You might not have noticed, but there is a fiscal crisis in this country. It has been going on for a while now, and not too many people are wildly optimistic about its chances for ending soon.
The concept of doing more with less is a familiar one to nonprofit managers, even though during the past three years they have found themselves having to do more with a lot less.
Wondering why your organization has trouble attracting good employees?
The disastrous economy has caused many nonprofit leaders to intensify efforts toward something that has been going on for a while: forming strategic alliances.
Did you hear about the guy who made reality adapt to his perception? That type of luck isn’t going to hold for most people. In particular, nonprofit managers who are trying to hold mind and body together during the Great Recession must still serve a growing client base with shrinking resources, all the time being told by Congress, the media and the general public that they must do more.
Did you ever think you’d have to be a physicist to run a nonprofit?
Many of us might not know where we’re going until we get there, but that lack of direction generally won’t cut it in the nonprofit world. In fact, it is an almost sure route to disaster.
Fundraising is so demanding that nonprofits often lose sight of the need to keep the donor in donor relations.
The ideal employee: one who hates their job (or boss) with a burning intensity but who is fearful of losing it, one who is unwilling to act creatively or use innovation, someone going through the motions and nothing more.
A new phenomenon is gaining popularity in the United States: the public school foundation. Although foundations of one type or another are routine for private schools, the idea of a foundation for a public school, supported by tax money to begin with, offers possibilities for members of the community to contribute time and money to public schools and show that they really value public education, according to Stanley Levenson in his book “Big Time Fundraising for Today’s Schools.”
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