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  • 7 issues for receiving non-cash gifts

    By The NonProfit Times — July 21, 2015

    As more nonprofit supporters become savvy investors, there is a new attraction in donating stocks, mutual funds or other non-cash gifts to organizations or causes.

  • 4 tips for prospecting with married women

    By The NonProfit Times — July 21, 2015

    Fundraisers are finding success by tailoring their pitches to women, who often feel a more compelling connection to a mission or organization than men do, supporting causes that advance personal values and beliefs.

  • Priorities and prospecting to win grants

    By The NonProfit Times — July 20, 2015

    When it comes to winning grants, the pros are proactive. They don’t wait around for just the right competition and then dive into a frenzy to pull all the pieces together by the deadline. “To be consistently successful, you’ve got to step out of the mad-rush mentality,” said Barbara Floersch, executive director of The Grantsmanship Center, in Los Angeles, Calif. “You’ve got to think ahead and be strategic.”

  • 6 challenges for employee plan governance

    By The NonProfit Times — July 20, 2015

    It is a long, long time since employee compensation was calculated in salary alone, and with the demise of pensions, a host of retirement plans exist to baffle management and workforce equally.

  • 6 temptations to recognize and resist

    By The NonProfit Times — July 20, 2015

    In a cause marketing campaign, it is easy for individuals or entities to lose sight of what is happening. At the most basic, a for-profit business is hoping to burnish its image and make money and a nonprofit is hoping to generate revenue and heighten awareness of its existence and its mission.

  • 5 pieces of analytics groundwork

    By The NonProfit Times — July 14, 2015

    Our data-obsessed society places a premium on having lots of information.

  • 5 ways to acquire monthly donors in the mail

    By The NonProfit Times — July 14, 2015

    Monthly giving donors give more and stick around longer. If your organization doesn’t have a sustainer program, it might be time to start one. Consultant Erica Waasdorp has five tips for both new and established programs seeking to acquire new sustainers through direct mail in her book, “Monthly Giving: The Sleeping Giant.”

  • With proposals, it’s all about communication

    By The NonProfit Times — July 14, 2015

    To be a top-notch proposal writer, you’ve got to be a top-notch communicator. “When looking for someone to win grants, organizations often want people with a background in promotional or technical writing,” said Barbara Floersch, executive director of The Grantsmanship Center, in Los Angeles, Calif. “But to be successful, you’ve got to be a skillful, committed communicator at every level. It’s not just about the written word.”

  • 5 steps for consolidation of employee benefit plans

    By The NonProfit Times — July 13, 2015

    As nonprofits struggle to provide reasonable employee benefit plans, such as for retirement, they face the added problem of escalating costs associated with keeping records.

  • 6 major cause marketing pitfalls

    By The NonProfit Times — July 13, 2015

    Cause marketing agreements, which have helped many for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations and causes, can create more aggravation than happiness if they are not conducted intelligently.

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