Management Tips

6 Tips For 30-Day Crowdfunding Campaigns

September 19, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

What do Neil Armstrong’s spacesuit and Dorothy’s ruby slippers from “The Wizard of Oz” have in common? They can both be spruced up with a bit of effectively organized crowdfunding, a fundraising method built on reeling in a large number of small donations over a short period of time.

Installed Vs. Hosted – What’s The Difference?

September 18, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

A growing number of donor management systems are hosted entirely online, and accessible via a web browser. In this model, sometimes called Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), or using an application “in the cloud,” you pay a software vendor to provide online access to the software. The software and all your data are stored on the vendor’s servers. You don’t have to purchase any hardware, the vendor handles software updates and data backups, and your staff can access the system from anywhere there’s an internet connection.

5 Ideas For Motivating And Managing

September 13, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Motivating and managing staff are no easy tasks. They quite literally require plugging into staff members’ brains to tap into logic, emotion, and other motivating factors.

Keeping Employees By Interviewing Them

September 13, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Timing is everything, and time is something of which managers have precious little.

Get Others To Tell Your Story

September 12, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past 10 years, you already know that storytelling is an important gizmo in your nonprofit toolbox. Communications, marketing and fundraising teams have become master storytellers. It’s time to turn the microphone around and let our die-hard fans become passionate spokespeople for our organizations.

There Is ‘Method’ To Funding Madness

September 11, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

The purpose of a grant proposal is to convince a funder that the situation you plan to address is significant and the change you plan to achieve (aka outcomes or result) is meaningful. The methods you’ll use to achieve the change are only a means to an end. They only matter to the extent that they’re capable of producing outcomes.

Clarity, Conclusions, Decisions In 6 Steps

September 11, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

What is critical thinking, and why do you need it? Critical thinking, explains Michael Kallet in Think Smarter: Critical Thinking to Improve Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Skills (John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2014), explains that critical thinking is thinking — but in a different way.

From Buddy To Boss In 5 Easy Steps

September 6, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Promotion is a way of recognizing talent, rewarding hard work and ensuring continuity within an organization.

8 Ways To Find And Retain The Best Managers And Staff

September 6, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      
    Motivating and keeping quality employees is something nonprofit CEO’s face regularly. So hiring people who are loyal to your organization is one thing, but maintaining production value and retaining those go-getters is something Here are some tips.

20 Mistakes When Making A Hiring Decision

September 6, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      
    In his book “The Board Game” William R. Mott illustrates lessons that were learned due to the resignation of the head of a private school. Mott wrote that these have wider nonprofit implications.