Management Tips

What motivates the wealthy to share?

November 28, 2016       The NonProfit Times      

Donors with high net worth want to see how their gift makes a difference, in fact more than 72 percent of them said so in recent philanthropy study conducted by the Bank of America/Merrill Lynch.

Speed Dating With Corporate Partners

November 22, 2016       The NonProfit Times      

Trying to obtain a corporate sponsorship can feel a little like a first date: exchanging pleasantries and asking what they do, all while trying to figure out if this is someone you could see yourself with long-term. While trying to find the perfect corporate sponsor, there are a few simple tips you can follow to ensure the first date goes well and leads to wedding bells sooner rather than later.

Diversity Changing Fundraising Methods

November 22, 2016       The NonProfit Times      

The changing culture of America has created a wave of change in the nature of donors and their expectations of an organization.

Something Really Smells (Or Doesn’t)

November 22, 2016       The NonProfit Times      

Nonprofits don’t have a choice — they have to use social media. Their only choice is how well they’ll do it.

7 Dos and Don’ts of Online Surveys

November 21, 2016       The NonProfit Times      

How do you know your nonprofit is meeting its mission? There are a lot of ways to get useful information that you can use to measure your success. One of the simplest — both to carry out and analyze — is an online survey.

4 Processes For Uncertain Decision-Making

November 21, 2016       The NonProfit Times      

Despite the desire of many to believe in fixed, never-changing certainties, we live in an age of uncertainty. Just when we think we have things figured out, something comes along that was completely unexpected, something that sprang from, or will cause, uncertainty.

More Channels Equal More Revenue

November 15, 2016       The NonProfit Times      

More is more, especially when it comes to reaching out to potential donors.

Perceived Personal Impact Motivates Big Donors

November 15, 2016       The NonProfit Times      

High net worth donors are most often motivated by the opportunity to make a difference, according to a study recently cited by the Fundraising Resource Group.

In Funding Proposals, Formatting Matters

November 15, 2016       The NonProfit Times      

Even a great argument for funding won’t bring in a grant award unless reviewers understand your point. “A clear, active writing style is important,” said Barbara Floersch, executive director of The Grantsmanship Center in Los Angeles, Calif. “And because you’ve got to deliver so much detailed information, strong formatting can keep concepts clear and help readers follow your logic.”

“Lucky” 13 Trends You Need To Understand

November 14, 2016       The NonProfit Times      

It isn’t always easy to know which way the t rends are tending, but in the world of fundraising it can be very helpful to know what’s going on.