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Management Tips

  • Most grants are for small amounts

    By The NonProfit Times — May 16, 2011

    Granted, most nonprofit managers know that foundation grants are a huge and important part of funding the sector. What many of those managers might not know, however, are some of the facts related to grants.

  • 4 elements of multi-channel performance

    By The NonProfit Times — May 16, 2011

    The exponential growth of the Internet, while offering near-limitless possibilities for nonprofit fundraising, has also led to the questioning of traditional methods of fundraising.

  • 5 aspects of conscious consumers/donors

    By The NonProfit Times — May 16, 2011

    Both nonprofits and for-profits need to be aware that consumers are becoming conscious consumers.

  • Know when to change tactics

    By The NonProfit Times — May 16, 2011

    Getting buy-in for a great idea from everyone in your organization – constituents, board, even staff – is sometimes like trying to feed broccoli to a three-year-old. You know it’s good for them. But they are too stubborn to try it, and by the time you finally convince them to go for it – it’s cold.

  • Sample this buffet of ideas

    By The NonProfit Times — May 16, 2011

    Fundraising is an adventure that can have its own success stories, as well as its own horror stories.

  • 5 tips for boosting major gifts

    By The NonProfit Times — May 16, 2011

    Is your staff not reaching your major gift goals? Don’t fire them – not yet at least – according to Laura Fredricks, expert fundraiser and author of “The Ask: How to Ask Anyone for Any Amount for Any Purpose.” Fredricks gives five tips on how you can manage your staff better to raise the tremendous gifts your organization expects – and deserves.

  • Defining the culture of giving by your donors

    By The NonProfit Times — May 16, 2011

    Don’t think that fundraising is fundraising, no matter for which nonprofit you work. Each genre of nonprofit, from environmental to health services to the arts, will each have their subtle nuances.

  • 5 way for leveraging corporate gifts

    By The NonProfit Times — May 16, 2011

    Reading is Fundamental (RIF) received almost 80 percent of its private funds from corporate entities during the past three years. While having corporate funders is great, the Washington, D.C.-based organization shared how it’s leveraging those company relationships to leverage individual giving.

  • 6 ways to prepare donors for a big ask

    By The NonProfit Times — May 16, 2011

    Nonprofits can’t afford to put the same effort into soliciting a $5 million gift as they do a $50 gift. Face-to-face solicitation might be the gold standard, but strategic online efforts are making it easier to create personal and engaging asks, according to Nancy Withbroe, director of integrated consulting services at CDR Fundraising Group, and Laura Zylstra, managing consultant, New England at Skystone Ryan.

  • Going green tied bank to community

    By The NonProfit Times — May 16, 2011

    The long green is an integral part of any banking enterprise, but as conference-goers at the recent Cause Marketing Forum in Chicago learned, green can have another meaning.


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