Nonprofit Matters - Dr. B.J. Bischoff

Nonprofit boards have a key role in fundraising

Last week I received a phone call at my office from Simon Blattner, president of the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art’s board of directors.... Continue

Nonprofits collaborating to support Sonoma Valley teens

A common question that arises in communities with many nonprofit organizations serving similar populations is, “Why don’t these... Continue

Nonprofits can use ‘Portrait of Sonoma’ to paint a new future

Sonoma County Department of Health Services staff unveiled “The Portrait of Sonoma County” report to a group of over 100 Sonoma... Continue

Is it time to revisit your mission statement?

Does your favorite nonprofit’s mission statement still accurately reflect the true purpose of the organization? Oftentimes, organizations... Continue

Training is critical to volunteer retention

Active volunteers are the lifeblood of any nonprofit organization. After the leadership of a nonprofit organization recruits a volunteer,... Continue

Use an annual report to tell your nonprofit’s story

A lthough nonprofit organizations are not required by law to publish an annual report, it can be an effective tool for the leadership... Continue

Volunteer Month celebrated with gusto through Volunteer Sonoma!

Sonoma Veterans Memorial Hall was abuzz April 16 with over 120 people curious to see how they might be able to lend a hand as a volunteer... Continue

A great resource for savvy donors

GuideStar is a valuable online nonprofit resource whose mission is to “revolutionize philanthropy by providing information that advances... Continue

Strong letter of inquiry is your foot-in-the-door to grant funding

The 2013 Giving USA annual study reports that, on average, 21 percent of a nonprofit’s income comes from a combination of private... Continue

Thank volunteers with “Spirit of the Valley Award” nomination

Volunteers are the lifeblood of our community. They give tirelessly of themselves in the service of others. And they receive nothing... Continue