Why and How to Engage with Government Entities: A Roadmap

In today’s world where there will be a rush of new funding, new programs, and policies in response to Covid and focus on social justice, entrepreneurs and organizations would benefit by making elected officials and government entities whether at local, state, and national level a priority.

Up the Board of Directors’ Game: Authentic and Relevant Conversations

Aside from the typical ones related to good governance, there is no question that it is imperative for the Board to be more connected than ever to what the world around us is currently experimenting and have an in-depth understanding of the potential futures about to take shape under our own eyes.

Planning Your Fundraising Strategy During and Post Covid-19

The Jet Fuel Series: A conversation with Rhett Wilson, Vice President of Development, The White House Historical Association, Co-Founder and Board Member, Caravanserai Project. If you’re in the mission-driven sector, fundraising is an intimidating base to cover even in the best of times. The Covid-19 pandemic made it even more challenging and 2021 is not […]

Five Lessons We Have Learned About Organizational Survival

A Palm Springs (CA) based women’s assistance program had been slammed by the impact of Covid-19: staff, volunteers and the board were demoralized and confused. The organization had run out of funds and was trying to get out of their office lease. In short, they were preparing to shut down. Covid-19 had almost forced a […]

Never Let A Crisis Go to Waste: The Organizational Survival Checklists

As the disrupting impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has changed the world for ever, mission-driven organizations are facing some very tough decisions ahead. While there is no doubt that emergency or disaster financial support is crucial, it is only a temporary solution and not a panacea. Numerous organizations in this sector have been on survival […]

Checklist: PPP Loans Forgiveness

Many nonprofit organizations have managed to maneuver their way through the CARES Act PPP loans. It has been a chaotic and highly frustrating process and unfortunately it is far from being over. Now that the loans are in their bank accounts, these organizations are facing other challenges: how to spend it? What is forgiven and what […]