Employee newsletters can be effective ways of keeping the workforce focused and energized, or they can add to the employee’s recycling pile at home. How can an organization make internal newsletters a positive force in the life of workers?
If you’re looking to build its mobile list for your organization, there are a few key things to remember, but most importantly: don’t forget your call to action.
There are networks, and there are networks. The assumption by most people is that all networking is by entities having everything in common, and for nonprofits that means sharing the same vision on the same issues.
There’s cost, and then there’s cost. Any executive, in a nonprofit or for-profit setting, faces pressures that make immediate considerations appear to be the only considerations.
An event isn’t worth much if it doesn’t raise any money, and it isn’t likely to raise money if nobody comes. That means getting the word out.
It’s the end of the year, and that means it’s time for the End of the Year Campaign.
Today’s donors are looking for much more than a warm and fuzzy feeling. They want to know how their money is being used. They want to feel like investors.
Just as a fundraiser needs a different approach for a major donor compared to one who gives $10, so the organization needs to have a different persona for different donors.
Great service is always expected by the finest hotels and restaurants, but by great nonprofits? Absolutely, according to Pamela Grow. The fundraising coach and consultant writes in the recently published “The Essential Fundraising Handbook for Small Nonprofits,” that nonprofits too should strive to provide exemplary service, i.e., stewardship, to their donors. She recommended a few ideas that can foster great service:
Hiring a grants professional (e.g., a consultant or a salaried associate) can be a balancing act. Writing grant proposals is time consuming and usually not the best use of a busy executive director’s time. But, the director is often the one with the best grasp of both the big vision and the nuts and bolts of the project.