Management Tips

Social labs develop ideas for challenges

March 17, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

As the problems addressed by nonprofits become more complex or more persistent, solutions need to be more creative and adaptive.

Measuring the Success of Your Communications Strategy

March 15, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

The metrics that matter most are those that tell you if your communications strategy is helping you meet your organization’s overall goals. Yet, measuring that impact is complex and complicated. Your communications strategy exists to help audiences discover your organization and your work, participate in your programs and services, learn from the content you offer, and take action on issues.

Millenials Plus Tech Don’t Equal Cash

March 15, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

Like each generation before it, the Millennial Generation will bring its own unique characteristics and preferences to the world of philanthropy. Millennials are those born roughly between 1980 and 2000, making them anywhere from 13 to 34 this year.

Develop a culture that envelops the organization

March 12, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

It is even more important than ever to have a board populated by bright individuals who can devote time, talent, energy and, yes, money to he organization.

Shared learning is a key benefit of collaboration

March 12, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

Collaboratives are nothing new, but in 2010 a group of funders formed the Catalyst Fund for Nonprofits (CFN), managed by the Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF), a five-year collaborative to support the exploration, planning and implementation of voluntary strategic collaborations and mergers in the Boston area.

Updating ancient wisdom for leadership capital

March 12, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

Sometimes good managing is a matter of making the best use of the capital at your immediate disposal.

Perfecting your first pitch to a grantmaker

March 10, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

Your introduction to a grantmaker can be a nerve-wracking experience, but it’s an important entry-point in the grantmaking process. “First impressions go a long way, so make you opening pitch count!” said Holly Thompson, contributing editor to the Grantsmanship Center in Los Angeles, Calif.

Engaging those around you breeds success

March 10, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

Believe it or not, there are people who somehow fail to notice your brilliance, yet they still take up space on this earth, even in your organization.

Boomers strategies are based on trends

March 10, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

The economic slump and concerns about debt have made a serious dent in giving by Baby Boomers, but that does not mean this cohort does not support philanthropic giving.

Defining core competencies

February 25, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

There can be varying definitions of what is meant by the term “core competencies.” In academia, for example, the concept is often used as a way to bash faculty in higher education the way “accountability” is used to bash teachers in elementary and high school.