So much of fundraising means telling the story that the method of doing that telling is of increasing importance.
As if managing a nonprofit isn’t risky enough, sometimes it is necessary to hire an employee — and to check that employee’s references.
Nonprofit organizations start because someone has a vision for some kind of change. Very often, it is literally one person who has that vision. That can be a good thing if a charismatic individual can rally allies and money enough to make a difference.
Ever walk into a room and forget why you went in there? It helps to write things down, sometimes even the simple things.
The fund development manager for a specific company has moved on, leaving an email list of contacts. Reviewing that list raises questions about the list:
Grantseekers need to avoid assumptions when putting together a proposal. In the new book, Grantsmanship: Program Planning & Proposal Writing, Barbara Floersch of The Grantsmanship Center in Los Angeles, Calif., suggests that an astute application reader finds any number of assumptions or unsupported claims in most grant proposals.
Despite the importance of screening would-be nonprofit employees or volunteers, the stressed of business or even simple human failing can cause hiring managers to make mistakes.
The increasing sophistication and low cost of electronic equipment, as well as the need for real-time meetings with people who are not geographically close to each other, make videoconferencing an increasingly useful part of corporate and nonprofit communication.
Leadership involves talents, true, but leading effectively also means doing it right — on a regular basis. In his book “Seven Disciplines of a Leader” Jeff Wolf wrote that highly effective leaders know and utilize 11 practices, which he says will both sharpen leadership skills and lead to better operation.
Prepare to see more videos, more images and more infographics coming from nonprofits in 2015. According to authors of the new 2015 Digital Outlook Report from Care2, NTEN and hjc, 68.4 percent of survey respondents reported planning to use more video this year than last.
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