Management Tips

6 Things To Do At The Beep

March 21, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

So you’ve identified a potential major donor to your organization and picked up the phone. But now you hear the dreaded robot voice informing you your prospect is unavailable and to please leave a message.

4 Keys to Successful Executive Transitions

March 20, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Leadership succession can come in any number ways for any number of reasons, including routine retirement, issues with performance, and conflict. It is thus of the utmost importance for your organization to be ready when it comes time to fill a leadership gap.

Effective Use of Task Forces

March 20, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

If your organization is undertaking strategic planning, undoubtedly there will be at least one task force. How do you make sure that those involved are not simply wasting their time or feeling frustrated from a lack of direction?

It Can Be All About ‘You’

March 14, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Fundraisers might not think they have much to learn from George Orwell, author of such books as “Animal Farm” and “1984.” Ken Burnett, author of “The Zen of Fundraising,” thinks Orwell might have words of wisdom that can be of tremendous benefit.

Planning, Stories Make All The Difference

March 14, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Creating events with strong outreach and compelling stories can turn guests into major donors.

When Dysfunction Becomes An Organizational Pulse

March 13, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Nonprofits get started because someone has a vision for some type of change. Very often, it is one person who has that vision. That can be a good thing if a charismatic individual can rally allies and enough money to make a difference.

6 Social Enterprise & Microfinance Insights

March 13, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Just as effective nonprofit operation requires more than a desire to do good, it also requires more than throwing money at a problem and hoping it will go away.

What? Another Strategic Plan?

March 13, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Why should your organization undertake a strategic planning effort, especially if the previous endeavor resulted in a document that sits in a desk drawer? If the work helps an organization to increase the impact of its work — to accomplish more of its mission — by helping leaders be intentional about priorities and proactive in motivating others to achieve them, then by all means the effort is well worth it.

User Behavior Risk Starts With Staff

March 8, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Computer hacking can occur at any time and entail a wide range of problems and embarrassments. And that’s not including hackers who invade a system for the express purpose of damaging or destroying it.

4 Steps For Next Level Cybersecurity

March 8, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

As recent headlines illustrate, cybersecurity should be a top priority for all organizations. Many nonprofit leaders believe that they have adequate cybersecurity in place, but might not know the specifics. Given the high stakes, it’s vital to ensure that your organization has sufficient protection.