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Management Tips

  • Kicking the tires on a partnership

    By The NonProfit Times — May 10, 2011

    When climbing into bed with someone (in the business sense, get your mind out of the gutter), it probably helps to know something about that person.

  • Engaged employees simply out-perform others

    By The NonProfit Times — May 10, 2011

    The story goes that starting on Dec. 26 Bob Cratchitt was a much happier employee. We never learn if Scrooge & Marley became a more productive company, but if modern-day standards are any indication, then things must have gotten much better.

  • 12 ways CFOs can be change agents

    By The NonProfit Times — May 10, 2011

    Being the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of a nonprofit can be difficult, to put it mildly. In addition to fending off the wolves at the door who are looking for money, there are the responsibilities of keeping track of the money and, if the organization is big enough, managing a department.

  • 8 tips for your internal audit

    By The NonProfit Times — May 10, 2011

    Fraud, whether reported by a whistle-blower or detected only after a house of cards has crumbled, can be the worst kind of attention getter. When that fraud occurs in a nonprofit, the energy generated by the feeding frenzies on Capitol Hill and among the media could keep the country well lit for a year.

  • Making meetings really work

    By The NonProfit Times — May 10, 2011

    Meetings, the things we love to hate. In his book “Recharge Your Team,” Jay W. Vogt offers a look at the worst kinds of meetings on offer, the very reasons why many people cringe at the mention of them.

  • 4 reasons why CBAs are needed

    By The NonProfit Times — May 10, 2011

    Community Benefits Agreements (CBAs) represent a way to bring local benefit to development projects. Typically, they involve a contract negotiated between a developer and a community-labor coalition. The aim is to ensure that an economic development project benefits local community residents instead of just investors.

  • Successful long-term strategies

    By The NonProfit Times — May 10, 2011

    It’s not much of a newsflash – the economy is getting a little tighter. Campaigning for donations may get harder in the coming months with financial insecurity swimming in donors minds, but Timothy M. Winkler, Sr., principal and managing partner of Winkler Consulting Group, explained that nonprofits should go back to the basics instead of panicking at Blackbaud’s 2008 Conference for Nonprofits. Winkler gave these tips to stop worrying about failing and start focusing on succeeding:

  • Preparing for a government audit

    By The NonProfit Times — May 10, 2011

    The auditors are coming! Don’t panic. Someone else is in charge of panicking. So, what can you do?

  • Do’s and don’ts of lobbying

    By The NonProfit Times — May 10, 2011

    Nonprofit managers are aware of the restrictions placed on lobbying, especially as those restrictions emanate from the Internal Revenue Service, but they might not be aware of restrictions imposed by the Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA).

  • 4 ideas on grant assistance

    By The NonProfit Times — May 10, 2011

    Granted, grants can be very helpful. But, just how helpful are they really?

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