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Management Tips

  • 6 stages to presentation refining

    By The NonProfit Times — July 21, 2014

    Anyone who has ever made a presentation knows how frustrating it can be to have to come up with suitable material. Speakers are tempted to throw in every possible bit of material they can find.

  • Building your mobile supporter list

    By The NonProfit Times — July 21, 2014

    Building up your organizations mobile list isn’t going to happen by chance or on its own. You’ve got to remember to build it into your advocacy.

  • How does your boss see you?

    By The NonProfit Times — July 21, 2014

    Regardless of the high-mindedness of any mission, the way people work together will affect the way an organization functions, meaning the mission will feel the results.

  • Key misunderstandings about non-cash gifts

    By The NonProfit Times — July 15, 2014

    Just as the need for funding can lead to bad decisions about accepting monetary gifts, the benefits of gifts in kind (GIK) can blind an organization to the problems that might occur from accepting anything that can fit through the door.

  • 5 challenges to a strong brand

    By The NonProfit Times — July 15, 2014

    The need to maintain a well-respected brand is an accepted truth in the nonprofit sector, but a huge gulf exists between saying and doing. During the 2014 Cause Marketing Forum, Erica Chan, Thomas Goerner and Dominik Prinz of Interbrand said that establishing a standout brand faces strong challenges. Those challenges are:

  • Use data to strengthen proposals

    By The NonProfit Times — July 15, 2014

    “Telling grantmakers that your organization provides comprehensive and effective services won’t leave much of an impression. Vague, self-aggrandizing statements consume space without delivering value,” said Barbara Floersch, executive director of The Grantsmanship Center in Los Angeles, Calif.

  • Assembling a team for federal grant proposals

    By The NonProfit Times — July 14, 2014

    Developing a competitive federal grant proposal is not simple. Typical corporate and foundation requests range from two to ten pages and provide a birds-eye view of the program. By contrast, federal proposals range from 25 to 100 pages or more, and require meticulous descriptions of the program’s research base, plans, and management structure.

  • 10 insurance details you need to know

    By The NonProfit Times — July 14, 2014

    No two insurance policies are created alike. Competing offerings might purport to cover the same risks but, as the adage goes, “the devil’s in the details” — that is, in the fine print of each contract’s declarations, insuring agreement, conditions, and exclusions.

  • Using the chair to tame the lion

    By The NonProfit Times — July 14, 2014

    If a board meeting is concluded without any of the members throwing chairs at one another, the night is often seen as a success. That’s one way of looking at board meetings, but many people in the nonprofit sector think that boards should aspire to more. Much of the responsibility rests with the chair, and that goes beyond riding herd around the meeting table.

  • 6 dangers within wage and hour rules

    By The NonProfit Times — July 8, 2014

    Nonprofits traditionally rely heavily on volunteers. But, recent court cases involving interns and paid and unpaid positions in a variety of settings make the use of non-employee help a tricky one.

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