Like many worthwhile lessons, financial information can have a value in inverse proportion to listeners’ interest in it. Regardless of interest, however, financial information is important, and it is important for nonprofit staffers at all levels to have some idea of the organization’s financial situation.
Risk management is such an acute concern that many managers, in their desire to minimize or prevent problems, actually cause them or makes easier to occur. The desire that everything go right all the time is a good one, but it can lead nonprofit managers astray.
You might call them the 7 Deadly Sins – only in reverse – and only when it comes to peer-to-peer fundraising events. OK, that’s a few caveats, but Plenty Consulting offers more than half a baker’s dozen of what it takes to have a winning peer-to-peer fundraising event.
Technology is great. We are all going to be replaced by it someday. But right now there is a very human element to it all. When people are involved, you need other perspectives.
What does it take to secure a grant? Anyone who has ever applied can answer that one: Doing the grant application right.
The idea of getting a board to take an active part in fundraising might get a reaction of “So, what’s new?” in the nonprofit sector, but in fact board involvement still can make a big difference.
People don’t generally get rich by giving money away — getting rich involves dough coming inward rather than going outward — but there are people with money who are willing to donate some of it to a good cause.
Acquisition: The discovery that you’re no longer a big fish in a small pond, or even a small fish in a big pond, but a small fish in a big fish.
When managers are faced with the task of filling an open position, they focus on the basics of the job search and getting the right/best person for the job.
Many organizations have learned to their great cost something about dealing with accusations of the abuse of children in the following ways: Ignoring, denying, covering up, blaming the victim.
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