Management Tips

Four Ways to “Storify” Your Data

April 11, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Your organization has data on how it achieves its mission. Stakeholders want to be engaged with stories of the work your organization is doing. The trick is finding a way to convert the information that you have on hand into something that will captivate potential stakeholders.

Sustainability Doesn’t Recycle Bad Ideas

April 10, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

You recycle your aluminum cans and you write on the blank side of office memos to help sustain the environment, but what are you doing to improve the sustainability of your organization? Making your organization as healthy as possible is the key to continuing your mission for years to come.

6 Considerations Toward Improving Volunteer Management

April 10, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Volunteers are the lifeblood of many organizations. They advocate on behalf of your organization, give talent and resources, fill important gaps, and, in some cases, provide crucial services. With volunteers serving some many important functions, it is all the more important that organizations manage their volunteers properly.

Mapping Their Journey With Your Organization

March 21, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

From first gift to last, a donor’s involvement with a charity might be as brief as a one-time click on a “donate” button to a lifetime of support. To guide those first-gift donors on their philanthropic journey with your organization, you need a map.

6 Things To Do At The Beep

March 21, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

So you’ve identified a potential major donor to your organization and picked up the phone. But now you hear the dreaded robot voice informing you your prospect is unavailable and to please leave a message.

4 Keys to Successful Executive Transitions

March 20, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Leadership succession can come in any number ways for any number of reasons, including routine retirement, issues with performance, and conflict. It is thus of the utmost importance for your organization to be ready when it comes time to fill a leadership gap.

Effective Use of Task Forces

March 20, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

If your organization is undertaking strategic planning, undoubtedly there will be at least one task force. How do you make sure that those involved are not simply wasting their time or feeling frustrated from a lack of direction?

It Can Be All About ‘You’

March 14, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Fundraisers might not think they have much to learn from George Orwell, author of such books as “Animal Farm” and “1984.” Ken Burnett, author of “The Zen of Fundraising,” thinks Orwell might have words of wisdom that can be of tremendous benefit.

Planning, Stories Make All The Difference

March 14, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Creating events with strong outreach and compelling stories can turn guests into major donors.

When Dysfunction Becomes An Organizational Pulse

March 13, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Nonprofits get started because someone has a vision for some type of change. Very often, it is one person who has that vision. That can be a good thing if a charismatic individual can rally allies and enough money to make a difference.