Ever walk into a room and forget why you went in there? It helps to write things down, sometimes even the simple things.
For fundraisers, it’s all about the donor pyramid. But the summit of that donor pyramid is the legacy gift. As Angel Aloma and Kevin Moran described — it’s the gold in the golden years of your organization’s database. That’s what makes the relationship with your planned giving department so critical.
Before digging into the first proposal, grantseekers should think closely about whether they’re ready to go for the grant. According to Holly Thompson, contributing editor for the Grantsmanship Center in Los Angeles, a good start is to outline clear, well thought-out answers to these questions:
You know this but don’t do it, anyway. You should never send out a grant proposal without first checking it for spelling errors and clarity. Since there is a lot more on the line than your competency at writing, it’s important that you do a thorough job when editing your proposal.
Board members often see mission and money separately. That changed during the 1960s, according to Eric John Abrahamson, Ph.D., in his book Beyond Charity. He wrote that when activists began to question why foundations’ investments seemed to be at odds with their missions.
The exit interview is nothing new and neither is the application or screening process for volunteers, rather than taking any warm body can make it through the door.
Desperate times call for desperate measures, but desperate times sometimes call for standard measures, measures that organizations sometimes forget to implement.
Organizational branding is accepted as an overall benefit by managers, but the many challenges to successful branding can make any wonder if it is really worth the effort.
Succession planning is always important because even in good times something unexpected can happen. During an AICPA Not-For-Profit Executive Forum, Mark Steranka of Moss Adams Consulting offered several tips for getting started with succession planning and getting the most out of it.
Many charities generate the majority of their donations during the month of December. But it doesn’t just occur magically after Thanksgiving. It takes plenty of time planning on the front-end, so it’s not unusual for nonprofits to start thinking about it in the summer.
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