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Funders Who Reward Capacity Development

Creative and sustainable nonprofits are drawing more and more funding from “investors” while the pool of feel-good “donors” is shrinking. You can trace much of…

The Purpose Economy

The Purpose Economy

Plenty of for-profit corporations operate with some measure of community benefit, often limited to charitable contributions to offset tax liabilities. However, there is a growing…

When to Hire a Consultant | Impact Ignition Blog

When to Hire a Consultant

In my experience, most organizations are fairly wary of consultants. We don’t have the best reputation. My own personal experiences with consultants as an executive…

Capacity Building and the Overhead Myth | Impact Ignition

Capacity Building and the Overhead Myth

The concept of capacity building seems to be unique to the nonprofit sector, although it’s immediate definition could apply to any organization, or anyone for…

Prevent the 5 Pitfalls of Your Emerging Leaders | Impact Ignition Blog

Prevent the 5 Pitfalls of Your Emerging Leaders

I landed in my first leadership role in my early 20s, before I even owned appropriate executive apparel. Unfortunately, gaining the leadership skills to go…

The Nonprofit Management Audit | Impact Ignition

The Nonprofit Management Audit

The goal of a management audit is to identify your internal blind spots – the risks the organization is incurring due to gaps in day-to-day…

5 Common Nonprofit Budget Blemishes | Impact Ignition by Emily Capito, LCSW, MBA

5 Common Nonprofit Budget Blemishes

Most nonprofits get their start with a founder who is passionate about the mission…not the numbers. Here are a few of the common budget blemishes…

New Tools for DIY Founders | Impact Ignition by Emily Capito, LCSW, MBA

New Tools for the DIY Founder

I specialize in building the backbone of young organizations, allowing them to scale their impact. Over the years of working within this segment, several consistent…

Give a man a fish...and you've got a problem | Impact Ignition

Give a man a fish…and you’ve got a problem

The problem? He’s coming back for another fish tomorrow, and the next day, and the day after that. Too many organizations fail to empower men…

The Laws of Subtraction by Matthew E. May | Review & Takeaways | Impact Ignition by Emily Capito, LCSW, MBA

The Laws of Subtraction

The Laws of Subtraction by Matthew E. May was selected in a book club I recently joined. It’s a compelling concept and I would have…