Management Tips

The Ask Can Go Sideways In A Hurry

August 14, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

You’ve thought the question over a thousand times in your mind, walked over, summoned the courage to ask, and got shot down. All of a sudden, you’re a pubescent again, rejected at the school dance.

Small NPOs Can Compete And Prosper

August 8, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

You might have heard a colleague or peer talk about planned giving or maybe you’ve taken your interest a step further by doing some research online or sitting in on a session at a conference. The requisite relationship building, organization, and legal considerations can make taking the leap intimidating, however.

Building Your Program Based On Analytics

August 8, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

For some fundraising shops, it’s a task on par with embarking on a voyage to a far-away volcano destroy an all-powerful ring. Analytics, by their nature, can be complex with so many different variables potentially factoring in. To those who are able to master the strategy, however, often go the spoils.

Nonprofits Still Lag Behind In Diversity

August 7, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

The workforce is expected to expand from 150 million to 164 million within the next five years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. How important is bringing diversity to that growth to your organization?

8 Ways To Add Planned Gifts To Your Portfolio

August 7, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

The monetary and social implications of planned giving makes a thriving program a strong potential asset for organizations seeking to diversify their fundraising efforts. With fundraisers juggling sustainer programs, major gifts asks, peer-to-peer events, and the like — planned giving can also be strategy that is difficult to get off the ground.

Capturing the Hearts & Minds of Hispanic Donors

August 4, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

The U.S. Hispanic marketplace is no longer emerging. It has emerged. Fundraisers at charitable organizations desiring to build a healthy future must effectively engage with this valuable group of donors whose spending power is larger than all but a handful of countries’ annual gross domestic products (GDPs).

Inspire People to Tell Your Organization’s Story

August 4, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past 10 years, you already know that storytelling is an important gizmo in your nonprofit toolbox. Communications, marketing and fundraising teams have become master storytellers. It’s time to turn the microphone around and let our die-hard fans become passionate spokespeople for our organizations.

Inspire People to Tell Your Organization’s Story

August 4, 2017       Paul Clolery & Mark Hrywna      

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past 10 years, you already know that storytelling is an important gizmo in your nonprofit toolbox. Communications, marketing and fundraising teams have become master storytellers. It’s time to turn the microphone around and let our die-hard fans become passionate spokespeople for our organizations.

Managing Has A Spectrum Of Tools

August 2, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

For many employees, work would be bearable, if not enjoyable, without managers. For many managers, would be just great without all those employees.

Using Hardnosed Paths To Success

August 2, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Managers are often called on to help employees get through personal difficulties connected with the job. It isn’t fun, but it’s often necessary.
 What is often overlooked is the fact that managers themselves can fall victim to problems related to the job. Those struggles can often have consequences that are farther-reaching than those of the people they supervise.