You may feel intimidated to create your own website, because it seems like so much work. Remember this: how you look at the challenge before you is everything. 

To get started with ease, your first step is planning. What is the purpose of your site? What content do you want to display? Who is your au...

November 23, 2016

The 2016 United States presidential elections revealed that many Americans are afraid of government, afraid of particular leaders, afraid of unknown “others,” afraid of change and afraid of not changing. 

A mood of unexamined fear seems to hang over our nation like a thick fog.

In the dark as we are,...

November 1, 2016

Years ago I was blessed by a three-year fellowship to explore approaches to social transformation in different parts of the world. For example, in South Africa I was exposed to people who had been on different sides of Apartheid, at a time when young, ANC street revolutionaries, recently victorious,...

October 1, 2016

You excel at caring for others. How well are you caring for yourself? Perhaps this gardening blog speaks to you:

“If established plants are left without water for a period of time it inhibits the plants’ growth and makes them more to susceptible to health issues such as disease. Keeping the garden we...

September 1, 2016

Have you and your colleagues shared  stories about your summer adventures? 

Do you feel a strong sense of connection with your team?

Or do you work in an environment where the focus is all business? 

Have you ever felt like a robot, laboring to complete assigned tasks, in a lifeless, joyless work...

August 1, 2016

Do you dance?  If so, you know the difference a good partner makes. You’ve experienced that sense of delicious expansion from tuning into the other, feeling their rhythm, responding in trust, and finding your way to move together as one.

We have all been lifted to new heights with good partners.  We...

July 1, 2016

To what extent is your organization maximizing human resources in these three critical dimensions of fund development:

  1. Donors (individuals who care),

  2. Funders (foundation, corporate, business and
    government sources), and 

  3. Earned Revenue Strategies  (products, fee-for service, special ev...

June 1, 2016

SEED’s highest-performing client-partners are crystal clear about what they do best. 

What are the vital ingredients in your organization’s recipe for success?

Typically, your secret sauce is a rich expression of your shared values, authenticity and confidence.  Based on your core competencies and you...

How does your organization measure social impact?

   

Many nonprofits don’t, for reasons described as:

• limited time and resources,

• hard to keep track, and

• really hard to quantify the value.  

You might be surprised that many nonprofit investors do not require evidence of field-level i...

April 14, 2016

Why do you work so hard?

For many in the nonprofit sector, the answer is easy—we are deeply inspired by our clients and mission.

SEED exists to make it easier for nonprofit, coalition and congregation leaders to succeed.  We want to see them soar and fully realize their big dreams for a better world.

T...

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