Opportunities & Threats as part of a nonprofit SWOT analysis

SWOTs are a common way of evaluating where an organization stands, what are its greatest attributes and greatest areas of improvement are. SWOTs can be a powerful tool for organizations and communities. Last time we looked at the internal factors under your control – Strengths and Weaknesses, today we look at the external factors affecting…

Strengths and Weaknesses as part of a nonprofit SWOT analysis

SWOT Analyses are a common way of evaluating where an organization stands, what are its greatest attributes and greatest areas of improvement. SWOT stands for Strengths – Weaknesses – Opportunities – Threats. As we touched on before, strengths and weaknesses are internal and opportunities and threats are external. Today, we look at strengths and weaknesses….

SWOT Analysis for nonprofits

SWOT Analyses happen in both for-profit and non-profit worlds. They are a common way of evaluating where an organization stands, what are its greatest attributes and greatest areas of improvement. SWOT stands for Strengths – Weaknesses – Opportunities – Threats. Over the next few days we will be looking at each area more in-depth but…

Creating Talking Points for Nonprofits

A big part of an organization’s communication with the world at large is the ability to have clear, concise messaging. As a nonprofit, that messaging is your verbal advertisement, information source and selling point. It is important that everyone – from board members to staff – be able to speak with one voice and keep…

Quick Notes – External Communications Plans

External Communications External communications are an important item to consider in a communications plan. They include marketing, outreach and crisis communications strategies. It is important to note that all boards of directors have three duties: duty of care, duty of loyalty and duty of obedience. Under the duty of obedience, all messages to the outside…