Craft a CSR pitch beyond funding.

Craft a CSR pitch beyond funding.

CSR should be about more than just donations. But too often, nonprofits focus on money alone. And miss out on valuable opportunities, expertise, and resources. Learn how to pitch private sector partners the right way with our guide to developing your shared value CSR pitch.

Visual identity: a simple but complete guide.

Visual identity: a simple but complete guide.

It’s OK for nonprofits to be sexy. Since the human brain processes images faster than text, a glance at your visuals tells your audience much. But we’ve come to believe organizations can’t look too slick in the social sector. Let’s correct the score. Design is thinking made visual.

Brand first, funding second.

Brand first, funding second.

Nonprofit leaders have countless necessary priorities. But funding isn’t #1. Because brand is strategy; fundraising is execution. And a foundation’s most valuable asset is not its money. Instead, brand is the best investment. A contrarian point of view. So let us try to convince you.

Theory of change: brand ambition.

Theory of change: brand ambition.

Theory of change: brand ambition. The need, the work, and the results of your model — to maximize funding KEVIN L. BROWN A theory of change is any social venture’s most important document. It’s critical to creating sustained impact and raising money alike. But...
Positioning strategy: brand approach.

Positioning strategy: brand approach.

Positioning strategy: brand approach. Landscape, uniques, audiences, promises, and personality — to maximize funding KATHLEEN SOUDER All too often, social ventures fail to clearly determine their positioning strategy. A process that, when nailed, can sharpen...