Nonprofits are nonprofits, volunteers are volunteers, all is well, right?
Trite but true: the job ain’t finished until the paperwork is done.
Multitasking has become so entrenched as a concept in American life that questioning it is seen as an attack on the work ethic or just as an excuse for goofing off.
Although a website is a great vehicle for raising awareness as well as funds, just having a website is no guarantee of success.
What do you think the word “grantsmanship” means? How is it different from proposal writing or proposal development? In The Grantsmanship Center’s new book, Grantsmanship: Program Planning & Proposal Writing, Barbara Floersch, the center’s executive director, defines the term.
Benefit auctions can be effective fundraisers, but in her book “A Higher Bid” Kathy Kingston emphasizes the importance of seeing a benefit auction not as a one-time chance to make money but as something that can build lasting relationships between organizations and donors, as well as bringing in a lot of money in a short time.
Board engagement is vital to any nonprofit’s success. During the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ international conference, Karin Cox of Hartsook Companies and Steve Newberry of Commonwealth Broadcasting looked at the ways by which a manager can find and keep the best talent for an organization’s board. They suggested the following:
Nonprofit managers are badgered to conduct operations like a for-profit businesses, and then criticized if they do.
Such innovations as mission-driven enterprises, social impact bonds and social value franchising have proven to be helpful ways to address social problems while satisfying the needs of investors.
Public awareness is key to any cause. People can’t donate or take action if they are not aware of a situation and making them aware can present a huge challenge.
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Volume 29 No. 8
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