Management Tips

Look Before You Leap Into Political Activity

July 16, 2018       Testing PremiumContent      

The coming months will feature the confirmation process of a new U.S. Supreme Court justice, a midterm election, and plenty of talking heads and Twitter handles sounding off on how their side is right and the other’s is terribly mistaken.

4 Steps To Building A Portfolio-Review Tool

July 16, 2018       Testing PremiumContent      

How often would you check your oil if the little red light didn’t pop up on your dashboard? Regular maintenance is one way of paying a little bit now to enjoy benefits later. Managing and reviewing gift portfolios is no different.

Hurricane Season Is Here Again: Tough Fundraising Questions

July 10, 2018       Testing PremiumContent      

Day-to-day nonprofit management can consist of a seemingly endless string of tough question and tougher answers. Perhaps at no time is this more true than when responding to a disaster; the questions roll up faster and there might not be enough time or resources to perfect answers.

Turning Donors In Club Members

July 10, 2018       Testing PremiumContent      

Comedian Groucho Marx once opined that he’d never join a club that would agree to have him as a member. It’s a different story with donors.

Fundraising Weather Report: Summer Really Is Winter

July 10, 2018       Testing PremiumContent      

We are in the midst of summer which generally means that the kids are out of school, it’s vacation time, and you should really start preparations for your year-end campaign. Unlike Santa Claus, fundraisers and marketers cannot wait until back-to-school to get to work and still hope for their big, year-end plans to go off without a hitch.

11 Steps To A Micromanagement Meltdown

June 11, 2018       Testing PremiumContent      

It’s Friday night and you’re looking to make a nice week-ending dinner for a loved one. You have your recipe and plans, but you first need to hunt through the refrigerator and cabinet — jotting down what you already have on hand and what you need to run out to the supermarket to get.

7 Steps For Finding Your Development Plan

June 11, 2018       Testing PremiumContent      

It’s Friday night and you’re looking to make a nice week-ending dinner for a loved one. You have your recipe and plans, but you first need to hunt through the refrigerator and cabinet — jotting down what you already have on hand and what you need to run out to the supermarket to get.

7 Steps For Finding Your Development Plan

June 11, 2018       Testing PremiumContent      

It’s Friday night and you’re looking to make a nice week-ending dinner for a loved one. You have your recipe and plans, but you first need to hunt through the refrigerator and cabinet — jotting down what you already have on hand and what you need to run out to the supermarket to get.

Using Bonds In 5 Easy Steps

June 7, 2018       Testing PremiumContent      

While learning about the bond market might not be as fun as watching James Bond fight bad guys and drink martinis (shaken, not stirred), understanding the appeal of your nonprofit to enter the bond market and the potential debts that may be incurred is important when first entering the capital market.

Using Bonds In 5 Easy Steps

June 7, 2018       Testing PremiumContent      

While learning about the bond market might not be as fun as watching James Bond fight bad guys and drink martinis (shaken, not stirred), understanding the appeal of your nonprofit to enter the bond market and the potential debts that may be incurred is important when first entering the capital market.