Management Tips

A 5-Step Process for Data Analysis

May 9, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

We all have data and we all know we need to use it more effectively. Here are five steps for getting started with data analysis, adapted from a talk by Karen Blonder of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, Debbie King of Association Analytics, and Nikki Vann of the North Carolina Association of CPAs at the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Technology Conference and Expo this past December.

8 Steps To Creating an Age-Diverse Culture

May 8, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

With baby boomers retiring or about to retire, it stands to reason that younger people will come on board. What kind of culture will they find at your organization? Today, an inclusive environment is not only expected but also demanded.

How Many and How Much?

May 8, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

“Grant proposals that are heavy on specifics are the most competitive. Funders don’t want a general idea of what their money will support,” said Barbara Floersch, executive director of The Grantsmanship Center in Los Angeles, Cailf. “They want a detailed explanation of what the proposed program will look like and what it will accomplish.”

6 Indicators When Evaluating Fundraisers

May 4, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

With just about every aspect of an organization dependent on fundraising, fundraisers and their effectiveness could be the difference between a thriving organization and one lagging behind.

Prevention Is The Better Part Of Valor

May 4, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Injury prevention seems like one of those “of course we care about it” issues. Promoting safety also takes an intelligent, planned approach.

The Board And Staff Need An Alliance

May 4, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

The tough part of establishing a strong board-CEO/staff relationship lies in making that happen, and in his book “The Board Game” William R. Mott presents 10 questions a board must address to build the strongest possible alliance.

Why Media Attacks on Fundraising Really Are Ideological

May 2, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

“Fundraising often comes under what feels like attack from the media. Anyone who’s paid the slightest attention to what has happened in the U.K. during the past two years will be aware of the levels of vehemence this can reach.

The Truth About Fundraising and Capitalization

May 2, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Nonprofit sector leaders have fooled themselves into thinking that breaking even at the end of the year means success, or that an endowment is needed in the struggle to pay the bills. It’s time to step back and challenge these long-too-held assumptions, challenge how flawed planning, communications and funding norms perpetuate our broken business models.

Fundraising As Social Change

May 2, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

“If there was ever a time for fundraising professionals and social change advocates to work together, this is it. Philanthropy can be a powerful tool for social change, but we must all pull together,” said Ligia Peña, M.Sc., CFRE, global legacy manager at Greenpeace International in Quebec, Canada.

7 Secrets of Building Donor Loyalty Through Monthly Giving

May 1, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Does your declining donor renewal level keep you awake at night? If so, you’re not alone.