Management Tips

7 Cautions For Using Unpaid Interns

December 5, 2016       The NonProfit Times      

Internships have proved to be beneficial to both students and employers, but recent disputes about what an internship entails or what kind of compensation, if any, is involved have resulted in several court cases.

4 Ways To Bringing a New Idea to Life

December 5, 2016       The NonProfit Times      

The nonprofit community is rife with idealists cooking up audacious solutions to stubborn problems. It’s a petri dish, bubbling with impudent notions that just might work.

6 Questions For Cyber Outsourcing

December 1, 2016       The NonProfit Times      

The increasingly complicated nature of computer networking has caused many organizations and for-profits to outsource either some or all of their computer operations, and many have experienced great success by doing so.

6 Items On Your Financial Dashboard

December 1, 2016       The NonProfit Times      

Choosing the right financial dashboard is like choosing a dog to adopt: you want one that fits with your organization style and won’t chew up your funds (or your new shoes) in the process of getting used to each other. A strong financial dashboard provides a comprehensive view of your organization’s data and accessible, clear communication channels.

7 Action Items For Deferred Compensation

December 1, 2016       The NonProfit Times      

It only took nine years, but the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) earlier this year released proposed regulations for deferred compensation by tax-exempt employers. In 2016 the IRS started to offer specifics on Notice 2007-62.

7 Reasons Millennials Give

November 29, 2016       The NonProfit Times      

The top reason Millennials choose to give to nonprofits is because the organization inspires them. And, according to a marketing research firm serving nonprofits, inspiring them is worth your time. Totaling 80 million people, Millennials are expected to make up 50 percent of the work force by 2020, said Caryn Stein, a vice president of marketing at Ruffalo Noel Levits, which serves educational and other fundraising clients nationwide.

A Timeless Fundraising Strategy That Also Looks Good

November 29, 2016       The NonProfit Times      

Just as spring cleaning helps to clear out old clothes, clutter, and cobwebs from your closet, the same can be applied for your nonprofit organization. During a session at the Bridge to Integrated Marketing & Fundraisking Conference in National Harbor, Md., Janice Raeber, Gina Fromme, and Megan Nichols discussed how they applied style advice from the 1970s to the Lutheran Family and Children’s Services Foundation. In “The Capsule Wardrobe,” the trio discussed how to apply the idea of a capsule wardrobe to fundraising and marketing to create a clear, streamlined approach.

6 Ideas for Soliciting Gifts From African-Americans

November 29, 2016       The NonProfit Times      

Discussions regarding challenges of fundraising within the African American community have always boiled down to the lack of an ask. African Americans support causes and are a prime targets for fundraisers. In her book “Diversity and Philanthropy” Lilya Wagner offers advice for fundraisers who might work with African American causes and donors. That includes:

Establish Acceptable Use Policies For Employees Online

November 28, 2016       The NonProfit Times      

Employee viewing of porn sites can be troubling for many reasons, not the least of which is that accessing such a site through an employer’s equipment or network can leave the entire system vulnerable to cyberattack. And if it isn’t porn, it’s probably Facebook (which might involve its own kind of porn).

Subcontracting Part Of Your Grant Award

November 28, 2016       The NonProfit Times      

It’s rare for one organization to have the muscle and reach to tackle all aspects of a complex problem. Nonprofits must often bring in expertise from partner organizations to develop programs with sufficient depth and geographic range to produce impact. When the workload will be shared significantly, grant funding associated with the work must also be shared. That’s where subcontracts come in.