There is a saying that “The more you learn, the less you know,” but in the nonprofit sector it can be helpful to learn and know a lot.
One of the crucial factors in a grant proposal can be the budget. This can be a crucial factor when those who disperse the money have to make a hard decision.
Every day there are people who interact with your organization — through email, your Web site, telephone calls and meeting people who have a personal association to your organization.
Driving down that long, lonely highway of major gifts, you might feel as though there is one rule: Get the money.
Once you learn to fall off a bicycle, you never lose the knack. Or something like that.
You merged your organization with … who?! Grammar considerations aside, mergers and alliances of nonprofits must make sense to both organizations if they are to be any success at all.
Every nonprofit has a relationship with spiritual-based ministries and that everything about money is spiritual, according to John R. Frank, president of The Frank Group. He told a gathering during the international conference on fundraising sponsored by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) that there are 10 stewardship trends that must be kept in mind. They are:
In the movie “The Paper,” Robert Duvall regales Glenn Close with a story about his reporting days. Her blank-faced response: “I don’t get the segue.” The segue was explained to her, but very often bosses tell stories without any segue in mind.
Having all the high ideals in the world, or even the set policies to help enact those ideals, will not be of much help if there is no monitoring to ensure adherence to policy and effective fulfillment of mission.
Have you recently listened to the dreams of your donors? Not the dream where they arrive at the office in nothing but their skivves. The dreams of what they would like to accomplish through their philanthropic efforts.