Sometimes healthcare and philanthropy run together, and other times they clash. Regardless, the two elephants will continue to take up a lot of the room in the upcoming years.
The nonprofit counseling service Caris wanted to let even more women know about the options available for unplanned pregnancy. The organization created the Hope Help Honor campaign this past summer to get the options out. Lynne Moyer, founder of Luminate Marketing in Chicago, described how Caris found success both online and off during the recent National Catholic Development Conference (NCDC) 2014 conference in Chicago.
Recognizing the important work done by volunteers is hardly a new concept. In addition to boosting their morale, it gives officers of an organization a chance to do something a little different when it comes to making a difference.
Talking about risk can be risky. People don’t like being reminded that things can go wrong, and people who offer that unwelcome reminder can find themselves taking the blame if something does go wrong.
Anyone can misstep when hiring and then managing an employee. Pressure to provide services, along with a need for transparency and accountability, can lead to mistakes that are specific to nonprofits, both during and after the hire.
Change comes in all sizes, from the barely noticeable to the “What happened?”
Dashing off a grant proposal to meet a deadline is sometimes unavoidable, “but don’t make a habit of it,” warned Holly Thompson, contributing editor for The Grantsmanship Center in Los Angeles, Calif. “It’s not enough to just ‘get it done’ and ‘get it in.’ Planning ahead and taking the time to craft a polished proposal is a must for winning grants.”
When it comes to finances, stability looks good in the eye of most people, especially chief financial officers.
Holiday gifts are not just ugly sweaters from Aunt Mabel. Development managers can log 30 to 50 percent of their yearly gifts during the last quarter of the year, said Dawn Mill of Zielinski Companies, based in St. Louis, Mo.
Major gifts are the goal of any fundraiser worth his salt. But getting one is not as simple as calling up a prospect and asking them to shell out money to your cause. It takes the right questions to get the job done.