Nonprofit Expert Tips to Create the Best New Year’s Resolution

What is your new year’s resolution for your nonprofit?

“This is the time not to drink, but to think.” Dr. Beverly Browning

The first thing on your list should be (before you even file for a nonprofit) in your state should be to learn the entire process from start-up to sustainability.

If you have the right board of directors, a strategic plan, a financial outline, and the right branding, then you can do this! (Join the Nonprofit Start-Up Academy if you want this entire system)

But let’s face it, 2021 has changed the priorities and funding systems for many nonprofits. So it is time to make a new resolution for your nonprofit!

1) Reflect on what is most important in how your nonprofit will operate

2) Are there new goals for your nonprofit (include your board of directors!)

3) Writing your values down and seeing if they fit in your mission and vision statements

4) Do you need to create new projects or programs?

These questions will help you define what your nonprofit’s New Year’s Resolutions should be!

Warmly, Holly & Dr. Bev

Related Podcasts:

  • #147: Critical Red Flags to Avoid When Starting or Growing a Nonprofit: Click here.
  • #148: Strategic Plan Must-Haves to Stop Chasing the Money: Click here.
  • #149: Discover Diverse Funding Streams for Nonprofits: Click here. 
  • #150: Branding is Important to Demonstrate Nonprofit Credibility: Click here.
  • #108: Freelance Grant Writing Wisdom with Dr. Beverly Browning. Click here. 
  • #118: Freelance Grant Writer Panel: Grant Writing During COVID-19. Click here.
  • #119: BONUS Freelance Grant Writer Panel: Grant Writing During COVID-19 Q&A. Click here.

My Co-Host for the Month of December is Dr. Beverly Browning!

Beverly’s Bio:

Dr. Beverly A. Browning has been consulting in the areas of grant writing, RFP responses, technical writing, and organizational development for over four decades.  She has assisted clients and workshop participants throughout the United States in receiving awards of more than $500 million.  Dr. Browning is the author of 43 grant-related publications, including six editions (over 1 million books sold) of Grant Writing For Dummies™ ( She is also an international trainer and keynote speaker.  In 2015, she was selected by the Centers for Disease Control NICRD division to conduct a five-day Grant Writing Boot Camp in South Africa for ministers of health and other top-level health directors from 23 African countries.

Dr. Browning holds graduate and post-graduate degrees in Organizational Development, Public Administration, and Business Administration.  She has been a grant writing course developer and online facilitator for Cengage Learning ( for 17 years.  Her online courses (taught to thousands of students annually) are Advanced Proposal Writing, Becoming a Grant Writing Consultant, and A to Z Grant Writing: Part 2 – Beyond the Basics.

Dr. Browning is Founder and Director of the Grant Writing Training Foundation and CEO for Bev Browning, LLC.  She was a 17-year member of the Grant Professionals Association (GPA) and has presented training workshops and keynote presentations for multiple GPA chapters U.S.-wide.  In 2017, Dr. Browning joined the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and was a workshop presenter at their 2018 International conference in New Orleans. She is an approved trainer for GPA and CFRE International.

Dr. Browning has been married 53 years to John and has one daughter, Lara, a licensed therapist, and a special needs granddaughter, Aaliyah.

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