Most people who have achieved success in their lives can point to a mentor who provided some kind of help or advice along the way.
Consumers are getting used to triggered messages due to apps and assorted technology that track their every purchase — and sometimes their every move. Donors are consumers, too, and they might be open to such messages.
Managing, like success, can change people. This can be good or bad, depending on many things. In their book “The Idea-Driven Organization” Alan G. Robinson and Dean M. Schroeder take a look at the problems managers face and ways that can help them deal with complicated, stressful and exhausting situations. They offer the following points:
While adequate insurance is necessary, making insurance the lead dog in the risk-avoidance pack is not the best method of combating risk.
Culture and process are keys to fraud prevention at organizations, but it’s important to build technology on top of those building blocks.
There’s an old saying that the truth will set you free. If only it were that simple.
A rah-rah letter expressing vague support that won’t contribute to the program’s success won’t strengthen your grant proposal. A funder’s reaction is likely to be, “So what?”
Whether it’s email or direct mail, fundraisers always aim to write effective copy that will inspire people to give. Well, sometimes that’s easier said than done — especially after authoring hundreds of solicitations over the years.
Usually, managers dislike surprises. Very often they are bad, and even when they’re not they can be disruptive.
Return on investment (ROI) is important for any fundraising effort. But while many nonprofit executives preach the need for ROI, not as many understand the need for an ROI report.
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