Management Tips

Make Your Content Marketing More Effective

February 13, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Nonprofit marketers are increasingly using content, although effectiveness increases when certain factors are present (i.e., a documented content marketing strategy, frequent content marketing team meetings and organizational clarity on what content marketing success looks like). The biggest influencer, however, is content marketing maturity level.

What’s Your Actual Business Model?

February 13, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

When creating a business model, it is essential to have transparency as a key component in order to build trust with donors.

5 Steps to More Innovative Programs

February 8, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

People often think of innovation as futuristic, cutting-edge technology, but it doesn’t have to be. In fact, many nonprofits successfully use existing technology to innovate in more subtle ways, implementing solutions that are often both low-cost and effective.

Finding the Right Modules for Your Drupal Website

February 8, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

If you’re looking for a “set it and forget it” website, the open source content management platform Drupal is not for you. But if your website needs to do more than simply provide information, the vast array of modules created by the Drupal let you customize your website to do almost anything you want it to.

6 Steps for a Smooth Data Migration

February 8, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      
    Moving data from one database to another can get messy — especially if you haven’t planned for every stage of the process. These seven steps will help you efficiently convert your info into a shiny new database system.

4 Questions For If A Grant Is A Good Fit?

February 7, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

The infusion of targeted government or foundation grant dollars can boost an organization’s ability to accomplish important work in the community. When the grant is a good fit with what your organization is trying to accomplish, it’s a win-win scenario for you and the grantmaker.

Mid-Level Relationships Are Very Fruitful

February 7, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Relationships, they can be so rewarding and yet so fraught with troubles. For nonprofits, relationships can be extremely rewarding on many levels.

Budgeting Tips for Peer-To-Peer Fundraising

February 7, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      
    Organizing a team or peer-to-peer fundraising event such as a walk-a-thon is a complicated process — not unlike planning a gala. Fundraising events are a lot of work, require a lot of planning and logistics, and can be very expensive. While some expenses will be fairly obvious and expected, such as food, beverages, port-a-potties, and the venue itself, there are many unexpected considerations, including:

Engage Finance and HR in Grant Proposal Development

February 2, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

When developing grants proposals, the tasks to be completed and expertise required are varied. It’s not a one-person job. “Grant development teams often include topic area experts, those who will benefit from the program, evaluators, and community collaborators,” said Barbara Floersch, executive director of The Grantsmanship Center in Los Angeles, Calif.

You Can’t Force Wellness On Some Employees

February 2, 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.