Management Tips

Texting Gets Faster Reaction From Donors, Advocates

April 13, 2018       The NonProfit Times      

The average American spends 26 minutes each day texting, sending and receiving more than 41 messages daily.

Make Email Marketing Your Thing (Sponsored)

April 13, 2018       The NonProfit Times      

Email is one of the most powerful tools your organization can use to educate donors about your mission and inspire action. Email can help you increase donations, enroll donors in a monthly giving program, solicit new gifts, recruit volunteers, and strengthen relationships within the community.

How to Use Facebook’s Free Fundraising Tools

April 13, 2018       The NonProfit Times      

Facebook has been in the news a lot lately — and not for good reasons. But the most popular social media platform isn’t going anywhere soon, though, thanks to 1.17 billion active users every month, and 450 million users connected to nonprofit Facebook Pages.

Study Shows Board Chairs Mostly Unprepared To Lead

April 12, 2018       The NonProfit Times      

Nonprofit board members have placed a focus on leadership training and succession planning for organizational executives in recent years. Board chairs, themselves, might be in need of some on-the-job training.

Increased Corporate Reporting Good For Nonprofits

April 12, 2018       The NonProfit Times      

More than four of five (82 percent) of S&P 500 companies published corporate sustainability reports during 2016, representing a four-fold increase from 2011. The 82-percent figure marks a highpoint during the six years that the Governance & Accountability Institute, based in New York City, has tracked such reporting. The trend upward could open more and more opportunities for nonprofits to foster relationships with corporate partners, according to Hank Boerner, chairman and co-founder of the institute.

Grantmakers are Partners

April 9, 2018       The NonProfit Times      

Grant awards made by funders are meant to produce specific changes. Whether the funder is a private foundation or a government agency, it uses grant awards as a tool to address issues about which it is concerned.

5 Ways To Sustaining Your Sustainers

April 9, 2018       The NonProfit Times      

Imagine that you’ve been able to build your monthly sustainer program to a pool of thousands of supporters. It’s a problem that many fundraisers wouldn’t mind. But, fear can creep into that — with much success — there is much to lose.

Data Breaches: 6 Steps To A Nonprofit Being Less Vulnerable

April 5, 2018       The NonProfit Times      

The computer, tablet, or phone that you are reading this on might already be obsolete, as the old joke goes. Seemingly every week tech companies come out with new devices that are smaller and faster with new bells and whistles. If the adage about the rapid development of technology is true, then so must the evolving threats facing that technology.

4 Ways Of Relaxing With Complexity

April 5, 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.

Artificial Intelligence Already In The Nonprofit Space

April 5, 2018       The NonProfit Times      

A concept that would have seemed like nothing more than an oxymoron not too long ago is now one that is commonly used: Artificial Intelligence (AI). Considering what passes for intelligence in much of the world, the artificial kind can look rather appealing, but like any trend it can carry its own drawbacks.