Despite the best intentions of nonprofit managers the world over, fraud is an evil that sneaks in almost anywhere.
In their book Forces for Good, Leslie R. Crutchfield and Heather McLeod Grant argue that high-impact nonprofits recognize that there are three critical elements needed to maintain and deepen their effect over time.
It’s all about doing good. Well, actually, very often it’s about raising as much money as possible, sometimes when several organizations are competing in terms of what areas they service and who they ask for money.
Why do people give? Makes ‘em feel good?
What’s behind philanthropy? Maybe something like this: Act like a good, decent person. That’s also the definition of a mensch that Noah Alper offers in his book “Business Mensch.”
Nonprofits are finding more and more each day that giving donors an easy way to contribute money can help in a big way for fundraising.
No grantmaking organization will bestow money on a project that is worthless. There are so many that are worthwhile, however, that funders can have difficulty selecting those that have real merit.
A strategic plan for your parish will take a lot of hard work. It’s not the kind of project a sane person would take up alone. And it might take a large team to follow through on comprehensive strategic plan, according to Theresa Shubeck, executive vice president of Ruotolo Associates Inc.
The balance of power is shifting in favor of the consumer. You shouldn’t ignore how much people outside of the organization can sway the opinion and conversation about your brand and their experiences with you.
Did you ever wonder what people interacting with your organization think of it? You want to find out what they love or hate about the organization — why they stay for years or go after a few experiences.