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Management Tips

  • Avoiding the last-minute proposal

    By The NonProfit Times — November 6, 2014

    Dashing off a grant proposal to meet a deadline is sometimes unavoidable, “but don’t make a habit of it,” warned Holly Thompson, contributing editor for The Grantsmanship Center in Los Angeles, Calif. “It’s not enough to just ‘get it done’ and ‘get it in.’ Planning ahead and taking the time to craft a polished proposal is a must for winning grants.”

  • Stability ‘ain’t’ all it’s cracked up to be

    By The NonProfit Times — November 6, 2014

    When it comes to finances, stability looks good in the eye of most people, especially chief financial officers.

  • Keep your eyes on the year-end prize

    By The NonProfit Times — November 4, 2014

    Holiday gifts are not just ugly sweaters from Aunt Mabel. Development managers can log 30 to 50 percent of their yearly gifts during the last quarter of the year, said Dawn Mill of Zielinski Companies, based in St. Louis, Mo.

  • 4 questions that you need to ask

    By The NonProfit Times — November 4, 2014

    Major gifts are the goal of any fundraiser worth his salt. But getting one is not as simple as calling up a prospect and asking them to shell out money to your cause. It takes the right questions to get the job done.

  • 4 steps to remediating a data breach

    By The NonProfit Times — November 4, 2014

    Of the many nightmares that can assail nonprofit leaders, the data breach is one with far-reaching consequences. Modern times, modern problems.

  • 5 “BASIC” steps to the truth

    By The NonProfit Times — November 3, 2014

    Ah, how much simpler life would be if we could always get to the truth right away.

  • 11 great reference-checking questions

    By The NonProfit Times — November 3, 2014

    When it comes to checking the references of a job applicant, a thorough job can help prevent a lot of problems down the line. With that in mind, anyone doing the checking wants to ask good questions.

  • 5 tips for onboarding a new CEO

    By The NonProfit Times — November 3, 2014

    Onboarding a new chief executive officer is a critical task for nonprofit boards. Yet, nearly half of the 214 CEOs responding to a recent Bridgespan Group survey reported getting little or no help from their boards when first taking on the position.

  • Pitfalls of too much or too little information

    By The NonProfit Times — October 28, 2014

    Communication is so important that some people work against it by over-communicating. Others hold communication in such regard that they shy away from it for fear of causing harm.

  • The brain processes legacy differently

    By The NonProfit Times — October 28, 2014

    A conversation about planned giving makes prospects look back on their lives and think about their legacy. That’s not hearsay, it’s science, according to Bill Tedesco, CEO and managing partner of DonorSearch in Marriottsville, Md.

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