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Using Bonds In 5 Easy Steps

June 7, 2018       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

While learning about the bond market might not be as fun as watching James Bond fight bad guys and drink martinis (shaken, not stirred), understanding the appeal of your nonprofit to enter the bond market and the potential debts that may be incurred is important when first entering the capital market.

Using Bonds In 5 Easy Steps

June 7, 2018       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

While learning about the bond market might not be as fun as watching James Bond fight bad guys and drink martinis (shaken, not stirred), understanding the appeal of your nonprofit to enter the bond market and the potential debts that may be incurred is important when first entering the capital market.

Policies, Procedures And The Grants Professional

June 7, 2018       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

It’s a well-accepted best practice that the development of grant proposals should be well coordinated with the administrative, financial, human resources, and programmatic functions of the organization. Since each of these functions require specialized expertise and knowledge, involving them in developing grant proposals helps guard against mistakes and misrepresentations.

10 Questions to Ask Your Supporters

June 5, 2018       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Where are you from? What do you do? Where did you go to school? Do you have any siblings? These types of questions roll out at rapid pace at restaurants across the country every weekend as individuals on first dates seek to learn more about one another. The better two people know one another, the thought goes, the better each will know how their potential relationship might work and the stronger the related bond.

Program Start-Up Comes With Demands

June 5, 2018       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

When you win a major grant award, a tsunami of demands roars in with the money and all too often your buoyant “we won” high sinks beneath the stress. “Project start-up is tough, and careful management is critical,” said Barbara Floersch of The Grantsmanship Center, Los Angeles, Calif, Los Angeles, Calif. “Serious missteps at this point will throw the project into a never-ending game of catch-up.”

Meaningful Engagement With Young Professionals

June 5, 2018       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

They seem like a match made for the movies. Small organizations are often looking for new, active supporters to take their missions to the next level. Millennials, their impact on the world broadening, are seeking out ways to engage.

4 Requirements For A Partnership With Staff

June 4, 2018       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Leaders believe that their value lies in, well, leading. They believe that they have a responsibility for creating order, control, consistency and predictability, and that it is by emphasizing those elements that they achieve the best results.

4 Factors To Motivate Your Employees Daily

May 24, 2018       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

While a healthy paycheck contributes to employee satisfaction, money won’t keep the best employees if other more important aspects of their employment are not met. “If the workplace environment doesn’t fit with the conditions where the brain can thrive, they probably won’t hold on to their best employees for long,” according to Don Rheem, author of Thrive By Design: The Neuroscience that Drives High-Performance Cultures and CEO of E3 Solutions in Arlington, Va. “Money satisfies, but it has very little impact on daily behavior. Far more impactful are things that money can’t buy; things a responsive employer should be providing every day.”

4 Reason To Avoid Commission Models For Canvassers

May 24, 2018       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Any development officer can tell you that fundraising is a relationship business and the more connected the supporter, the better that relationship. Face-to-face fundraising’s ability to create one-on-one engagement between supporter and representative, secure donors without any sort of list, and adjust messaging or test out new ideas on the fly have made it all the more common to see canvassers in your neighborhood.

5 Ideas For Taming Federal Red Tape

May 22, 2018       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Before you can manage government grants successfully, you’ve got to untangle a snarl of red tape. For example, when a grant from state or local government is funded with dollars passed down from the feds, both state and federal requirements apply.