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9/7/21: Creating a Diverse, Equitable & Inclusive Board

Because social change is complex, creating an effective team representing diverse constituencies, proved essential, researchers found. Future Generations University refers to the three groups that must be included in a partnership for social change as the “Bottom-Up,” the “Outside-In,” and the “Top-Down.”

A Model for Creating a Diverse, Equitable, & Inclusive Board



9/6/21: ACN Welcomes New Board Members,
Looks to Tackle Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in FY22

Diversity, equity and inclusion is a top priority for the ACN Board of Directors as it begins its new term.  ACN has great potential to boost its membership by appealing to a more diverse group of consultants, said new board president Shailushi Ritchie, founder and CEO of Sevah Consulting. 

ACN Welcomes New Board Members, 
Looks to Tackle Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in FY22



7/16/21: Annual Member Meeting Recap

We were thrilled to see members, board members, committee volunteers, sponsors, speakers & nonprofits at our 32nd Annual Meeting Friday, June 18. One of our key updates was that we have broken our membership record! 

Read: ACN 2021 Annual Meeting Recap




7/12/21: Four questions To Up Your Content Game

Your online content can further your mission by attracting new members and inspiring constituents to action. Based on a recent national survey, here are 4 questions you can ask to decide if your nonprofit needs to level up its content strategy.

Read: Four questions to up your content game


6/3/21: Strategic Visioning: The Time to Think Big is Now 

Visioning is more creative and comprehensive than a revision to your vision statement. It is the precursor to every strategic plan, feasibility study, and every large-scale campaign. It enables organizations and groups to agree on compelling goals, breakthrough strategies, and aligned action. Learn and try a simple visioning exercise you can do with your team.

Read: Strategic Visioning: The Time to Think Big Is Now



5/2/21: Fundraising: Busting the Myth of Donor Fatigue

The problem isn’t how often we communicate with donors but what we say – or don’t say – to them. 

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