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  • 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.

  • 3 emerging trends in peer-to-peer

    By The NonProfit Times — October 28, 2014

    Data-accelerated segmentation, network mapping and multiple-predictor models. Jeff Shuck, founder and CEO of Plenty, a consulting firm specializing in peer-to-peer fundraising, identified those three emerging trends in the peer-to-peer world during a session at Blackbaud’s annual Conference for Nonprofits in Nashville, Tenn.

  • Going young with your board

    By The NonProfit Times — October 27, 2014

    There are benefits to drawing younger members to a board, and during a recent Symposium for Nonprofit Professionals and Volunteers at the Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management, Mary Morten of the Morten Group outlined those benefits, which go beyond figuring out why the computer isn’t working.

  • Scamming can be internal and external

    By The NonProfit Times — October 27, 2014

    Back in the days when life was simple, so was occupational fraud, which means an employee defrauding an employer or using the employer to commit some kind of fraud.

  • 5 ways of keeping grant proposals consistent

    By The NonProfit Times — October 27, 2014

    Inconsistencies in a grant proposal are evidence of a faulty planning process, rushed writing, or carelessness. “Inconsistencies can cause the reviewer to wonder if you know what you’re doing,” said Holly Thompson, contributing editor of The Grantsmanship Center, in Los Angeles, Calif. Pay particular attention to the following five elements. They’re where problems are most likely to occur.

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