As most experienced grantmakers probably realize by now, there is a lot more to applying for grants than just filling out a form. It’s important that all organizations seeking funding understand the grantmaker’s expectations and priorities before seeking out an application.
Nonprofits are quite different from for-profit corporations but they still need to comply with corporate law.
How will you get to where you want to go if you don’t know where you are going? The answer to that somewhat confusing question is you can’t. That’s why all nonprofits need to have strong planning processes in place.
It goes without saying that board members have many responsibilities. To ensure that work gets done efficiently, many use committees to manage their work. These recommend actions to the board, but do not act on behalf of the board unless otherwise noticed.
So, you’ve hired someone for that opening. Great. You’re done, right? Wrong. There’s a lot that goes into motivating and managing your staff.
What defines a leader? You can ask a number of people and you’ll likely get the same answer: It’s someone who sets the organization’s tone and directs its focus.
Just because a donor has joined your monthly giving program doesn’t mean your work is done. In fact, it’s just starting. These donors have joined an exclusive club, and it’s up to you to make them feel special.
Donors love premiums and that can be a mixed blessing. The good is obvious: They’re donating. But sometimes donors making a gift just to get a premium might not be as engaged with your organization as your other donors, and you’ll have to work harder to keep them.
Many nonprofit managers have to wear a variety of hats. Executive directors often have to do double-duty as fundraisers, and development directors might find themselves working with volunteers.
Getting board members’ financial support might seem like a daunting task for some, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. Gail Perry, president of Gail Perry Associates, offers help in the Winter 2013 edition of Advancing Philanthropy. She has a simple seven-step solution that will nearly guarantee 100 percent of your board’s financial support — and, it’s done behind the scenes.
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