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Management Tips

  • The move to evidence-based programs and practices

    By The NonProfit Times — January 13, 2014

    The move toward providing philanthropic support to “what works” has gained support during the past few years. These are known as evidence based programs/practices (EBP).

  • 7 statistics about volunteers

    By The NonProfit Times — January 13, 2014

    All nonprofit managers know that volunteers are an integral part of their organizations, but do they know the more minute details about them?

  • 4 elements of accountability and ethics

    By The NonProfit Times — January 7, 2014

    A worthwhile mission clearly stated and effective fundraising are crucial stones upon which a nonprofit foundation rests, but as all-too-many people inside and outside the sector can attest, ethics violations — or even the appearance of ethical lapses — can damage a cause and possibly even destroy an organization.

  • Letting funders meet constituents

    By The NonProfit Times — January 7, 2014

    Engaging with constituents, as noble as it sounds, is often easier said than done. By engaging with the people served, nonprofits can do an even better job of delivering the broad range of needed services they provide.

  • Essential elements of a call report

    By The NonProfit Times — January 7, 2014

    Once you’ve visited a major giving prospect, you’ll have to get the information you’ve learned down on paper. Your call report or trip report will help others know about the prospect, and can act as a refresher the next time you contact the potential donor.

  • Collaborating: Play fair and play smart

    By The NonProfit Times — December 24, 2013

    When you’re fighting hard on behalf of the people or things for which your organization stands, you must be able to trust those fighting by your side. “You can deal with staff members who turn out to be scoundrels so long as you stick like glue to your organization’s personnel policies,” according to Barbara Floersch, director of The Grantsmanship Center in Los Angeles, Calif.

  • There’s always a catalyst to a crisis

    By The NonProfit Times — December 24, 2013

    A public relations crisis is like a judge’s comment on pornography: You can’t define it, but you know it when you see it.

  • The need for intentional donors

    By The NonProfit Times — December 24, 2013

    It’s nice to get an accidental donor, one who happens to be trolling the Web and finds a cause or organization and makes a snap judgment to give.

  • 3 principles for connections

    By The NonProfit Times — December 17, 2013

    Effective branding is so accepted as a nonprofit necessity that it can be overlooked in terms of approach or strategy.

  • 5 elements of a stewardship contract

    By The NonProfit Times — December 17, 2013

    Most managers believe that only strict and complete control will yield satisfactory results, but in his book “Stewardship” Peter Block argues that stewardship is preferable to dictatorial control.


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