How much do you know about your organization’s insurance portfolio? What sort of value are you getting? For those who may respond with a shrug, Scott R. Konrad, senior vice president and not-for-profit business practice leader at HUB International Northeast Limited presented “10 Practical Tips to Sharpen Value in Your Nonprofit’s Insurance Portfolio” at the 2015 Risk Summit.
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.
Many nonprofit leaders pride themselves on analytical thinking and calmness under pressure. It is easy to lose one’s head, however, during times of crisis.
Though every little bit helps in fundraising, bequests are a means of moving toward organizational goals in leaps as opposed to steps. During the session “Planned Giving Marketing – Legacy Leadership Program” at the National Catholic Development Conference, Rich Fox of Rich Fox & Associates, Inc., in Carmel Valley, Calif. cited six basics to pursuing legacy gifts.
Piling up Facebook likes and Twitter followers is nice, but managers might be looking to take their online presence to the next level.
It’s all right to ask donors for money, because that’s what fundraisers must do for an organization to survive. A large part of the nonprofit-donor exchange is not just extracting but also offering the donor a chance to feel good about the experience.
Fundraisers know that bequests are a very good source of financial support, and thus always looking for ways to improve those planned giving figures.
With Hurricane Joaquin headed up the east coast, some might have flashbacks to a girl named Katrina. This year marks 10 years since Hurricane Katrina, a disaster sill leaving its effects. And when disaster happens it is usually nonprofits working to bring relief.
Once the ink on the grant award dries, a swarm of start-up tasks sends staff off and running — sometimes, unfortunately, in the wrong direction. “Too often organizations look around after six months and find that program implementation is off track,” said Barbara Floersch, executive director of The Grantsmanship Center in Los Angeles, Calif. “If you want to stay on track, don’t start running. Get organized.”
Just as fishing for swordfish requires different preparation than fishing for flounder, fishing for large gifts requires different methods than typical fundraising.
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