Management Tips

Inspire People to Tell Your Organization’s Story

August 4, 2017       Paul Clolery & Mark Hrywna      

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past 10 years, you already know that storytelling is an important gizmo in your nonprofit toolbox. Communications, marketing and fundraising teams have become master storytellers. It’s time to turn the microphone around and let our die-hard fans become passionate spokespeople for our organizations.

Managing Has A Spectrum Of Tools

August 2, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

For many employees, work would be bearable, if not enjoyable, without managers. For many managers, would be just great without all those employees.

Using Hardnosed Paths To Success

August 2, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Managers are often called on to help employees get through personal difficulties connected with the job. It isn’t fun, but it’s often necessary.
 What is often overlooked is the fact that managers themselves can fall victim to problems related to the job. Those struggles can often have consequences that are farther-reaching than those of the people they supervise.

Trigger Emails Greeting Donors In The Morning

July 18, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Ready, aim, fire! Trigger emails zero-in on potential donors on a platform that is close and personal. With 1 in 5 people checking their email before getting out of bed each morning, there is the potential for donors to be thinking about your cause before they even think about breakfast.

A Balanced Approach to Grants Management

July 18, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Organizations managing grant-funded programs are anxious to stay out of trouble. Given the considerable regulations associated with government grants, especially federal grants, it’s easy to understand why abiding by the rules is the primary focus.

6 Ways IT Plays A Strategic Role

July 17, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

IT is often viewed as a service, kind of like janitorial or window washing. Someone has to keep the network up and the computers running, but everyone prefers that it happens behind the scenes. Smart nonprofit managers know that IT is more than a service and smart IT directors embrace the opportunity to be a strategic partner.

5 Steps To Orientating A New CEO

July 17, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Onboarding a new chief executive officer is a critical task for nonprofit boards. Yet, nearly half of the 214 CEOs responding to a recent Bridgespan Group survey reported getting little or no help from their boards when first taking on the position.

The 4 Cs of Grant Management

July 11, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

To manage grant awards effectively, you’ve got to know the rules. With private funders, the regulations and requirements can usually be adequately handled through good business and accounting practices.

10 Things To Know About Your Boss

July 10, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

As the late and oft-married Mickey Rooney could have said, relationships are important. In the workplace setting, they can have a huge importance in fulfilling the mission.

6 Stages Of Data Maturity

July 10, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Your nonprofit can’t become data savvy overnight. It takes time to build the infrastructure and a culture that asks the right questions, collects the right data, and uses the data to make smart decisions. You can chart your progress along these six stages of data maturity. Where does your nonprofit land and where would you like to go?