summer camp or enrichment program. But for those who do enjoy this slower time of year, the Lee+ Associates team recommends these five tips to

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Strengthening your program’s impact comes from evaluation
Posted on: August 6, 2017 at 2:55 pm

By Covita Moroney In working with our clients, particularly in the context of organizational assessments, Lee+ Associates team members consistently encounter nonprofit leaders who fully embrace the importance of demonstrating their program’s impact. My work with a current client (and past experiences as a nonprofit manager) quickly surfaced this core fact: most nonprofit staffs are completely occupied with the planning and delivery of their programs, and have little time to design and implement data systems

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