The Future 100: 2023

The Future 100 is my annual “go to” for consumer trend reports. What I love about it is that it includes different categories (beauty, travel, health, food, brands, tech, etc.) and provides examples for each trend. Always useful information, and it’s free!

READY Nonprofit Resource Center

I’m biased (because we manage the site), but this has some of the best-curated content for nonprofits to review/use for a variety of topics, including fundraising, financial management, board development, operations, and marketing/communications. Visit READY Nonprofit Resource Center.

Destination Stewardship Center

The Destination Stewardship Center is an online repository of reports, resources, and reviews that expands the work of National Geographic’s Center for Sustainable Destinations. Its postings will keep you updated on sustainable/responsible tourism issues that matter.

Cultural Districts Research

Want to learn more about Cultural Tourism relative to Cultural Districts? Check out the white paper written for Americans for the Arts‘ 2014 National Cultural Districts Exchange.

Audiences and Inclusion

The American Alliance of Museums and Wilkening Consulting have created a timely and informative primer for “Cultivating More Inclusive Attitudes Among the Public.” Great insights and valuable instruction for all organizations seeking to be more engaging and inclusive.

Philanthropy’s Blind Spot

The informative report on “Philanthropy’s Rural Blind Spot” by Robert Atkins, Sarah Allred & Daniel Hart, in the Spring 2021 Stanford Social Innovation focuses on the lack of philanthropic support for rural areas in New Jersey. It also rightly acknowledges that that imbalance exists nationwide. The pandemic has intensified the challenges that many of our […]

How Nonprofits Can Improve Online Gatherings

This article from the Chronicle of Philanthropy underscores what many of us have learned from participating in way too many Zoom calls and meetings in 2020. The Goodman Center conducted a study of more than 4,400 nonprofit employees working remotely during the pandemic. The survey findings show how ineffective many online meetings are, and also […]

Scenario Planning as a Organizational Tool

There seems to be a lot of advice about what to do when life throws you a curveball. And for someone like me, who is a planner, the unknown – and subsequent uncertainty of what the next month or year holds – can be unsettling. While vaccination is certainly providing hope to overcoming the pandemic, […]