An integral part of good leadership is good communication. At the AICPA Not-for-Profit Industry Conference, Joan Pastor, president of JPA International, identified a range of leadership communication styles.
Resumes seem to have a set form while cover letter get free reign. Don’t forget that the creativity behind a cover letter still needs some guidelines, according to Bruce A. Hurwitz, vice president of New York City-based Joel H. Paul & Associates, Inc., a national executive search firm for the nonprofit sector.
Amnesty International USA had two major goals when during multivariate testing for its Web site: raise more money and acquire new donors.
Cause marketing isn’t having a company buy a table at your gala or landing corporate foundation grants. Cause marketing is about creating mutually-beneficial commercial relationships between your nonprofit and a company.
Getting ready to apply for a paying fundraising job? It isn’t the same as volunteering for an organization, even if that helps you get a foot in the door. And recognizing the differences between volunteering and becoming a paid staff member could help in an interview, according to Laura Fredricks, fundraising consultant and author of “The Ask: How to Ask Anyone for Any Amount for Any Purpose.”
Got board? Finding and keeping a good board is a daunting task for any organization, although most nonprofit managers would agree that a good board can be of incalculable value.
While you are mulling over the problems of how to fulfill mission, you might take a few minutes for this pop quiz. The quiz appears in “The Only Grant-Writing Book You’ll Ever Need” by Ellen Karsh and Arlen Sue Fox.
In his book “The Art of Quantum Planning,” Gerald Harris advocates a scientific approach to nonprofit management. Harris he offers 10 questions to help create more questions to spur reflective thinking.
As public suspicion of nonprofits grows and political grandstanding intensifies, organizations find that they can get help in the form of watchdog organizations, those that monitor and rate entities in the sector.
Despite the noblest of goals or the best of intentions, it is possible for anyone to fall short of achieving a dream, whether for oneself or others.