Balancing your Mission and your Life

Balancing your Mission and your Life

It is never very easy to find a good way to combine being part of a nonprofit with a life with family and friends outside that organization. And this is even more of a challenge in times of uncertainty like we all face now due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The thing with...
Keeping Up the Good Work In A Crisis

Keeping Up the Good Work In A Crisis

I see many not-for-profits being uncertain about their future now, as their activities are being canceled one by one. How can you keep on core staff, if project activities cannot be implemented? Do donors approve of covering such costs even though you cannot deliver...
Accountability is a way of life

Accountability is a way of life

In my previous posts I have looked in detail at some finance matters, whether on the level of bookkeeping, finance management or policy development or something in between. But this week, on the threshold to a new decade and living in a spirit of looking back as well...
Entrepre-learning

Entrepre-learning

If you have been following me, you may have noticed that I spent a week in San Diego, USA, almost a month ago. I took part in Amy Porterfield’s Entrepreneur Experience, which was quite the most awesome gift I have ever given myself! Until this year I had never even...
Finance management needs of non-profits

Finance management needs of non-profits

Recently, I conducted a simple survey to find out more about the needs of smaller and bigger civil society organisations (CSOs) in the field of finance management. I received responses from people from very different organisations; bigger European organisations as...