Management Tips

A Balanced Approach to Grants Management

July 18, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Organizations managing grant-funded programs are anxious to stay out of trouble. Given the considerable regulations associated with government grants, especially federal grants, it’s easy to understand why abiding by the rules is the primary focus.

6 Ways IT Plays A Strategic Role

July 17, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

IT is often viewed as a service, kind of like janitorial or window washing. Someone has to keep the network up and the computers running, but everyone prefers that it happens behind the scenes. Smart nonprofit managers know that IT is more than a service and smart IT directors embrace the opportunity to be a strategic partner.

5 Steps To Orientating A New CEO

July 17, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Onboarding a new chief executive officer is a critical task for nonprofit boards. Yet, nearly half of the 214 CEOs responding to a recent Bridgespan Group survey reported getting little or no help from their boards when first taking on the position.

The 4 Cs of Grant Management

July 11, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

To manage grant awards effectively, you’ve got to know the rules. With private funders, the regulations and requirements can usually be adequately handled through good business and accounting practices.

10 Things To Know About Your Boss

July 10, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

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.

6 Stages Of Data Maturity

July 10, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Your nonprofit can’t become data savvy overnight. It takes time to build the infrastructure and a culture that asks the right questions, collects the right data, and uses the data to make smart decisions. You can chart your progress along these six stages of data maturity. Where does your nonprofit land and where would you like to go?

How Are Donors Reading Your Messages?

June 26, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

You might be reading this on a desktop, laptop, phone, or mobile device. Your potential supporters are likely similarly diverse in how they visit your organization’s website, making accessibility of increasing importance.

8 Artful Persuasions for Bequests

June 26, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

For most donors, making a bequest to charity is the most meaningful gift they will ever make, but why do some people choose to make these gifts and others do not? More importantly, how can you effectively persuade them to leave a bequest?

Go and No-Go Decisions When Competing

June 20, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Preparing a highly competitive federal grant proposal is an intense process that requires significant energy and resources. For staff members leading the charge, it can be an all-consuming marathon that lasts for weeks.

8 Questions About Your Donor Management System

June 20, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

New technologies, including multi-dimensional software suites, have given a quantum leap to changes in the ways nonprofits maintain their databases. As with any development, however, having so many exciting possibilities can be more confusing than helpful when an organization is pondering a new system.