Management Tips

10 Questions You Must Ask Your Mentor

May 7, 2018       The NonProfit Times      

If the elders among us were to look back on their careers, they could probably point to one or two friendly faces that helped them get to where they are today. Maybe it was a veteran co-worker or professor with whom they maintained a relationship.

Drive Volunteer, Employee Motivation

May 7, 2018       The NonProfit Times      

More than 62 million individuals contributed $184 billion in human capital to nonprofit organizations in 2015 by volunteering. That means that even a 10-percent increase in volunteerism would result in contributions that would dwarf the annual revenue of even the largest of our nation’s nonprofits.

3 Elements Of An Organizational Mindset

April 30, 2018       The NonProfit Times      

Self-assessment might not always be the most pleasant undertaking, but it is necessary.

Productivity Takes Aggressive Calm

April 30, 2018       The NonProfit Times      

People have their own ways of getting things done, but probably not too many would take the ninja approach.

Being Chill About Complex Issues

April 26, 2018       The NonProfit Times      

One lesson to be learned from the everything-right-now 21st century is that everything must be not only right now but also very simple. The 2016 presidential campaign is showing America that simplistic lingo is what everyone wants and will get.

Using Data And What Not To Do

April 26, 2018       The NonProfit Times      
    Strong grant proposals use relevant data to support the request for funding. “You can spot an experienced grantseeker by how artfully they use data,” said Barbara Floersch, Executive Director of The Grantsmanship Center in Los Angeles, Calif. “The successful grant professionals I know are obsessed with data.” Here are a few dos and don’ts for competing with the pros.

5 Steps To Telling Your Mission’s Core Story

April 24, 2018       The NonProfit Times      

Isn’t much of the fundraising challenge, if not the entire nonprofit mission, presenting a story that relates what people have gone through while it also tells people what they can do about a particular situation?

7 questions you should ask a funder

April 24, 2018       The NonProfit Times      

How much do you really know about the funder? That’s the question you should be asking yourself before you call them to discuss a grant proposal. In his book “How to Win Grants,” Alan Silver wrote that once you’ve identified potential funders for your project, you should visit their websites to gather information about them. The information you gather from these pages will help you determine whether they even have the capacity to fund your project.

Pave The Way For Easier Corporate Partnerships

April 23, 2018       The NonProfit Times      

Entities all over the country are faced with the challenges of doing less with more and trying to be elevated above the typical rat race. Some associations have taken to corporate partnerships, but such partnerships face a number of challenges including partners’ desire for return on investment, skepticism among boards and staff, and mission alignment.

4 Reasons You Should Care About Data

April 23, 2018       The NonProfit Times      

The Facebook, Cambridge Analytica data scandal is getting a lot of headlines. Fundraisers collect a lot of information on donors. What are fundraisers doing with it? They’re ignoring that data they are missing out on is an opportunity to increase impact.