Management Tips

The key audit committee responsibilities

January 29, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

Although the very word “committee” can send people running for the exits, they are necessary in many areas of nonprofit operations. One such area is audits.

4 primary asking styles

January 28, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

Individuals have their own styles about doing things, from the most public to the most personal.

9 principles for governing stewardship

January 28, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

The demands of running a nonprofit can obscure the need to be a part of the community, to fulfill mission.

What your grant reviewer does (and doesn’t) look for

January 28, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

You need to see your grant application through the eyes of its reviewer. By knowing what they’re looking at, you can highlight what’s important and cut out the rest. Susan Jordan of Portland, Ore., let attendees in on what grant reviewers ignore and pay attention to during the Grant Professionals Association 2013 national conference in Baltimore, Md.

Sometimes all there can be is failure

January 27, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

People love winners. That might sound counterintuitive in the nonprofit sector, but just think about the plain-looking (to put it kindly) multi-zillionaire who is surrounded by dazzling-looking (to put it mildly) women who are a third of his age.

Succession planning before the funeral

January 27, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

Like funeral arrangements, succession planning can be an endeavor that people try to postpone by ignoring it.

Profiting from the new social impact bonds

January 27, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

Among the many innovations that have sprung up in the philanthropic sector is the Social Impact Bond (SIB). These are a way for government and investors to provide funding by focusing on approaches that work rather than just handing out money up front.

There are risks to know about the process

January 21, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

Fundraising is such an integral part of nonprofit work that nonprofit managers often forget to heed warnings about the pitfalls. Yes, it’s necessary, but yes, there is a common-sense approach to this vital activity.

Seducing your reviewer

January 21, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

So, the reviewers hated your grant proposal. Much like a failed relationship, you’re left wondering, “Where did it go so wrong?”

3 reasons to make a job portfolio

January 21, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

It used to be that the only thing you needed to show up with to a job interview was a copy of your resume. It helps to go the extra mile these days by bringing one extra item: A visual presentation of your previous work in the form of a job portfolio.