UNICORN TARTARE | 20 HOT TOPICS

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RACIAL DIVERSITY & INCLUSION - How the nonprofit sector is tackling the issue of staff, leadership, beneficiary, donor, and/or volunteer diversity and inclusion

EQUITY - How the nonprofit sector is tackling the issue of being fair and impartial to staff, leadership, beneficiaries, donors, and/or volunteers.

THE OVERHEAD MYTH - How the nonprofit sector is tackling the issue of the false conception that financial ratios are the sole indicator of nonprofit performance.

BURNOUT & SELF CARE - How the nonprofit sector is tackling the issue of staff and volunteer burnout and the  need to address self care as a business practice.

THE NON-BUSINESS MYTH - How the nonprofit sector often doesn’t see itself as a business but something different - when it truly is a faithful form of business.

SEXISM & INCLUSION - How the nonprofit sector is tackling the issue of staff, leadership, beneficiary, donor, and/or volunteer sexism and inclusion.

VOLUNTEERS ARE FREE - How the nonprofit sector at the leadership and donor level often doesn’t realize that running a volunteer program and managing volunteers isn’t free just because volunteers donate free time.

THE TECHNOLOGY GAP - How the nonprofit sector is tackling the issue of having limited or out-dated technology, and often struggles to make the case to invite donors to successfully support those needs.

THE WAGE GAP - How the nonprofit sector is tackling the issue of professional wage disparities within and outside of the nonprofit sector.

COMPETITION VS. COLLABORATION - How the nonprofit sector is tackling the issue of staying competitive while also becoming increasingly collaborative among similar or community-oriented nonprofit peers.  

IMPACTS & OUTCOMES - How the nonprofit sector is tackling the issue of owning and mastering their impact and outcomes to fulfill their own mission and vision, but also to support donor and community expectations.

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY - How the nonprofit sector is tackling the issue of maintaining effective and appropriate financial records to help support public trust and assurance.

INEFFECTIVE BOARD LEADERSHIP - How the nonprofit sector is tackling the issue of effectively finding, onboarding, training and board members to be stewards, assets and advocates for organizations.

THE PROPRIETARY NONPROFIT MYTH - How the nonprofit sector is tackling the issue of nonprofits who believe their mission or work is proprietary or a secret - something that can’t be fully shared or expressed with the public or with peers or collaborators.

501CMES - How the nonprofit sector is tackling the issue of one-person-nonprofits, often lacking a board, support and/or volunteer stakeholders.

THE PUBLIC POLICY MYTH - How the nonprofit sector is tackling the issue of the false conception that nonprofits are not able to engage in policy conversations or advocacy around issues that matter.

SUCCESSION PLANNING - How the nonprofit sector is tackling the issue of succession planning at all levels of the organization, including founder and executive leadership demands.

TOO MANY MANAGERS, NOT ENOUGH LEADERS - How the nonprofit sector is tackling the issue of often appealing to manager-styled leaders focused exclusively on finance and program, instead of executive-styled leaders focused on strategy and organizational growth.

THE SECTOR STANDARD MYTH - How the nonprofit sector is tackling the issue of of the false conception that we have true universal standards (titles, pay scales, processes, etc.) helping to support the systemic growth and governance of our collective industry.  

THE  DONOR/ CUSTOMER MYTH - How the nonprofit sector is tackling the issue of of the false conception that donors are essentially “customers” and should be treated as such, often suggesting they are the most important human capital of any nonprofit - as opposed to beneficiaries, volunteers, staff or the community at large.


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