A nonprofit is unlikely to have any success without effective leadership. Everyone’s definition of a leader is different, but there are some common threads, according to Emmet D. Carson, CEO and President of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.
Are your organization’s donors staying at the Ritz-Carlton or the Bates Motel? Dealing with a nonprofit is a two-way experience: the donor gets some kind of service and the organizations gets money in return.
The board is strong fundraising. That’s good, right? Right.
Administrative overhead expenses are a fact of organizational life. They might be called overhead, administrative, operating, or indirect. No matter what you call them, less-than-exciting necessities such as balancing the books, auditing the finances, and maintaining the computer system cost money.
Multichannel donors have higher retention, tend to make larger and more gifts, and have a higher lifetime value. So what is your nonprofit waiting for?
“Big data” might be among the latest buzzwords but that doesn’t mean that it’s off limits to small nonprofits.
There is a national craze for tests, with everybody sure that results will show their incredible wisdom.
How many decisions have been influenced by so-called “hard data?” And, how many disastrous decisions have been made based on this hard data?
There are lapsed donors, and there are … donors who aren’t lapsed.
As the economic recovery chugs slowly along, people wonder what they have to do to find work, and employers wonder what they have to do to get worthwhile applicants.