The LinkedIn for Nonprofits Weekly Digest
As organizations around the world refine and execute their recovery plans, this week’s LinkedIn for Nonprofits Weekly Digest is focused on how nonprofits can survive and thrive during this turbulent period.
You’ll find tips on strengthening your organizational culture, unlocking the power of storytelling, and more. You’ll also discover the latest data and insights out of the nonprofit sector to help you move in the right direction.
Here are five must-read articles and reports for nonprofits this week:
1. 2021 Nonprofit Technology Trends Report (Sage Intacct)
Sage Intacct’s recently released 2021 Nonprofit Technology Trends Report digs into the challenges faced by nonprofits last year and points to positive signs for the future. The report also outlines a few ways that finance leaders at nonprofits can steer their organizations toward a faster recovery.
2. The 3 C’s For Nonprofits To Thrive in a Pandemic Economy (Nonprofit Wisdom)
With the ongoing health crisis continuing to impact the global economy, nonprofits everywhere will likely have to tighten their belts this year. In this article, Margit Brazda Poirier, founder and owner of Grants4Good, shares how nonprofit organizations can succeed in the current economy by focusing on contact, consistency, and congruency.
Misconceptions about the nonprofit sector can hurt organizations and their teams. To help you shape your messaging to dispel common myths, the Forbes Nonprofit Council breaks down 12 damaging things many people believe about nonprofits—from the idea that donations are the only way to help to the view that nonprofit leaders are less effective than their corporate peers.
4. Nonprofit Storytelling: Why It Matters and How to Do It Effectively (Business 2 Community)
Powerful storytelling can be a nonprofit’s secret weapon—attracting media coverage, driving donations, and inspiring more people to get involved. Business 2 Community shares some tips and examples to help nonprofits source, craft, and share impact stories that leave a lasting impression.
5. Company Culture Is Everyone’s Responsibility (Harvard Business Review)
Organizational culture can be the glue that holds a nonprofit together, affecting engagement and retention and determining whether employees are in a position to do their best work. But in this new working climate we find ourselves in, old ways of creating a positive culture won’t work. Drawing on examples from both the corporate and nonprofit worlds, HBR explores why and how every person at your organization should be responsible for building the culture—from board members to managers and beyond.
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