Management Tips

Intermediate sanctions vs. substantial influence

November 19, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

The chief determining factor in deciding if an individual is a disqualified person under the Immediate Sanctions heading of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is that a person is in a position to exercise “substantial influence” over the affairs of the organization.

Busting 2 myths about writing proposals

November 19, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Don’t stymie your grant proposal efforts by underestimating or overestimating the difficulty of the process. According to Holly Thompson, contributing editor for The Grantsmanship Center in Los Angeles, Calif., two misconceptions are common:

9 mistakes made by planned giving committees

November 19, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Planned giving campaigns require a lot of work and preparation, including forming a committee. Just having a committee is not enough, because problems and mistakes can actually cause harm rather than just not working to maximum benefit.

3 keys for a sustainer program

November 19, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

More nonprofits are turning to sustainer programs lately, and they are finding them to be especially helpful for fundraising and even visibility.

5 drivers of innovation portfolio

November 18, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

The opportunity is clear. The goal is firm. All the information has been assembled. Everyone is ready and raring to go. Now what?

5 tips for better board recruitment

November 18, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

In the never-ending quest to get board members who do more than just attend meetings, managers have tried tactics from obvious, slobbering flattery to, well, not-so-obvious, slobbering flattery.

Young volunteers change your perspective

November 18, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

It is said that youth is wasted on the young, but it could be that, in the nonprofit sector, opportunities to harness the vigor of youth are being wasted.

Going viral is just the start

November 14, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

“Going viral” goes just fine as long as it works in favor of the people doing the viraling. When things go virally wrong, however, they go really wrong.

Tracking impact and data an HR issue

November 14, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Nonprofits are saddled with reporting requirements on the impact of their efforts, especially human service groups. They receive less, are asked to do more and then receive even less because they allegedly aren’t doing enough with what little they have — or they receive less because they are not reporting their impact.

Think small with giving apps

November 14, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Think about your organization from the perspective of a three-inch screen. Why? Because that’s all about all the space that your average smart phone can display.