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  • Web pages in three sets of three

    By The NonProfit Times — April 28, 2015

    Offering a means for donors to give their money online is standard practice for most nonprofits, but many organizations fall into the trap of thinking that once “something” has been put on the Worldwide Web, then everything is copacetic.

  • 5 needs of a middle donors campaign

    By The NonProfit Times — April 28, 2015

    Fundraisers are aware of the need for stewardship, but as Jennifer K. Pelton of Public Justice Center Maryland (PJCM) said, they should not get so hung up on stewardship mode that they forget to ask for something once in a while.

  • When they only fund “pre-selected organizations”

    By The NonProfit Times — April 28, 2015

    When examining information on funders, you’ll often see phrases such as “gives to pre-selected organizations only” or “does not accept unsolicited proposals.” These signal that the funder selects its grantees using an internal process that does not include reviewing applications.

  • 6 ideas for advanced storytelling

    By The NonProfit Times — April 27, 2015

    So much of fundraising means telling the story that the method of doing that telling is of increasing importance.

  • Reference getting risks

    By The NonProfit Times — April 27, 2015

    As if managing a nonprofit isn’t risky enough, sometimes it is necessary to hire an employee — and to check that employee’s references.

  • 7 signs of founder dysfunction

    By The NonProfit Times — April 27, 2015

    Nonprofit organizations start because someone has a vision for some kind of change. Very often, it is literally one person who has that vision. That can be a good thing if a charismatic individual can rally allies and money enough to make a difference.

  • Don’t forget your checklists

    By The NonProfit Times — April 21, 2015

    Ever walk into a room and forget why you went in there? It helps to write things down, sometimes even the simple things.

  • Chaos in fund development

    By The NonProfit Times — April 21, 2015

    The fund development manager for a specific company has moved on, leaving an email list of contacts. Reviewing that list raises questions about the list:

  • Avoid assumptions in proposals

    By The NonProfit Times — April 21, 2015

    Grantseekers need to avoid assumptions when putting together a proposal. In the new book, Grantsmanship: Program Planning & Proposal Writing, Barbara Floersch of The Grantsmanship Center in Los Angeles, Calif., suggests that an astute application reader finds any number of assumptions or unsupported claims in most grant proposals.

  • 13 common screening mistakes

    By The NonProfit Times — April 17, 2015

    Despite the importance of screening would-be nonprofit employees or volunteers, the stressed of business or even simple human failing can cause hiring managers to make mistakes.


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