April Anthony

7 Tips to Ensure A Search Committee is Successful

| by April Anthony

Hiring a new executive for any organization is a very important and complex process. When recruiting a committee to lead the search, make certain that members will offer different perspectives, expertise, and insights. Here are seven tips to ensure your Search Committee is successful: Eac…

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Ensuring Productivity Without Anxiety During COVID-19

| by April Anthony

We all thought things would be back to normal by now but, instead, our numbers are increasing daily. Keeping anxiety at bay is important to ensure productivity, especially when most of us are working remotely. When the body and mind are thrown into an unknown like the pandemic, we react by p…

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12 Reasons Your Strategic Plan Should Have BHAGs

| by April Anthony

A BHAG, pronounced bee hag, is an acronym for Big Hairy Audacious Goal. The term was originally coined in the book Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies by Jim Collins and Jerry Porras. BHAGs are meant to excite and energize people in an authentic way. Why should every non…

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Celebrating National Philanthropy Day

| by April Anthony

"National Philanthropy Day is celebrated annually on November 15th. This day signifies the importance of working together for the common good. Philanthropic deeds come in all different shapes and sizes — charitable giving, volunteering, etc. — and on National Philanthropy Day, …

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Are You Consistently Engaging Your Donors?

| by April Anthony

Engaging prospective and current donors consistently throughout the year should be part of your annual development planning. There are so many ways that a nonprofit or institution of higher education can engage donors. Below is a shortlist: Send a prospective or current donor your annual …

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