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  • How to handle unexpected responses

    By The NonProfit Times — November 17, 2015

    There is nothing quite like a face-to-face meeting with a prospect, especially if that prospect could become a major or sustaining donor.

  • A dozen fundraising board tools

    By The NonProfit Times — November 17, 2015

    Although organizations embrace the concept with varying degrees of enthusiasm, board involvement in fundraising is one of the foundation stones of nonprofit operations. That’s easy to say, but often board members are not sure of what exactly is required of them.

  • 5 tips for finding the right funders

    By The NonProfit Times — November 17, 2015

    Writing a fundraising pitch that spurs readers to donate money is an important part of the fundraising process. Focusing too keenly on the right word can draw attention away from the best places to make the pitch.

  • Prepare for special event risks

    By The NonProfit Times — November 16, 2015

    More than three-quarters (79%) of organizations depend on special events for fundraising, according to Melissa Engel, vice president and product team leader for the United States Liability Insurance Group’s nonprofit package.

  • 10 ways to keep fundraising on track

    By The NonProfit Times — November 16, 2015

    Fundraising is a duty that comes with with a considerable workload and it is sometimes difficult to gauge whether one is heading in the right direction while operating in a pressure cooker.

  • 3 tips for gatherings

    By The NonProfit Times — November 16, 2015

    It’s easy in any organization for people at the top, managers or board members, for example, to congregate together, very often to discuss common concerns.

  • 8 goals of “people mobilizers”

    By The NonProfit Times — November 11, 2015

    Setting expectations is one of the most important things you can do as a manager. When it comes to your organization’s volunteer board members, Gayle Gifford, ACFRE, recommends crafting agreements with each of them that specifically spells out their commitments, including what will be accomplished and when, and what support and feedback will be provided.

  • You need a plan for your UBTI

    By The NonProfit Times — November 11, 2015

    Getting creative in fundraising can mean getting into trouble with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and state regulators.

  • Matching nonprofit and for-profit missions

    By The NonProfit Times — November 11, 2015

    The most common element of a successful corporate philanthropy partnership — cited by 77 percent of firms in a survey — was that an organization’s mission is aligned with the company’s philanthropic focus.

  • Federal Programs Can Result In Bankruptcy

    By The NonProfit Times — November 11, 2015

    There was a recent early morning meeting in the offices of a medium-sized nonprofit behavioral health organization in an economically depressed former industrial city. The top three executives were smart, committed, and energetic. The offices were in a rebounding part of the city, and the organization enjoyed a good reputation.

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