Management Tips

Go and No-Go Decisions When Competing

June 20, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Preparing a highly competitive federal grant proposal is an intense process that requires significant energy and resources. For staff members leading the charge, it can be an all-consuming marathon that lasts for weeks.

8 Questions About Your Donor Management System

June 20, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

New technologies, including multi-dimensional software suites, have given a quantum leap to changes in the ways nonprofits maintain their databases. As with any development, however, having so many exciting possibilities can be more confusing than helpful when an organization is pondering a new system.

5 Tips For When Disaster Strikes

June 19, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      
    Flood, fire, hacking — disaster can strike at any time, and in many different ways. You can’t prevent every disaster, but if you have a plan you can get back to work more quickly and minimize the damage to your community and your organization. Here are five tips to guide you through the process of developing a disaster recovery plan for your nonprofit.

4 Points In Making Mental Health Accommodations

June 19, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Employers need to be careful about the workplace they provide for workers with mental health problems, including providing accommodations.

A Balanced Approach to Grants Management

June 13, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Organizations managing grant-funded programs are anxious to stay out of trouble. Given the considerable regulations associated with government grants, especially federal grants, it’s easy to understand why abiding by the rules is the primary focus.

Trigger Emails Greeting Donors In The Morning

June 13, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Ready, aim, fire! Trigger emails zero-in on potential donors on a platform that is close and personal. With 1 in 5 people checking their email before getting out of bed each morning, there is the potential for donors to be thinking about your cause before they even think about breakfast.

Elements of ethical proposals

June 12, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Each year grant proposals result in billions of dollars in funding from private and government sources. While nonprofit managers wish more dollars were available, the grant money paid each year is significant.

Responsible leaders have 10 characteristics

June 12, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

It has been said that good leaders know how to wait until they see how the flock is heading and then get in front of them. That might work. But, nowadays the nonprofit sector needs leaders who can get out in front from the get-go and then really lead.

Your Best Just Quit. Now What?

June 6, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

This morning, your director of development notified you that she has accepted a job elsewhere, effective two weeks from now. After absorbing the news, what will you do next? What factors will affect your course of action? What options do you see? What steps will you take?

You Can’t Force Wellness On Some Employees

June 6, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Many employers have adopted some kind of health or wellness program, either because they hope to improve employee health or because they have been pressured in some way. Employers have different ways of encouraging employees to take part in such programs, and their incentives have varied from the cheerfully encouraging to the outright punitive.