Personal communication is necessary for the nonprofit manager, and not just throughout the organization. In their book “The Generosity Network” Jennifer McCrea, Jeffrey C. Walker and Karl Weber make the point that managers need to work at communication, even if the day-to-day pressures of running an organization seem to work against that very communication.
Planned giving committees can do an enormous amount of good for nonprofit organizations, but they don’t just come together at random, nor do they operate efficiently and effectively without care and attention.
The fact is that board engagement is important to any nonprofit’s success. During the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ international conference, Karin Cox of Hartsook Companies and Steve Newberry of Commonwealth Broadcasting looked at the ways by which a manager can find and keep the best talent for an organization’s board. They suggested the following:
Fast-paced changes in everything from technology to views of the world from one generation to the next have made the job of managing increasingly challenging. Whether it’s new laws or court cases, employee expectations regarding working conditions or technology or financial pressures, the stress is unrelenting.
It is hard to decide what to do with all of the information you have gathered, according to Sandra M. Bates in her book, “The Social Innovation Imperative.” Bates suggested an ideation portfolio, an overall plan for how the opportunities will be addressed. The portfolio is composed of a series of ideation strategies that are designed to address opportunities systematically, along various platform and time horizons and to address various stakeholder criteria.
We’re excited to kick off our 2015 Nonprofit Salary and Benefits Survey, the top resource for nonprofit salary data. Whether you have completed any of our previous surveys or this is your fist time, the follow question has probably crossed your mind: What’s different this year?
UJA-Federation of New York’s 2014 Annual Campaign raised $146.9 million, an increase of $1.6 million compared to 2013. With an additional $27.6 million in planned giving and endowments and $11.5 million in capital gifts and special initiatives, total fundraising results for the year were $186 million. More than 51,000 donors contributed to the 2014 campaign.