Interesting trends amongst US nonprofits

This week the Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) released the results of their fifth annual State of the Nonprofit Sector survey. As far as I can see the data relates only to US cause-based organisations but the information is useful and the lessons for Australian organisations are obvious. Approximately 6000 organisations participated  and shared  how they are adapting their […]

Say goodbye to the Gate-Keeper

By Patrick McFadden If I were to write about this eleven years ago I would have been considered idiosyncratic, but today I think it’s more visible than ever to see. When I say gatekeeper I’m not talking about some mystical character out of a book. I’m talking about the individuals, groups or organisations that decide whether […]

Is survival a new measure of success?

I have had a great few months swanning around the country side catching up with old acquaintances and making new ones over countless cups of coffee and the occasional tea. All of the people I met had one thing in common – they were all Leaders (Senior Executives or Board Members) of cause-based organisations, small,medium and […]

Using technology to give your Cause that extra punch

One of the touchstones for impactful and thriving cause-based organisations is prudent use of technology and it is great to see that this is being recognised in various forums. Last weekend the South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas chose to emphasize the importance of using technology to further causes by honouring 10 people who […]