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  • Deeper Inside the Donor’s Brain

    By The NonProfit Times — April 22, 2014

    Attendees of Leah Eustace’s and Scott Fortnum’s Journey Deeper Inside the Donor’s Brain conference session were asked to fold and then tear shapes out of a piece of paper. When they held their work up, no two matched. “Every person followed the same directions with the same piece of paper and ended up with different results,” said Eustace. “Everyone thinks and behaves differently, including donors. The big challenge in fundraising is figuring out commonalities.”

  • Assigning points to measure engagement

    By The NonProfit Times — April 22, 2014

    Attracting donors, keeping donors, bringing back lapsed donors all are necessary parts of the fundraising landscape. Just about every nonprofit manager would like to do all of those things better, but many look for ways to measure success so they can do a better job.

  • 6 elements for a prospect management model

    By The NonProfit Times — April 22, 2014

    Having a pile of data is in itself no guarantee of success. Similarly, having a boatload of prospects is not much without having some idea about getting the most out of those prospects.

  • 1 of 150 questions you’ll ask today

    By The NonProfit Times — April 22, 2014

    What’s that? That’s a question, which could also be called an “Ask.” During the recent Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) International Conference on Fundraising, Laura Fredricks said that human beings make an average of 150 asks daily — from “Should I get up now or in five minutes?,” to “Should I take the local road/train or the highway/express?”

  • Featured Nonprofit Job Of The Week: Executive Director

    By The NonProfit Times — April 21, 2014

    Now that Easter is over it’s time to get back to the job search. Looking for work after a relaxing weekend isn’t the most enjoyable thing in the world but we at The NonProfit Times have something to make the search a little easier: A new featured nonprofit job.

  • You can’t always get what you want

    By The NonProfit Times — April 21, 2014

    Leaders believe that their value lies in, well, leading. They believe that they have a responsibility for creating order, control, consistency and predictability, and that it is by emphasizing those elements that they achieve the best results.

  • 5 points to your balance scorecard

    By The NonProfit Times — April 21, 2014

    Grantland Rice wrote that the big scorecard would show not who won or lost but how everyone played the game.

  • 4 characteristic of effective leaders

    By The NonProfit Times — April 21, 2014

    Good leaders are not always easy to spot, and sometimes good leadership takes a while to emerge.

  • Don’t erect roadblocks in the first place

    By The NonProfit Times — April 15, 2014

    Despite their awareness of the need to fundraise, many nonprofit leaders face roadblocks to their efforts, roadblocks they put up in the first place.

  • 3 ideas for re-engaging Boomers

    By The NonProfit Times — April 15, 2014

    It sounds crazy, but nonprofits hoping to find success in fundraising among Baby Boomers will have to find ways to re-engage with them. Re-engage with a group that gives $47 billion annually?

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