Life is not quite as easy and dramatic as televised courtroom shows would make us think. In fact, life in the legal lane can be very complicated.
Every case of fraud in the nonprofit sector raises anguished cries of “We should have seen that.” Well, yes, someone should have, but sometimes the daily responsibilities of helping people take up too much time, and other times people are not aware of a potential danger.
Creating an atmosphere in which staff, especially the CEO, and the board work together effectively for the good of the organization is not just necessary but possible.
Nonprofit leadership can get so busy that leaders lose sight of essentials, including losing sight of what they don’t know.
Fewer people are creating wills and fewer donors are leaving charities in their estate plans than only just a few years ago, according to a new survey by The NonProfit Times. Some of the best indicators of potential planned gifts are household income, education level, and whether a donor has children.
When it comes to prospect data, most organizations have developed sophisticated systems to acquire and store data, as well as how to utilize what they have gathered.
Nonprofits utilize volunteers in a multitude of ways, including first responders who handle initial contacts for organizations. Handling a life-or-death situation, as crucial as it is, is not the same as dealing with a potential donor during a telefundraising campaign.
As the late and oft-married Mickey Rooney could have said, relationships are important. In the workplace setting, they can have a huge importance in fulfilling the mission.
Nonprofit leaders are generally aware of the need to prevent injury, either on the job or among constituents. They might not be aware of how to go about putting injury prevention into practice.
The idea of a nonprofit organization taking over a for-profit business is a whole different matter, one that would sound impossible or unthinkable.