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Management Tips

  • 6 ways of optimizing your message

    By The NonProfit Times — May 10, 2011

    As consumers hear more about a lousy economy, bonuses for the people who impoverished them and executive scandals, they become more wary of what they are told. With more means of obtaining information becoming available to them all the time, they are less accepting of so-called accepted truth and more likely to want to delve deeper into what’s going on.

  • 3 myths that mislead the philanthropic

    By The NonProfit Times — May 10, 2011

    “We had the best intentions, good people, even money. Why didn’t it work?” Even something that looks like a sure bet can find a way to break a leg between starting gate and finish line.

  • Your 5 intangible attributes

    By The NonProfit Times — May 10, 2011

    Once upon a time, it was about asking for money. New century; new millennium; new — everything. A concept that would have seemed far-fetched a century ago is accepted as normal today, a concept such as branding.

  • Channel surfing for fundraisers

    By The NonProfit Times — May 10, 2011

    The future of fundraising is on the Internet, unless it’s in direct mail. That is, if it isn’t in some other format.

  • 6 essential keys to getting major gift donors

    By The NonProfit Times — May 10, 2011

    What would a murder mystery, soap opera or conniving-family comedy be without a will? It’s all about that winning combination of motive, intrigue, money.

  • Read the match criteria before asking

    By The NonProfit Times — May 10, 2011

    Although grants can appear to be a limitless source of funding just waiting to be tapped, the reality is that grant-making organizations receive huge numbers of requests and need to make tough decisions about where to distribute their help.

  • Social ‘NOT’ Working

    By The NonProfit Times — May 10, 2011

    Faster than a spreading illness. More powerful than onions and garlic. Able to bypass buildings, mountains and bookshelves.

  • 10 traits of social entrepreneurs

    By The NonProfit Times — May 10, 2011

    With the best of motives in mind, nonprofit managers think of themselves as reasonable people. But in their book The Power of Unreasonable People John Elkington and Pamela Hartigan maintain that innovative, resourceful, practical, opportunistic people are coming up with new ways to combine markets and meaning. They are social entrepreneurs. Successful social entrepreneurs:

  • The package just might be on the truck

    By The NonProfit Times — May 10, 2011

    Myths abound during these economic times, according to Jay Fiske, CEO and co-founder of MaestroSoft, Inc., in Bellevue, Wash. People are skittish about finances and although there is a glimmer of hope, some are still doubtful about economy rebounding to its former place any time soon.

  • 6 ways to hold an auction for easy digestion

    By The NonProfit Times — May 10, 2011

    Going once, going twice — are you sold that an auction could be a great event for your organization? If so, you need to know what goes in to a wonderful live auction event, according to Jay Fiske, CEO and co-founder of MaestroSoft, Inc., in Bellevue, Wash. Fiske gave his recommendations during a recent national conference.

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