John Robison

How to Build a Strong Community Within Your Nonprofit

The idea of building and maintaining a strong community around your nonprofit may seem daunting, but it’s an imperative priority, especially at a time when so many urgent issues are competing for our attention. So how do you actually build a strong community? Building a sustained connection with your supporters not only strengthens their relationships …

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Leveraging Community Analytics to Advance Advocacy Goals

Advocacy groups have a lot of issues competing for their attention. It’s easy to let analytics fall by the wayside, but applying focus to analytics can really help advocacy organizations leverage supporters and meet their goals. The right analytics can help you better understand your community, which is key to effective advocacy. But how can …

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5 Member Retention Strategies for Nonprofits

5 Member Retention Strategies for Nonprofit Once you’ve recruited volunteers to give time and money to your organization, how do you retain those volunteers? This question is even more critical in a time when inflationary pressure is limiting disposable income, and securing sufficient grants from foundations or government agencies is challenging. Long-term members will improve …

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The Importance of Student Belonging, and Why You Should Be Measuring It

The Importance of Student Belonging, and Why You Should Be Measuring It. Along with diversity, equity, and inclusion, belonging is a key measure of success, representing the extent to which a student feels included, accepted, valued, and supported on their campus.  As a concept, belonging is both emotional and abstract, which makes it challenging to …

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