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Management Tips

  • 6 elements of an ERM process

    By The NonProfit Times — October 6, 2014

    Many nonprofit leaders are familiar with the concept of enterprise risk management (ERM). What they might not know is what goes into ERM.

  • 11 elements of organizational capacity

    By The NonProfit Times — October 6, 2014

    From the “Get lemonade from lemons” school of thought comes the idea: There are no threats, only opportunities. Well, there are opportunities, and then there are threats.

  • Partnering with staff versus enlisting aid

    By The NonProfit Times — September 30, 2014

    Enlisting the aid of employees to boost fundraising is a tried-and-tested idea. But during an Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) annual conference, Bob Ramin of the Washington Animal Rescue League, Nina Fascione of Defenders of Wildlife and Martha Schumacher of Hazen Inc., emphasized the idea of partnering with program staff to raise more revenue.

  • ‘Anyone’ can power your advocacy

    By The NonProfit Times — September 30, 2014

    The success of a nonprofit often rests on public awareness of the cause. People can’t donate to an organization or cause that they are not even aware of, and making them aware can present a huge challenge.

  • Data analysis has 3 vital elements

    By The NonProfit Times — September 30, 2014

    Prospecting is a much more sophisticated process now than just five years ago. It can also pay off when you find the correct formula.

  • There Is No Conventional Creative Wisdom

    By Richard H. Levey — September 29, 2014

    This article on designing donation solicitations contains no truths.

  • Know which questions to ask

    By The NonProfit Times — September 29, 2014

    Asking questions is important. But, just as important is knowing when to ask the right question, Andrew Sobel and Jerold Panas wrote in their book “Power Questions.”

  • Both mentor and protégé need to work together

    By The NonProfit Times — September 29, 2014

    Most people who have achieved success in their lives can point to a mentor who provided some kind of help or advice along the way.

  • Triggering response without ‘creep’

    By The NonProfit Times — September 29, 2014

    Consumers are getting used to triggered messages due to apps and assorted technology that track their every purchase — and sometimes their every move. Donors are consumers, too, and they might be open to such messages.

  • 4 ideas and issues when moving up

    By The NonProfit Times — September 25, 2014

    Managing, like success, can change people. This can be good or bad, depending on many things. In their book “The Idea-Driven Organization” Alan G. Robinson and Dean M. Schroeder take a look at the problems managers face and ways that can help them deal with complicated, stressful and exhausting situations. They offer the following points:


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