There’s the job interview, aimed at finding the best person for a position, and the exit interview, a chance to pretend to learn from a departing employee what is good or bad about the organization.
It takes a lot of creativity to stay creative, but, creatively speaking, creativity can create a lot of opportunities.
As any nonprofit fundraiser knows, generating donations is about building relationships.
Most nonprofit professionals believe passionately in their organization’s mission, and new grant seekers often believe that articulating their organization’s good work is all that’s needed to win funding. “Their commitment to the issue is so strong that they can’t imagine the funder won’t feel the same way and jump on board,” said Holly Thompson, contributing editor for The Grantsmanship Center, in Los Angeles, Calif.
Coming in new to a managerial job can be daunting, but starting out in an area that is virgin territory for nonprofits or that has serious long-range problems can be especially intimidating.
Building a rapport with donors is like building any other relationship, creating a connection counts. In his book “The Zen of Fundraising,” Ken Burnett shares 12 considerations to make when attempting to relate to donors.
Being the leader can allow more room for making mistakes. But, too many mistakes, that are too big, made too often can prove to be disastrous to the individual leader or the organization or both.
Funders often turn to the project budget first when digging in to review a grant proposal. The budget gives the reviewer a quick, easy-to-digest snapshot of the project. “The project budget can speak volumes about what’s being proposed, and about the organization applying for funding,” according to Holly Thompson, contributing editor for The Grantsmanship Center, in Los Angeles, Calif.
Getting the new chief executive officer ready to get started is a critical task for nonprofit board members. But, nearly half of the 214 CEOs responding to a Bridgespan Group survey reported getting little or no help from their boards when first taking on the position.
Eliminating waste and abuse in a means of both running an organization efficiently and preserving public trust. In “Ethics in Nonprofit Organizations,” Gary M. Grobman reviews eight methods of being proactive in preventing waste, fraud and abuse in an organization.
In the premiere episode of Raise & Engage, Danielle is joined by three straight-shooting nonprofit rock-stars: Jodi Smith of Sanford Health Systems, Veronica Brown of Chicago Public Library Foundation and Ali Burke of Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation. The group talks organizational culture, problem employees, why its important to celebrate and how to shake things up this year and build a better more authentic team that gets stuff done!
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