Management Tips

There’s always a catalyst to a crisis

December 24, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

A public relations crisis is like a judge’s comment on pornography: You can’t define it, but you know it when you see it.

The need for intentional donors

December 24, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

It’s nice to get an accidental donor, one who happens to be trolling the Web and finds a cause or organization and makes a snap judgment to give.

3 principles for connections

December 17, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Effective branding is so accepted as a nonprofit necessity that it can be overlooked in terms of approach or strategy.

5 elements of a stewardship contract

December 17, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Most managers believe that only strict and complete control will yield satisfactory results, but in his book “Stewardship” Peter Block argues that stewardship is preferable to dictatorial control.

Best practices for staying on track

December 17, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

A successful planned giving campaign requires a good planned giving committee, but John Elbare, founder and owner of Florida Philanthropic Advisors LLC in Sarasota, Fla., argues that a good committee is not just going to happen.

8 reasons to add young board members

December 16, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

How can you describe the benefits of younger members on a board: their passion, their vigor, their ability to use a cell phone?

8 elements of an effective vision statement

December 16, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Walt Disney famously said, “If you can dream it, you can do it.” According to nonprofit management expert Terri Temkin, organizations would be wise to listen to Disney’s words when it comes to crafting a vision statement.

5 rules of enterprise risk management

December 16, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

As more and more nonprofit managers learn that risk is not something confined to the entity known as “Someone Else,” they might find that their own risk-prevention and risk-management policies are inadequate for modern-day contingencies.

Story overshadowed by visuals on most sites

December 12, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

The need to draw people to a compelling story through interesting visual devices is well known in the nonprofit sector, so well known that the visual attraction has often overshadowed the story.

6 cloud computing tips

December 12, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

By now the cloud has become the storage haven for countless individuals and organizations. Ease of access and freedom from costly upgrades or repairs are usually counted among the chief benefits from cloud computing.