Management Tips

5 steps to being the 5-tool fundraiser

July 23, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Baseball scouts look for what they call the “five-tool player” — the one who can do it all.

Building your organization’s digital strategy

July 23, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Making an impact online these days requires more thought and strategy than ever. This is particularly true for nonprofits, which generally have smaller budgets and fewer resources at their disposal.

Showing up to the office as you

July 22, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

As people struggle to cope with the world, in either a small or large sense, they make decisions or perform actions that have far-reaching consequences. Very often, people do things one day they would not the next. Still, they have to construct some kind of coherent life, personally or for others.

7 demands to make for a sponsorship deal

July 22, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

But first a word from our sponsor ….

16 digital fundraising tips

July 22, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Even though online fundraising has become more common it still requires a strategic approach. In short, fundraisers need to know what they’re doing.

Elements of a volunteer position description

July 17, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Getting a job done right means getting the right person to perform the task. In volunteer management it is important to explicitly discuss the parameters of a position because of the overwhelming number of people who might apply.

A dozen elements of the performance review

July 16, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Between the employees who do a great job and those who do a flat-out lousy job are those who do a kind of middling, could-do-better job.

Dealing with difficult volunteers

July 16, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Even the best-intentioned people can cause some kind of problem. In his book “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Recruiting & Managing Volunteers,” John L. Lipp outlines the most difficult volunteer types.

5 elements of employee screening

July 16, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

The usual approach to hiring is checking references and, for most nonprofits, doing a criminal background check. Background checks are very popular, but they are not a cure-all.

Have the answers for CFDA questions

July 16, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Despite sequestration and other budget cuts, the federal government still can be a good source of funding, in both the short and long terms.