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As I wind down my month of celebration, I’m still in a little bit of shock that this business, dreamed up in a windowless office at a very boring job, has taken on the life that it has, thanks in no small part, to our tribe of purpose-driven leaders. A …

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It’s not autumn, but I’m talking pumpkins!

Between our clients and new entrepreneur friends from the Creative @ Heart conference, I’ve had dozens of conversations in the last month about how to grow businesses. Some of these entrepreneurs are making just a couple thousand bucks a month and not even paying themselves yet, and others are bringing …

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How Increasing Nonprofit Transparency Increases Donations

Guidestar, the neutral database of all nonprofit organizations in the US with revenue over $200k, recently published a study that demonstrated that organizations who provided better and more information to stakeholders raised substantially more money in subsequent years than organizations who didn’t share information with stakeholders. More specifically, nonprofits who …

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The Best Investment I’ve Made in My Business

In the past four years, I’ve built a business from absolutely nothing to serving dozens of clients around the globe every month and creating a sustainable lifestyle and income for my growing family. It hasn’t always been easy and I haven’t done it alone. As a Type A, Enneagram 3 …

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How Nonprofit Leaders Can Adopt a Growth Mindset

Have you seen the pretty scary statement from the Nonprofit Times that “most charities are teetering on financial peril”? According to this 2018 study, 50% of organizations, created to do more good in the world and serve those in need, are disappearing, dissolving, or closing up shop on a regular …

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Five Steps to Closing Your Monthly Books

One question I ask when getting to know a new organization is: What does your monthly close process look like? I often get the answer: What’s that? [Insert wide-eyed emoji here].Many organizations I speak with don’t have an official monthly close process. They generally make sure all the month’s transactions …

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How to Track Temp Restricted Net Assets

Temp restricted…what…what? Today’s as good a day as any to tackle unrestricted vs. temporarily restricted income, both the bane and the lifeblood of so many nonprofits’ existence. Donor restrictions are often the first thing the auditors look at, and often the hardest thing to track accurately and appropriately. What it …

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