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  • 3 tips for gatherings

    By The NonProfit Times — November 16, 2015

    It’s easy in any organization for people at the top, managers or board members, for example, to congregate together, very often to discuss common concerns.

  • 8 goals of “people mobilizers”

    By The NonProfit Times — November 11, 2015

    Setting expectations is one of the most important things you can do as a manager. When it comes to your organization’s volunteer board members, Gayle Gifford, ACFRE, recommends crafting agreements with each of them that specifically spells out their commitments, including what will be accomplished and when, and what support and feedback will be provided.

  • You need a plan for your UBTI

    By The NonProfit Times — November 11, 2015

    Getting creative in fundraising can mean getting into trouble with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and state regulators.

  • Matching nonprofit and for-profit missions

    By The NonProfit Times — November 11, 2015

    The most common element of a successful corporate philanthropy partnership — cited by 77 percent of firms in a survey — was that an organization’s mission is aligned with the company’s philanthropic focus.

  • 7 factors for a successful employee campaign

    By The NonProfit Times — November 10, 2015

    The difficulty in finding and securing donors might have some organizations’ fundraising teams looking inward.

  • 8 ways of finding big donors

    By The NonProfit Times — November 10, 2015

    Inheriting a major donor who has been helping an organization since the beginning of time is a huge blessing, but major donors have to come from somewhere.

  • The brighter side of failure

    By The NonProfit Times — November 10, 2015

    At first glance, securing a grant seems simple: find the funder that fits the program; compose a well-written, convincing grant proposal; get the grant; repeat.

  • Less painfully making a transition

    By The NonProfit Times — November 7, 2015

    Most people would rather have a long, slow root canal performed on them than make an type of technology transition. But, it has to be done and there are things to consider before you do it.

  • CGAs: When old is new again

    By The NonProfit Times — November 7, 2015

    Many people think that charitable gift annuities (CGAs) are a recent phenomenon, but historical records indicate that some institutions were marketing CGAs during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

  • 4 reasons to bring on a consultant

    By The NonProfit Times — November 7, 2015

    Sometimes, organizational leadership needs a boost, with consultants serving as a potential source. Deciding when and when not to seek the assistance of a consultant can be tricky, however.

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