News and Notes

Monday, December 22, 2014

Tis the season … to say thank you!

By Mary Bevans Gillett, MA, MBA, CFRM, NorthSky Consultant

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Friday, December 19, 2014

Nonprofit leaders seeking to ignite their careers, hone their management skills or strengthen their boards will find a wide range of professional development opportunities in the 2015 Winter...

Tuesday, December 16, 2014



In order to get a better understanding of how organizations in the region are experiencing and adapting to a changing environment, Rotary Charities of Traverse City and its capacity building program, NorthSky, collected information from nonprofits in the 10-county region during 2013 and 2014 using a variety of methods....

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Fund Development is Fun!

By Jennifer Booher, NorthSky Consultant, True North Consulting & Grant Writing Services, LLC

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Erin Bernhard joined us earlier this month to lead a NorthSky Break for Lunch session,...

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Nonprofit Success – Have a Plan, Get the Word Out, and Differentiate Yourself! Posted by Todd Sanders, NorthSky Consultant

I have had the pleasure of supporting NorthSky working with some outstanding nonprofit efforts in our Region for the past few months. As relatively new to the nonprofit world, it has been a...

Thursday, October 23, 2014

NorthSky would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to the Oleson Foundation for its generous support for the 2014-2015 NorthSky...

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

This week's advice from William Anderson, NorthSky Consultant 

1. Successful nonprofits have compelling missions and consistently work to present their mission to the public. Not just with the intention of increasing fund development but to insure that individuals needing services are aware that these services exist. This requires...

Thursday, October 9, 2014

   By Ashima Saigal, Database Sherpa, NorthSky Consultant

While donor data is important to the running...

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The ultimate challenge... how do nonprofit leaders diversify funding in order to secure a base of revenue? Some nonprofits are limited to fundraising for 100% of their revenue but many organizations have opportunities for earned income? And for those who are limited to fundraising - many diverse strategies exist to diversifying your fundraising...