Management Tips

Hello, I must be going…

January 21, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

Sometimes you just have to ask when it comes to finding out why donors have stopped giving.

6 ways to diversify your volunteer pool

January 21, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

Just as in fundraising, it is important to appeal to diverse communities to volunteer for your organization. Not only are their many more people able to interview in these communities, but also they could be untapped resources when it comes to fundraising.

Establishing performance benchmarks

January 21, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

Desperate times call for desperate measures, but desperate times sometimes call for standard measures, measures that organizations sometimes forget to implement.

Budget should include what you need

January 16, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

“You should only say, ‘we don’t have the budget,’ if you’re trying to get out of something gracefully,” said Louise Moore, controller at Vestal, N.Y. marketing firm Cull Martin and Associates. “You should set your budget up to do things you want.”

Finance and development: No longer polar opposites

January 16, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

Differing job responsibilities can sometimes make people in the same organization think and act as if they are working for competing organizations or causes.

Financial communication needs to be clear

January 16, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

Financial managers need to be good at one thing: handling money.

The logic in writing a grant proposal

January 14, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

The most critical elements of a winning grant proposal are the logic of the argument for support and the thoroughness of the program plan. Still, logic and planning won’t matter if your writing is so garbled reviewers can’t understand what you’re trying to tell them.

7 approaches to CSR

January 14, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

Nonprofit leaders hoping to harness the desire by many people for corporate social responsibility (CSR) might benefit from knowing what is on the minds of those people.

10 tips for monthly giving programs

January 14, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

Most nonprofits don’t leverage their monthly giving programs as well as they can. Erica Waasdorp, president of A Direct Solution in Marstons Mill, Mass., shared some tips on getting the most out of your monthly giving program in her book, “Monthly Giving: The Sleeping Giant.”

6 reasons for rethinking concepts

January 13, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

Every organization pays lip service to stopping and reflecting on what it is doing and the best way(s) to continue doing a great job.