Board members often see mission and money separately. That changed during the 1960s, according to Eric John Abrahamson, Ph.D., in his book Beyond Charity. He wrote that when activists began to question why foundations’ investments seemed to be at odds with their missions.
The exit interview is nothing new and neither is the application or screening process for volunteers, rather than taking any warm body can make it through the door.
Desperate times call for desperate measures, but desperate times sometimes call for standard measures, measures that organizations sometimes forget to implement.
Organizational branding is accepted as an overall benefit by managers, but the many challenges to successful branding can make any wonder if it is really worth the effort.
Succession planning is always important because even in good times something unexpected can happen. During an AICPA Not-For-Profit Executive Forum, Mark Steranka of Moss Adams Consulting offered several tips for getting started with succession planning and getting the most out of it.
Many charities generate the majority of their donations during the month of December. But it doesn’t just occur magically after Thanksgiving. It takes plenty of time planning on the front-end, so it’s not unusual for nonprofits to start thinking about it in the summer.
Are you tired of seeing the same list of players come up when you run searches on funder databases and search engines? Do you feel like the well is dry and you’re running out of ideas?
Donors and members don’t use just one channel and prospects never see just one message. If you’re not tracking key metrics of every channel, you’re doing your organization and your message a disservice.
What makes a successful partnership in corporate philanthropy, from the company’s perspective? The most common element of a successful partnership — cited by 77 percent of firms in a recent survey — was that an organization’s mission is aligned with the company’s philanthropic focus.
Many nonprofit leaders are familiar with the concept of enterprise risk management (ERM). What they might not know is what goes into ERM.
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