Management Tips

8 crisis response strategies

December 9, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

One manager will react differently from another when presented the same problem, such as public relations disasters. There might be differences, but when it comes to a public relations headache, a response is necessary, if involuntary.

8 techniques for bad talent management

December 9, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Organizations devote attention to drawing and keeping the best talent, but many fall flat when it comes to managing employees in such a way as to get the very best out of them, and thus get the very best out of the organization.

7 defining elements of independent directors

December 9, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

That good ol’ Form 990 just seems to get more baffling each year, and nonprofit executives have all they can do just to keep up with the changes, which are usually one step ahead of them.

For-profit, nonprofit missions must align

December 4, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

What makes a successful partnership in corporate philanthropy, from the company’s perspective?  The most common element of a successful partnership — cited by 77 percent of firms in a recent survey — was that an organization’s mission is aligned with the company’s philanthropic focus.

Property Accounting: Is it capitalization or control?

December 4, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Nonprofits are well aware of the need for good accounting for their money, but they often overlook the importance of good accounting of assets other than cash.

It isn’t finance vs. fundraising anymore

December 4, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

It might seem to many who labor in the nonprofit trenches that too many decisions are made with money rather than mission, or employees, or anything else, in mind.

6 myths (and the package is on the truck)

December 3, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Myths go back as far as humans communicating with each other. They might be fictional, but they offer some kind of truth about the society that embraces them.

Avoid the cold proposal — find a contact

December 3, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

When you’re raising funds from individual donors, the need for strong social and professional connections is a given. But when you’re going after foundation and corporation dollars, do connections matter?

7 dos and don’ts for board member fundraising

December 3, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Unless your nonprofit is one of the rare ones that has a board of directors that actually enjoys raising money, it’s likely you have to do a little bit of prodding to get your board members to do it.

Testing fundraising messages

December 2, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

According to an email survey conducted by, 37 percent of marketers admitted they do not test their campaigns before launching them, which can lead to vulnerabilities in the effectiveness of the results. One of the most important aspects of ensuring resonance of your message is to test it.