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Nonprofits Need to Think About the Next Six to Nine Months

Each month our industry experts of 30 Ashley|Rountree consultants gather to examine and deliberate the latest trends and share stories. Today we discussed the current state of affairs for the nonprofit world. It was definitely a broad-ranging conversation but for now I will focus on one topic: Nonprofits need to think about the next six […]

Strategic Restructuring Survey & Webinar

In the last message I mentioned the difficult decisions that many organizations are now facing. Namely, how to respond to the downturn in the economy that have seriously impacted operations. Some have immediately implemented tactical responses like layoffs or program eliminations. Others are considering more longer-term strategic solutions like sharing administrative functions, engaging in joint […]

Strategic Restructuring

Our ongoing discussions with nonprofit leaders reveal that organizations are asking how they can enhance partnerships, create alliances, collaborate on programs and share management services in an effort to reduce costs yet still maximize mission and programs for those they serve. In many ways, all organizations (be it nonprofits and for profits) are realizing that […]

Time to ask? #GivingTuesday is almost here!

Time heals. And while we are still confined to social distancing, we are seeing that daily life continues and organizations are in a new phase of work – thinking about the future and getting back to a new normal. The top question we have been receiving is whether it is okay to start asking for […]

Teamwork → Results

Teamwork, sustainable growth, ethical practices and results are part of Ashley|Rountree and Associates’ framework for doing business. Ashley|Rountree is operating with its entire team of trusted advisors providing tactics and strategies for much needed operating capital. We recently designed a fee-reduced plan that is helping nonprofits take full advantage of immediate opportunities while also establishing your organization […]

Making the Request

The latest news for our country seems to be a bit more promising than in recent weeks and certainly we are hoping to begin to move towards recovery sooner rather than later. We are always moving forward, and the team at Ashley|Rountree has been making many calls to former and current clients. What we are […]

Communication with Governing Boards

On Sunday, we as a nation learned that we would be asked to continue social distancing through April 30. For the health of community and nation this is a good thing for us to embrace. But as an employee and leader of an organization trying to move your mission forward, this may seem like devasting […]

Making Your Development & Communication Efforts Strategic

We hope this message finds you and your family healthy and safe. These are unprecedented times and we are learning as a community to take each day as it comes. Information seems to be updated hourly and coming at us all in such a rapid pace. During these times, the Ashley|Rountree team is committed to […]

The Importance of Strong Volunteer Leadership for Our Charities

Did you ever wonder how a nonprofit organization is created? You may think it’s all about legal paperwork and countless forms filed with faceless managers at the Internal Revenue Service and our state’s Attorney General’s office. It’s true enough: it takes a lot of paper to win tax-exemption for a charity (and it should; those […]

Is Social Media the Fund Development Professional’s Magic Bullet?

In light of the ALS Association’s recent epic success, the nonprofit industry is abuzz with talk of how to recreate the next Ice Bucket Challenge. Increasingly, board members are looking to development staff to devise a plan using social media to increase gift income. Development staffers are spending countless hours brainstorming the next big social […]