Leading adaptively is a crucial part in making sure a nonprofit works smoothly. This means leading not only employees and volunteers but also donors.
The concept of leadership is always a big one in the nonprofit sector, and the facts of a looming retirement binge, as well as changes in the landscape, make the development of top-notch managers more important.
Much is learned about Websites on the fly, with nonprofit leaders and technology experts taking lessons from what goes right, as well as what goes wrong. New lessons will come along, and technology will change in ways that are impossible to predict with certainty.
If you noticed more traffic to your organization’s website coming from mobile devices during 2013, you’re not alone.
Just like marriage doesn’t happen on the first date, it takes time for a donor to get engaged within a nonprofit’s story, even if it’s on their favorite channel.
The federal budget process can be Byzantine and confusing, but knowing how it works can help secure a federal grant for your organization. M. Linda Wastyn, president of Davenport, Iowa consulting firm Wastyn and Associates, and Robert Bradner, a partner at law firm Holland and Knight in Washington, D.C., boiled the process down for attendees of the Grant Professionals Association 2013 National Conference in Baltimore, Md.
Stressful times such as the Great Recession have forced nonprofit managers to look closely at what they do and how they do it. Dealing with a crisis can often be helpful in the long run, and some managers have gained from the experience.
Anyone who has undergone an audit by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) knows the tension of trying to answer questions while staying aware of everything that is going on. Simple mistakes can look like huge discrepancies under the scrutinizing of an IRS accountant, and organizational reputation could even be at stake.
The challenge of attracting investment capital to underserved areas continues and even has intensified recently. One way of trying to address that problem is the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC), which was designed to provide a modest tax incentive to increase the flow of private-sector capital to those areas in need.
Is your organization getting everything it needs from its board? If you don’t think so, or even if you do, it’s time to start doing a board assessment.