Management Tips

Hurricane Season Is Here Again: Tough Fundraising Questions

July 10, 2018       The NonProfit Times      

Day-to-day nonprofit management can consist of a seemingly endless string of tough question and tougher answers. Perhaps at no time is this more true than when responding to a disaster; the questions roll up faster and there might not be enough time or resources to perfect answers.

Turning Donors In Club Members

July 10, 2018       The NonProfit Times      

Comedian Groucho Marx once opined that he’d never join a club that would agree to have him as a member. It’s a different story with donors.

Fundraising Weather Report: Summer Really Is Winter

July 10, 2018       The NonProfit Times      

We are in the midst of summer which generally means that the kids are out of school, it’s vacation time, and you should really start preparations for your year-end campaign. Unlike Santa Claus, fundraisers and marketers cannot wait until back-to-school to get to work and still hope for their big, year-end plans to go off without a hitch.

11 Steps To A Micromanagement Meltdown

June 11, 2018       The NonProfit Times      

It’s Friday night and you’re looking to make a nice week-ending dinner for a loved one. You have your recipe and plans, but you first need to hunt through the refrigerator and cabinet — jotting down what you already have on hand and what you need to run out to the supermarket to get.

7 Steps For Finding Your Development Plan

June 11, 2018       The NonProfit Times      

It’s Friday night and you’re looking to make a nice week-ending dinner for a loved one. You have your recipe and plans, but you first need to hunt through the refrigerator and cabinet — jotting down what you already have on hand and what you need to run out to the supermarket to get.

7 Steps For Finding Your Development Plan

June 11, 2018       The NonProfit Times      

It’s Friday night and you’re looking to make a nice week-ending dinner for a loved one. You have your recipe and plans, but you first need to hunt through the refrigerator and cabinet — jotting down what you already have on hand and what you need to run out to the supermarket to get.

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.