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  • 6 ideas for advanced storytelling

    By The NonProfit Times — April 27, 2015

    So much of fundraising means telling the story that the method of doing that telling is of increasing importance.

  • Reference getting risks

    By The NonProfit Times — April 27, 2015

    As if managing a nonprofit isn’t risky enough, sometimes it is necessary to hire an employee — and to check that employee’s references.

  • 7 signs of founder dysfunction

    By The NonProfit Times — April 27, 2015

    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.

  • Don’t forget your checklists

    By The NonProfit Times — April 21, 2015

    Ever walk into a room and forget why you went in there? It helps to write things down, sometimes even the simple things.

  • Chaos in fund development

    By The NonProfit Times — April 21, 2015

    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:

  • Avoid assumptions in proposals

    By The NonProfit Times — April 21, 2015

    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.

  • 13 common screening mistakes

    By The NonProfit Times — April 17, 2015

    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.

  • 5 tips for videoconferencing

    By The NonProfit Times — April 17, 2015

    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.

  • 11 practices of successful leaders

    By The NonProfit Times — April 17, 2015

    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.

  • Get ready for more videos, images

    By The NonProfit Times — April 14, 2015

    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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