Managers face a constant battle of fulfilling mission, fundraising and dealing with the day-to-day problems that can beset any human endeavor.
The word “enabler” is often used negatively, a way of describing someone who aids and abets harmful or self-destructive conduct.
You don’t have to dive in. It’s usually good to test the waters before making a splash. The same philosophy applies to your marketing messages. As delivery methods can vary among brochures, websites, direct mail, email and now social media, one of the most important aspects of ensuring resonance of your message is to test it first.
Congratulations, you were awarded the grant. All those months of cultivating the foundation or corporation paid off. You’ve read the agreement letter, signed the contract, and noted the report deadlines on your grants calendar.
Donations of any size are welcome, but receiving a donation from what is called a Society Donor, those who make big donations, can be especially helpful in the fundraising enterprise.
Don’t stymie your grant proposal efforts by underestimating or overestimating the difficulty of the process. Two misconceptions are common.
Leadership and succession are serious concerns that many nonprofits have addressed for both the long and short terms. Many others, however, have not done so. Leadership succession is viewed as a large-scale problem in the sector.
The idea of recognizing the important work done by volunteers is hardly a new one. In addition to boosting their morale, it gives officers of an organization a chance to do something a little different when it comes to making a difference.
Most nonprofits exist to solve problems. These can crop up in many ways, but any organization that has problems with its donors has problems.
Learning from mistakes is important, and that can go for organizations as well as individuals. During the 2013 New York Nonprofit Conference sponsored by the Direct Marketing Association Nonprofit Federation, Jacqui Groseth of Union Rescue Mission recounted the request for proposals (RFP) her organization issued.
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