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Short post today! Really, this is more of a reminder. Every business, that includes yours, needs to be working with an ecosystem of partners right now. Paramount in that eco-system is a good group of charitable partners. This is the case whether your business is a solo endeavor, or employs hundreds. In short, your business […] The post Businesses Need to Work With Nonprofit Partners Right Now appeared first on Notations on Non-Profits.…
The road to self-employment is long and varied. While there are tons of resources that outline a “template” for making the decision, after working with dozens and dozens of founders I know the decision for, and the manifestation of, self-employment comes in all shapes and sizes. This is a good thing.  You may not want […] The post How To Consider And Transition Into Self-Employment appeared first on Notations on Non-Profits.…
Second in the series. Whoop, whoop! If you missed the last post, this is a little experiment I’m running and you’re more than welcome to join in. In each post, I’m looking at a program, project, initiative, or activity that (right now) is synonymous with a physical presence. Then, I’m re-imagining what that will look […] The post Re-Imagining Re-Engagement Series: KABOOM! appeared first on Notations on Non-Profits.…
Well. Organizations all over the country are looking for ways to overcome canceled events, lost sponsors, or donors. If you’ve read my previous posts, I’ve said this a few times but understanding where you are now, and stabilizing, is most important. More important than jumping into action around what to “do” next. As you assess, […] The post Now Is A Time For Collaboratives and Cooperatives appeared first on Notations on Non-Profits.…
Well. Organizations all over the country are looking for ways to overcome canceled events, lost sponsors, or donors. If you’ve read my previous posts, I’ve said this a few times but understanding where you are now, and stabilizing, is most important. More important than jumping into action around what to “do” next. As you assess, avoid the tendency to isolate. Are you looking at ways to stabilize as a collective? Or, are you coming from…
“I feel stuck.” Last night, I started calling clients and stuck was pretty unanimous. I’m sure you can relate. Here’s the interesting thing. The stuckness wasn’t just the sadness of the virus. Though that’s a big piece. The impact community (nonprofits, social enterprises, and small businesses) is starting to realize, “We’ve BEEN saying this would […] The post Re-imagining Re-engagement Series: The Houston Public Library appeared first on Notations on Non-Profits.…
“I feel stuck.” Last night, I started calling clients and stuck was pretty unanimous. I’m sure you can relate. Here’s the interesting thing. The stuckness wasn’t just the sadness of the virus. Though that’s a big piece. The impact community (nonprofits, social enterprises, and small businesses) is starting to realize, “We’ve BEEN saying this would happen and we’ve BEEN doing this work.” Deploying in disaster, getting resources to the vulnerable, preparing against illness, talking about…
How to handle contracts thwarted by the pandemic is something that will evolve over the years. No one knows for certain what will happen with cancellations and breaches. Still, people understandably have questions. And as organizations start to look at Plan B’s it’s important they understand where they currently are. In response to a few […] The post Contracts and Coronavirus: Understand Where You Are appeared first on Notations on Non-Profits.…
Mar 24 2020 How to handle contracts thwarted by the pandemic is something that will evolve over the years. No one knows for certain what will happen with cancellations and breaches. Still, people understandably have questions. And as organizations start to look at Plan B’s it’s important they understand where they currently are. In response to a few questions coming through the last few days, I shot a quick video to help with getting adjusted…
*** This list will continue to be updated** Grants for Small Business, Nonprofit and Social Enterprise A number of impact investing, CDFI, government, and private business organizations are starting to move capital around and deploy to the most immediate needs. Right now: Facebook has announced it will have have a grant for small businesses so […] The post Grants and Relief for Nonprofits, Social Enterprises, and Small Businesses appeared first on Notations on Non-Profits.…