Your introduction to a grantmaker can be a nerve-wracking experience, but it’s an important entry-point in the grantmaking process. “First impressions go a long way, so make you opening pitch count!” said Holly Thompson, contributing editor to the Grantsmanship Center in Los Angeles, Calif.
Believe it or not, there are people who somehow fail to notice your brilliance, yet they still take up space on this earth, even in your organization.
The economic slump and concerns about debt have made a serious dent in giving by Baby Boomers, but that does not mean this cohort does not support philanthropic giving.
There can be varying definitions of what is meant by the term “core competencies.” In academia, for example, the concept is often used as a way to bash faculty in higher education the way “accountability” is used to bash teachers in elementary and high school.
Donor cultivation is a given in nonprofit fundraising, but in her book “Donor Cultivation and the Donor Lifecycle Map” Deborah Kaplan Polivy noted that even this basic element requires thought to avoid wasting resources or using them inappropriately.
Know what it is you’re doing. Isn’t it amazing how often we can overlook the most basic requirements of life.
It might be true that the truth will set us free, but it’s also true that many people can recall how telling the truth set them free from a job or donor or contact.
Leading adaptively is a crucial part in making sure a nonprofit works smoothly. This means leading not only employees and volunteers but also donors.
The concept of leadership is always a big one in the nonprofit sector, and the facts of a looming retirement binge, as well as changes in the landscape, make the development of top-notch managers more important.
Much is learned about Websites on the fly, with nonprofit leaders and technology experts taking lessons from what goes right, as well as what goes wrong. New lessons will come along, and technology will change in ways that are impossible to predict with certainty.