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  • Board recruitment has 5 elements

    By The NonProfit Times — September 15, 2014

    The fact is that board engagement is important to any nonprofit’s success. During the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ international conference, Karin Cox of Hartsook Companies and Steve Newberry of Commonwealth Broadcasting looked at the ways by which a manager can find and keep the best talent for an organization’s board. They suggested the following:

  • Management talent in 4 easy steps

    By The NonProfit Times — September 15, 2014

    Fast-paced changes in everything from technology to views of the world from one generation to the next have made the job of managing increasingly challenging. Whether it’s new laws or court cases, employee expectations regarding working conditions or technology or financial pressures, the stress is unrelenting.

  • Developing your innovation portfolio

    By The NonProfit Times — September 15, 2014

    It is hard to decide what to do with all of the information you have gathered, according to Sandra M. Bates in her book, “The Social Innovation Imperative.” Bates suggested an ideation portfolio, an overall plan for how the opportunities will be addressed. The portfolio is composed of a series of ideation strategies that are designed to address opportunities systematically, along various platform and time horizons and to address various stakeholder criteria.

  • 4 ways to corporate prospects

    By The NonProfit Times — September 10, 2014

    Are you tired of seeing the same list of players come up when you run searches on funder databases and search engines? Do you feel like the well is dry and you’re running out of ideas?

  • Who’s auditing the auditors?

    By The NonProfit Times — September 10, 2014

    Audits are necessary, but the fact that someone is checking on someone else does not automatically guarantee that the checked doesn’t need to be checked.

  • Defining collaborations in grant proposals

    By The NonProfit Times — September 9, 2014

    In developing programs and delivering services, most organizations collaborate with other groups. “High-quality collaborations add credibility to grant proposals,” said Barbara Floersch, executive director of The Grantsmanship Center in Los Angeles. “Be sure to highlight and define partnerships, even when funders don’t require it.” Here’s a roster of points to address.

  • It is better to look marvelous

    By The NonProfit Times — September 9, 2014

    What your letter looks like can sometimes be just as important as what it says, according to a panel of nonprofit consultants.

  • Email list segmentation is not being done

    By The NonProfit Times — September 9, 2014

    Nonprofits should be segmenting their email lists, but an estimated one-third of them don’t because they don’t know how, said Erin Viray, associate client manager at in San Francisco. Viray spoke about benefits to and techniques of email list segmenting at Salsa Labs’ FUSE 2014 conference in Annandale, Va.

  • Members are also volunteering

    By The NonProfit Times — September 8, 2014

    Successful nonprofit managers are aware of the value of volunteers.

  • Don’t be afraid to ask again

    By The NonProfit Times — September 8, 2014

    Greenpeace isn’t afraid to ask supporters more than once. The organization calls monthly sustaining donors after the third payment to ask if they’re interested in upgrading, and on those calls, callers are coached to ask donors three times.


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