The basic nonprofit framework works something like this: A donor gives to the organization and the organization goes about its mission.
No one wants to go through Internal Revenue Service (IRS) audit. Even an honest error can trigger one and that exacts a cost in time, resources and possibly, reputation.
Age is often a factor in how often, and how satisfactorily, people use the latest technology, including referring to the Internet.
That dreaded F-bomb. The word many board members don’t like hearing but, like it or not, must be spoken out loud. Fundraising.
A solid budget is an essential ingredient of a winning grant proposal. Grantseekers usually understand that the budget must be reasonable — that is, appropriate to support the proposed work — and must add up (and across and down). “But even a reasonable, accurate budget can sink a proposal if it doesn’t sync exactly with the narrative,” said Barbara Floersch, executive director of The Grantsmanship Center, in Los Angeles, Calif. “The budget’s got to tell the same story, but in the language of dollars.”
Creative spark and a methodical approach might seem like a couple that should never be introduced to each other.
Leadership can have an effect far beyond assembling and energizing the troops. It can also make an organization look attractive to potential donors.
Nonprofit managers embrace analytics, at the same time as multi-channel approaches to fundraising, they find themselves facing the resulting multi-channel analytics.
Timing is everything, and time is something of which managers have precious little.
Poor communication, missed commitments, lack of transparency (internal and external). Does that sound familiar?
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