Management Tips

3 Ps to starting a planned giving program

July 9, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Planned giving takes work, yes, but it is work that usually pays off in a big way. During the AFP 50th International Conference on Fundraising, David C. Hall of the University of Arkansas reminded attendees that planned giving adds to or diversifies an organization’s revenue sources and creates or increases its endowment.

Making the hire is not the final act

July 8, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

You’ve hired someone for that opening. Great. You’re done, right? Wrong. There’s a lot that goes into motivating and managing your staff.

14 tips for recruiting youths

July 8, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Whether it’s being tech-savvy or just something in the water, young people are willing to get involved in various endeavors, including nonprofit operations.

A “code of cooperation” for leadership

July 8, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Even at a nonprofit where every employee has great respect for each other, conflict is going to happen; it’s just the nature of the group dynamic. The key is to make sure the disagreement is resolved in a swift and concise way.

8 ideas for keeping youth involved

July 1, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Even if young people can be drawn toward participation in nonprofit organizations, there is no guarantee that they will stay. Youth can be fickle, and with all the alternatives available today, competing for their interest/energy/dollars is no easy task.

Learning investing lessons from the crash

July 1, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Although many people and organizations have recovered from the crash of 2008, the event still sent shockwaves through the country, including the sectors known as financial and nonprofit. Even Ivy League universities, where ivy isn’t the only green in abundance, took a hit.

Know yourself, then work on your career

July 1, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Leading others isn’t always easy, since “leading” means more than just telling people to get in line and follow. Part of the term also includes bringing out the best in people.

10 elements of an awareness campaign

June 25, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Very often, the success of a nonprofit organization rests on public awareness of the cause that the organization is seeking to address.

6 questions regarding watchdog concerns

June 25, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Anyone involved in the nonprofit sector realizes that an industry so closely regulated doesn’t need any more oversight, but the fact is that close monitoring is here to stay.

25 tips for winning conversations

June 25, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Conversation can be illuminating. During the recent Fundraising Day in New York 2013, sponsored by the Greater New York chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Rich Brown of New York University shared 25 tips for enhancing conversation.