Member Spotlight: Blue Mountain Humane Society – How collaboration can strengthen a community

For the Blue Mountain Humane Society, an animal shelter is the “happiest place on earth.” It’s where pets and owners are reunited and meet for the first time. Executive Director Sara Archer explains, “It is such a place of hope and possibility.” How did this one nonprofit turn what for many is a sad “pound” holding lost animals, into a place of love and connection? Sara Archer recounts how revamping their mission statement and then focusing on an articulated vision helped her to clearly and boldly engage with the community. Her organization loves to collaborate with nonprofits in their Walla […]

Public Policy Update
Policy Updates

February 2018 Public Policy Update: Halfway Through the Legislative Session; Federal Budget Drama; State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey

It’s already mid-February and there have been many state and federal public policy developments relevant to the nonprofit sector. Below are key issues for your nonprofit organization to be aware of: Announcements State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey Join us in taking and promoting the State of the Nonprofit Sector survey, conducted by the Nonprofit Finance Fund. The survey is the largest national sampling of nonprofit organizations and the data collected outline the overall health and challenges for the nonprofit community. The survey is a powerful platform for nonprofits large and small, urban and rural, across sub-sectors and geographies, and its […]


A Match Made in Heaven: In-Person Event, Meet Virtual Online World

Marrying your offline world with your online presence can be a challenge, but when you do it effectively, it creates a powerful and compelling union that can boost your fundraising, widen your reach, grow awareness and even help you pull off events without a hitch. In fact, leveraging digital marketing (along with important website tools) is one of the best ways to generate interest in your event, drive attendance and create awareness and connection during the event. If you’re going to spend the time, money and effort to host an event, doesn’t it make sense to maximize those things? With digital […]