Management Tips

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.”

Going Outside Of Your Introverted Comfort Zone

May 15, 2018       The NonProfit Times      

Putting on the broad grin and being a people person is the hardest part of the job for some fundraisers. Their love for mission might have driven them to their careers, but — the introverts that they are — they feel more comfortable working from their desk than out meeting with people.

Capitalize On Remote Development Staff

May 14, 2018       The NonProfit Times      

You have a development position opening at your organization, a small community foundation in a rural part of the country. You have two options: You could depend on the hour-or-so radius around your organization headquarters from which in-person candidates might commute or you could go national with a remote employee.

5 Techniques That Will Boost Morale

May 14, 2018       The NonProfit Times      

Is it better to be loved or feared? Michael Corleone grappled with that question.

Donors, Consumers Not Recommending Mobile Pay

May 8, 2018       The NonProfit Times      

After a year of celebrity following its release in late-2014, Apple Pay had to share the spotlight with Android Pay and Samsung Pay. Since then, the market has grown more crowded, with merchants, such as Walmart and Kohl’s, developing Pay options for their consumers to use at the point of sale.

6 Mobile Fundraising Ideas That Are Really Digital

May 8, 2018       The NonProfit Times      

Online giving continues to grow, and mobile giving continues to be a large proportion of online giving each year. That’s why it’s important for fundraisers to be adept at digital fundraising, regardless of their size.

Good Management: What’s it Take?

May 8, 2018       The NonProfit Times      

After the euphoria of receiving the grant award fades, the hundreds of grant management to-dos jockey for priority attention. “Organizations that have the basics of solid grant management in place might feel stretched, but they’ll be fine,” said Barbara Floersch, executive director of The Grantsmanship Center in Los Angeles, Calif. “But when the basics aren’t covered, the situation can easily spin out of control.”