Management Tips

Let Your Donors Know You Love Them

September 4, 2018       The NonProfit Times      

“I love her,” says the generic, square-jawed lead to open the third act of the recycled romantic comedy. “I know,” says his generic, less-chiseled friend. “But does she know?” The square-jawed lead rushes out of the apartment before it is too late.

Board Members As Fundraising Heroes

September 4, 2018       The NonProfit Times      

Not all board members are the same, so it would be a wise strategy to not approach them all in the same way when it comes to fundraising.

Show Grant-Makers You Have Sustainability

August 21, 2018       The NonProfit Times      

People generally agree that the work done by nonprofits should continue. Another area of agreement is that the work should receive financial support — from someone else.

Get Back To The Endowment Basics

August 21, 2018       The NonProfit Times      

Endowments, especially those of large universities, have come under the microscope of regulators, donors, and constituents in recent years. Despite the buzz, some in the sector still might not have a firm handle on the basics.

5 Methods To Make Your Staff Love You

August 20, 2018       The NonProfit Times      

Is it better to be loved or feared? Michael Corleone grabbled with that question.

5 Myth-Busting Common Accounting Traps

August 20, 2018       The NonProfit Times      

They could have gotten away with it, the assumptions and practices leading your organization astray. You were buried under false beliefs and inefficient passages. If only for those meddlesome kids.

3 Steps To Addressing Financial Turmoil

August 13, 2018       The NonProfit Times      

The red lights are flashing and the sirens are sounding.

5 Ways To Invest In Grants Professionals

August 7, 2018       The NonProfit Times      

With a rock-star proposal writer on staff, why spend precious dollars priming the pump? The grant awards are rolling in and all is right with the world. But getting too comfortable with the successful status quo is risky.

8 Steps To An Emotional Appeal

August 7, 2018       The NonProfit Times      

What worked last year might not work again this year. A fool-proof plan that you received from a peer at another organization went awry. Loyal donors are all of a sudden shuffling their priorities.

10 Ways To Calm A Really Cranky Donor

August 7, 2018       The NonProfit Times      

An angry donor is a nonprofit’s nightmare. Even nonprofits with the best of intentions can make a mistake that will lead to a long, and often loud, phone call with a donor.