Management Tips

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.

Program Start-Up Comes With Demands

June 5, 2018       The NonProfit Times      

When you win a major grant award, a tsunami of demands roars in with the money and all too often your buoyant “we won” high sinks beneath the stress. “Project start-up is tough, and careful management is critical,” said Barbara Floersch of The Grantsmanship Center, Los Angeles, Calif, Los Angeles, Calif. “Serious missteps at this point will throw the project into a never-ending game of catch-up.”

Meaningful Engagement With Young Professionals

June 5, 2018       The NonProfit Times      

They seem like a match made for the movies. Small organizations are often looking for new, active supporters to take their missions to the next level. Millennials, their impact on the world broadening, are seeking out ways to engage.

4 Requirements For A Partnership With Staff

June 4, 2018       The NonProfit Times      

Leaders believe that their value lies in, well, leading. They believe that they have a responsibility for creating order, control, consistency and predictability, and that it is by emphasizing those elements that they achieve the best results.

4 Steps For Outcomes For Prevention Programs

May 15, 2018       The NonProfit Times      

Grants are social investments that are intended to produce positive change. Defining intended change is easier for some types of programs than others. “If you’re working to improve the health of diabetics, the proposed outcome may be a specific degree of decrease in blood sugar levels of participants,” said Barbara Floersch of The Grantsmanship Center in Los Angeles, Calif. “But grantseekers often get confused when developing outcomes for programs that are intended to stop something from happening in the first place.”