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  • Don’t forget your checklists

    By The NonProfit Times — April 21, 2015

    Ever walk into a room and forget why you went in there? It helps to write things down, sometimes even the simple things.

  • Chaos in fund development

    By The NonProfit Times — April 21, 2015

    The fund development manager for a specific company has moved on, leaving an email list of contacts. Reviewing that list raises questions about the list:

  • Avoid assumptions in proposals

    By The NonProfit Times — April 21, 2015

    Grantseekers need to avoid assumptions when putting together a proposal. In the new book, Grantsmanship: Program Planning & Proposal Writing, Barbara Floersch of The Grantsmanship Center in Los Angeles, Calif., suggests that an astute application reader finds any number of assumptions or unsupported claims in most grant proposals.

  • Get ready for more videos, images

    By The NonProfit Times — April 14, 2015

    Prepare to see more videos, more images and more infographics coming from nonprofits in 2015. According to authors of the new 2015 Digital Outlook Report from Care2, NTEN and hjc, 68.4 percent of survey respondents reported planning to use more video this year than last.

  • A donation is worth more than face value

    By The NonProfit Times — April 14, 2015

    Any nonprofit leader can explain the value of a donation: It’s a donation. It’s money. We need money to fulfill our mission.

  • Don’t Forget to budget indirect costs

    By The NonProfit Times — April 14, 2015

    “When you’re developing the budget for a grant proposal, be sure to consider indirect costs,” said Holly Thompson, contributing editor at The Grantsmanship Center in Los Angeles, Calif. “Because each grant-funded program is dependent upon your organization’s infrastructure, indirect expenses are an important part of the proposal budget.”

  • Discrimination Risks When Hiring

    By The NonProfit Times — April 10, 2015

    What regulates hiring? Employers working with children or people who are otherwise vulnerable cannot hire people with a history of abuse. What regulates hiring? A host of new laws limiting the ability of employers to discriminate based on certain criteria, such as a criminal record.

  • 3 Legs Up On The Competition

    By The NonProfit Times — April 10, 2015

    People who land jobs do a few things slightly differently than those who do not and some of those things are very easy.

  • The challenges of donor-controlled gifts

    By The NonProfit Times — April 7, 2015

    The nonprofit sector abounds with stories of people who want to terminate or significantly change the requirements of a donor advised funding plan. Very often disputes, such as children of the original donors charging that the recipient has diverged from the parents’ wishes, are acrimonious and, worse for the sector, high profile.

  • 7 deadly sins in creative

    By The NonProfit Times — April 7, 2015

    The Seven Deadly Sins — many religions identify them as the basis for potential wrongdoing. The big sins have even have been used by writers and moviemakers as the basis of thrilling (maybe) stories.

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