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Business Not Battle for Nonprofits and Their Boards
Elise Woodworth

We are all looking for the best way to make a nonprofit successful. That can be challenging. What I’ve found is that nonprofits often get stuck in the battles of everyday operation instead of running like a sustainable business. Staff are exhausted, people don’t want to volunteer, and donors aren’t confident in the organization. That’s a problem because nonprofits fill important gaps in our communities. Focusing on Business, not battle is the answer to creating a successful organization. For a nonprofit to be in business, it needs to get mission focused, gain awareness, and build an active network of advocates. Not only does this bring success to the organization, it also fuels passionate staff and avoid burn out. It helps engage volunteers who are ready to lend a helping hand. And it helps attract enthusiastic confident donors.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn the how to identify common battles nonprofits face that hinder success
  • Discover easy to implement strategies for creating mission focus
  • Learn how to use advocacy for their nonprofit to build momentum
  • Walk away with 4 thoughtful questions to ignite positive change
  • Jump start change to create a mini culture shift


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