Management Tips

6 Social Enterprise & Microfinance Insights

March 13, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Just as effective nonprofit operation requires more than a desire to do good, it also requires more than throwing money at a problem and hoping it will go away.

What? Another Strategic Plan?

March 13, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Why should your organization undertake a strategic planning effort, especially if the previous endeavor resulted in a document that sits in a desk drawer? If the work helps an organization to increase the impact of its work — to accomplish more of its mission — by helping leaders be intentional about priorities and proactive in motivating others to achieve them, then by all means the effort is well worth it.

User Behavior Risk Starts With Staff

March 8, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Computer hacking can occur at any time and entail a wide range of problems and embarrassments. And that’s not including hackers who invade a system for the express purpose of damaging or destroying it.

4 Steps For Next Level Cybersecurity

March 8, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

As recent headlines illustrate, cybersecurity should be a top priority for all organizations. Many nonprofit leaders believe that they have adequate cybersecurity in place, but might not know the specifics. Given the high stakes, it’s vital to ensure that your organization has sufficient protection.

8 Lessons From The Heart

March 7, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Although cause marketing partnerships have worked well for many nonprofits and for-profit companies, anyone entering into such a relationship can encounter rough spots, and there are always lessons to be learned. Speaking during the Bridge to Integrated Marketing Conference at National Harbor, Md., Mary McGowan, chief executive officer of WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease, shared the lessons her organization learned from a cause marketing arrangement with the clothing retailer Burlington. It was a relationship that worked well for the nonprofit, the company and customers, including women at risk of heart disease.

4 Fundraising Principles When Investigating

March 7, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Those who toil in the field of the philanthropic sector are aware of the need for fundraising, a task that different individuals undertake with varying levels of enthusiasm.

The Pyramid: The Shape of Things to Come

March 7, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

The fundraising emphasis is on major donors in almost all nonprofits They are the crème de la crème, the top of the Donor Pyramid, and they are treated accordingly. In any given year, their gifts can have a considerable impact on an organization’s mission. However, what about major gifts next year? Most likely, they will come from different individuals.

4 Challenges, Rewards of Identity-Based Philanthropy

February 28, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

No one can say where your next best donors will come from, so why would you not prepare for all contingencies and opportunities?

The challenges of donor-controlled gifts

February 28, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

The nonprofit sector abounds with stories of people who want to terminate or significantly change the requirements of a donor-advised funding plan. Very often disputes, such as children of the original donors charging that the recipient has diverged from the parents’ wishes, are acrimonious and, worse for the sector, high profile.

Finding donors via illumination

February 28, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Trying to understand the way your donors think to improve customer experience can seem an impossible code to crack, but journey mapping can be the cipher.