FRIDAY FAVORITES

     Hello Nonprofit Enthusiast! Welcome to my Friday Favorites! Each Friday, I curate my favorite nonprofit articles, resources and blogs from the week! Enjoy!

1. 8 Nonprofits and Their Successful Growth Strategies

 Favorite quote from this post:

While growth might be difficult to pin down, it isn’t out of your reach.
— Will Schmidt

by Will Schmidt (@WJS1988 ) at @classy

 

2. 2 Keys to Improving Nonprofit Leadership

 Favorite quote from this post:

The quality of leadership in the nonprofit sector and the fundraising profession reflects on all of us. It impacts our ability to insist on proven best practices and other high standards that our organizations deserve.
— Jeff Dowdy

 

by Jeff Dowdy (@jeffjowdy)  at @non_profit_pro

3. How to Prime Your Donors for the Ask with the Jedi Mind Trick

 Favorite quote from this post:

People want to feel inspired. Although you can ask for unrestricted operating money, it’s not inspiring. On the other hand, saving someone’s life is very inspiring.
— Amy Eisenstein

 

by Amy Eisenstein (@AmyEisenstein) at @GuideStarUSA

4.  It's 2018 - Do You Know When Your Nonprofit's Cybersecurity is?

 Favorite quote from this post:

Those of us in the field may like to think that nonprofit organizations are immune to cybersecurity risks; why would anyone want our data? The reality is, nonprofit organizations collect incredibly sensitive information about its constituents and donors, which can include social security numbers, credit card information, and medical information.
— Sheela Nimishakavi

by Sheela Nimishakav  at @npquarterly

5. Building Bench Strength, Developing Professional Skills

 Favorite quote from this post:

developing on necessary functional capacities and creating a system that builds on an ongoing commitment to learning is seen as a next frontier for professional development at the organization.
— Andy Segedin