Management Tips

Ethics Of Meeting Payroll With Grant Dollars

December 19, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      
    Meeting payroll costs is an ongoing challenge. “One of the most frequent questions I hear is whether grants can cover staff salaries,” said Barbara Floersch of The Grantsmanship Center in Los Angeles, Calif. “The answer is, ‘yes,’ however, there are only three circumstances in which grants are a good source for staffing costs.”

Fundraising Zen In Orwellian Times

December 19, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Fundraisers might not think they have much to learn from George Orwell, famous as the author of such books as “Animal Farm” and “1984.” But Ken Burnett, author of “The Zen of Fundraising,” thinks Orwell might have words of wisdom that could be of tremendous benefit.

The A-B-C-D-E Of 180-Degrees

December 18, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Opposites attract, or so the saying goes, but in the workplace opposites can often attract problems relating to philosophy, management style or even just work habits.

Plenty Of Theft Thanks To Digital

December 18, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Managers at nonprofits across the U.S. collect and store — in filing cabinets, networked servers and in rented “cloud” space — vast amounts of personal information.

Artificial Intelligence And Ethical Implications

December 14, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

A concept that would have seemed like nothing more than an oxymoron not too long ago is now one that is commonly used: Artificial Intelligence (AI). But like any trend, it can carry its own drawbacks.

8 Mental Health Workplace Accommodation Issues

December 14, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Federal law provides an array of protections for employees with various disabilities, including mental health issues. These protections can include the provision of alternate work arrangements.

Prepare For Crisis Before The Tidal Wave Hits

December 14, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

If events such as the shootings at Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, Calif. and Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs, Colo., have revealed anything, it might be that nonprofits are not immune from violent attacks. Coupled with other risks such as natural disasters, financial embezzlement, and cyber-attacks — nonprofits are as perceptible to external threats as ever.

Strong Proposals Have Strong Connections

December 12, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

A successful grant proposal sorts the details and moving parts of a complex plan into a precise description of how things will work. “It’s somewhat like writing a brief explanation of how a Rube Goldberg machine works,” said Barbara Floersch, executive director of The Grantsmanship Center in Los Angeles, Calif. “Each piece of the plan must be distinctly articulated and the connections between pieces must be clear.”

When News Breaks, You Can Fix It

December 12, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

The 24-hour news cycle breaks news as often as bakers crack eggs. How will your organization be prepared when the news highlights causes related to your mission? Being prepared with a plan to act quickly can make or break if your nonprofit is heard or lost in the noise.

Donors, Advocates Going Mobile

December 5, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Four out of five people who watched the ACLU’s Stand For Rights benefit on Facebook Live were watching on a mobile device. The spring benefit garnered 3.2 million views and raised a half-million dollars, about half of which was contributed during the event via Facebook Donate.