Management Tips

3 results of building media connections

June 4, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Having trouble building your advocacy campaign? According to three lobbying experts, it could be because you are not taking full advantage of the media.

4 steps in servicing a sponsorship

June 4, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Every nonprofit wants to get a positive result from engaging in a sponsorship, but it pays to remember that the sponsor wants to feel good, too. A good feeling once one partnership ends could lead to another one.

If at first you don’t succeed, apply again

June 4, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Have you ever submitted a grant request that you thought was perfect only to find out that you were rejected? It’s easy to feel down after these circumstances but, as the old saying goes, if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.

6 questions to focus your recruiting campaign

June 3, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

There are two types of recruiting techniques that nonprofits practice: General and Focused. A general recruitment campaign is basically a call for any volunteer, no matter what skills they possess.  While this has its uses, a focused campaign can be more effective.

How To Get Great Letters Of Commitment

March 21, 2013       Barbara Floersh      

Great letters of commitment don’t just materialize. Getting them takes effort. A desperate, last minute appeal to a partner organization is likely to blow your credibility and bring in a tepid letter committing paper clips rather than cash. The quality of the letters attached to your proposal will directly reflect the quality of your collaborative process, according to Barbara Floersch of the Grantsmanship Center in Los Angeles.

Does ‘Liking’ Convert Into Dollars?

March 7, 2013       Herschell Gordon Lewis      

As Facebook users surged past the one-billion mark and the Twitter logo has become omnipresent, a heavy percentage of nonprofits have established online Facebook pages, embraced Twitter messaging … and have experienced mixed results from experimentation with these new media.

VIP Treatment: 6 little things to leave an impression

May 16, 2011       Heather Burton      

Donors engage with your organization for a reason. They believe in what you do and probably have been touched personally by an experience related to your mission. At the same time, your donors are being woo-ed by other compelling causes.

5.7 Billion Dollar Service Legislation Passes Senate

March 27, 2009       Mark Hrywna      

The U.S. Senate approved the Serve America Act last night, moving forward with the first sweeping reforms of national service programs in 16 years.