Management Tips

Budget should include what you need

January 16, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

“You should only say, ‘we don’t have the budget,’ if you’re trying to get out of something gracefully,” said Louise Moore, controller at Vestal, N.Y. marketing firm Cull Martin and Associates. “You should set your budget up to do things you want.”

Finance and development: No longer polar opposites

January 16, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

Differing job responsibilities can sometimes make people in the same organization think and act as if they are working for competing organizations or causes.

Financial communication needs to be clear

January 16, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

Financial managers need to be good at one thing: handling money.

The logic in writing a grant proposal

January 14, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

The most critical elements of a winning grant proposal are the logic of the argument for support and the thoroughness of the program plan. Still, logic and planning won’t matter if your writing is so garbled reviewers can’t understand what you’re trying to tell them.

7 approaches to CSR

January 14, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

Nonprofit leaders hoping to harness the desire by many people for corporate social responsibility (CSR) might benefit from knowing what is on the minds of those people.

10 tips for monthly giving programs

January 14, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

Most nonprofits don’t leverage their monthly giving programs as well as they can. Erica Waasdorp, president of A Direct Solution in Marstons Mill, Mass., shared some tips on getting the most out of your monthly giving program in her book, “Monthly Giving: The Sleeping Giant.”

6 reasons for rethinking concepts

January 13, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

Every organization pays lip service to stopping and reflecting on what it is doing and the best way(s) to continue doing a great job.

The move to evidence-based programs and practices

January 13, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

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

January 13, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

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

January 7, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

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.