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Management Tips

  • Email requires personally relevant info

    By The NonProfit Times — February 20, 2015

    Email is so last week that only the most lumbering of dinosaurs would use it, for anything, including fundraising.

  • The multi-channel long range

    By The NonProfit Times — February 17, 2015

    In any endeavor that involves bringing in money, the temptation is to make as much as possible as fast as possible. It is understandable, but it can lead to decisions that hurt over the long run.

  • Top 10 things to do

    By The NonProfit Times — February 17, 2015

    Because knowledge is power (or just a good idea in fundraising), many organizations conduct extensive research and design comprehensive surveys for donors to take.

  • Keep Proposals Fresh, Stay Connected to Mission

    By The NonProfit Times — February 17, 2015

    Ask nonprofit professionals about the process of applying for grants and you’ll hear some common responses. It’s exhausting. It seems repetitive and never ending. There’s always another deadline and never enough time. The grind of preparing and submitting proposal after proposal can lead to procrastination and burnout — both of which make things worse.

  • 10 individual trustee skills

    By The NonProfit Times — February 12, 2015

    As the world, and nonprofit operations, become more complex, the makeup of a tax-exempt board takes on added importance. Gone are the days when a friend of a friend who happens to be available can fill a seat at the table.

  • 10 conversations that undermine strategy

    By The NonProfit Times — February 12, 2015

    Human beings have an uncanny ability to sabotage their own plans and harm their own interests, individually or collectively.

  • 14 reasons to do effective research

    By The NonProfit Times — February 12, 2015

    It’s knowing that your door is always open and your furniture is gone, as George Carlin rendered the John Hartford song.

  • 5 steps to protecting your bank account

    By The NonProfit Times — February 9, 2015

    As with sex, the variations on fraud schemes that can be perpetrated are limited only by the imagination of the people involved. New technologies, in hardware as well as software, can help a determined thief pocket a lot of money and destroy a philanthropic organization or mission.

  • Turning around the uncooperative interview

    By The NonProfit Times — February 9, 2015

    The hope of any manager who has to investigate an accusation of misbehavior by an employee is that the investigation into the charges will go smoothly and quickly, that there will be no extremely ruffled feathers and that everything will be fine and dandy once the investigation is concluded.

  • 8 benchmarking ideas for the staff

    By The NonProfit Times — February 9, 2015

    Benchmarking, a necessary part of the fundraising endeavor, is more than just assembling a mountain of numbers and letting them sit side-by-side.


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