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6 components of enterprise risk management

November 5, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Even with constant awareness, people will find ways to commit fraud, and in the nonprofit sector that can be lethal.

Risky governance questions and policies

November 5, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Managers like to have a free hand to do things the right way, but every organization needs some kind of structure or guiding principles. For most, that means some kind of governance.

10 basics of stewardship

November 5, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Wouldn’t it be nice if every donor gave and kept on giving? Fact is, donors give but don’t keep on giving, meaning nonprofits have to work at keeping them happy and loyal.

6 elements of web content and structure

November 5, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Heart-tugging appeals are still surefire ways to get people to donate to a cause, but even the most high-minded mission can benefit from having an organizational Website that offers compelling content and a structure that is pleasing to the eye and comfortable to navigate.

For retail, use the strategy of 4 Ps

November 5, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

If a nonprofit wants to offer retail goods as part of its fundraising, it is not just a case of finding some schlock and putting a price tag on it.

5 pathways for addressing disagreements

November 4, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Nonprofit boards, more than any other part of the organization, are rife with opportunities for disagreement. Whether it’s an argument regarding one of the candidates for CEO, new initiatives, or finances, it’s not an unusual site to see board member squabbling.

5 principles for overcoming barriers

November 4, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Managers face a constant battle of fulfilling mission, fundraising and dealing with the day-to-day problems that can beset any human endeavor.

It’s OK to be an enabler

November 4, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

The word “enabler” is often used negatively, a way of describing someone who aids and abets harmful or self-destructive conduct.

How to test and record fundraising messages

October 29, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

You don’t have to dive in. It’s usually good to test the waters before making a splash. The same philosophy applies to your marketing messages. As delivery methods can vary among brochures, websites, direct mail, email and now social media, one of the most important aspects of ensuring resonance of your message is to test it first.

Stay in touch with the primary grant-maker

October 29, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Congratulations, you were awarded the grant. All those months of cultivating the foundation or corporation paid off. You’ve read the agreement letter, signed the contract, and noted the report deadlines on your grants calendar.