Management Tips

A return on investment

June 11, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Donors want to give, but they want the giving experience to be one they feel good about. For online donors, feeling good means a smooth, efficient experience, one without any problems or snags.

3 steps to data analysis

June 11, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

When the Gold Rush prospectors went searching, it was enough to shake a pan of gravel in the water and look for what stayed behind. No more.

5 coping mechanisms for grant stress

June 11, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

Stop me if this sounds familiar: You’re in the final stages of your grant application, the deadline is looming, and you have an overwhelming feeling of dread that you won’t get all the work done in time.

8 things to include in a job description

June 10, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

How do you get someone to apply for a job at your organization? The obvious answer is to write a job description to post on your website or on a job board, but not any old description will do the trick.

BYOD requires written policies

June 10, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

The BYOD movement can come with a laundry list of risks to the organization, and staying on top of risks can be extremely challenging. The Littler Report, “The Bring Your Own Device to Work Movement: Engineering Practical Employment and Labor Law Compliance Solutions” provided a framework to help companies out in regard to dual-service technologies. This allows the companies to assess risk and develop policies to effectively manage them.

5 ways to work with your frequent volunteers

June 10, 2013       The NonProfit Times      

It’s hard to imagine any organization accomplishing its goals without the help of volunteers. These selfless individuals provide those extra efforts that are essential to a nonprofit’s success.

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.