Nonprofit leadership can get so busy that leaders lose sight of essentials, including losing sight of what they don’t know.
Fewer people are creating wills and fewer donors are leaving charities in their estate plans than only just a few years ago, according to a new survey by The NonProfit Times. Some of the best indicators of potential planned gifts are household income, education level, and whether a donor has children.
When it comes to prospect data, most organizations have developed sophisticated systems to acquire and store data, as well as how to utilize what they have gathered.
Nonprofits utilize volunteers in a multitude of ways, including first responders who handle initial contacts for organizations. Handling a life-or-death situation, as crucial as it is, is not the same as dealing with a potential donor during a telefundraising campaign.
As the late and oft-married Mickey Rooney could have said, relationships are important. In the workplace setting, they can have a huge importance in fulfilling the mission.
Nonprofit leaders are generally aware of the need to prevent injury, either on the job or among constituents. They might not be aware of how to go about putting injury prevention into practice.
The idea of a nonprofit organization taking over a for-profit business is a whole different matter, one that would sound impossible or unthinkable.
Nonprofits want to acquire new donors, but as Jennifer Vanderveld of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, Betsy Wason of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and Lisa Maska of Lautman Maska Neill & Company said during the DMA 2014 Washington Nonprofit Conference, the goal is to acquire new donors who will stay with the organization and upgrade over time, and to acquire them at the lowest possible investment.
A face to go with the name: Nonprofit fundraisers know by now that success depends greatly on connecting to donors, avoiding being seen as a robotic entity that exists only to ask for money.
Ever walk into a room and forget why you went in there? It helps to write things down, sometimes even the simple things.