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Management Tips

  • 9 elements of a culture of philanthropy

    By The NonProfit Times — December 9, 2014

    Providing healthcare to a wide variety of people is a stressful job in itself. That is why it can be difficult to think about fundraising at the same time a patient is hovering near death and relatives are hovering near the healthcare staff.

  • 3 musts for your grant proposal

    By The NonProfit Times — December 9, 2014

    “You need a particular skill set to develop and write a great funding proposal,” said Barbara Floersch, executive director of The Grantsmanship Center in Los Angeles, Calif. “And certain personality characteristics also help—a strong work ethic, tenacity, integrity, a team outlook.”

  • 14 board interview questions

    By The NonProfit Times — December 8, 2014

    Finding the keeping the most productive board members possible is not just a matter of luck or connections.

  • 5 trends you need to know

    By The NonProfit Times — December 8, 2014

    Managers in any setting have always had some need to provide nurturing, guidance, supervision, all in a variety of ways.

  • 5 hints for going from buddy to boss

    By The NonProfit Times — December 8, 2014

    Promotion is a way of recognizing talent, rewarding hard work and ensuring continuity within an organization.

  • Converting grateful patients into financial supporters

    By The NonProfit Times — December 2, 2014

    Hospital fundraisers have found that patients who are grateful for the care (or healing) they or their loved ones received can be very generous. The trick lies in channeling that generosity, and suffice it to say that a doctor using one hand to take a pulse and the other to take a donation is not the way to go.

  • Defining what you consider a major gift

    By The NonProfit Times — December 2, 2014

    Just about everyone in the fundraising universe likes, or maybe loves, major gifts and is aware of the need to receive them. Despite that agreement, however, there can be disagreement about just what constitutes a major gift.

  • Doing a cultural analysis of constituents

    By The NonProfit Times — December 2, 2014

    Toronto: Home of a venerable hockey team, a frustrating baseball team and a loose-cannon former mayor. But, it turns out that Toronto is home to more than the Maple Leafs (hockey), the Blue Jays (baseball) and Rob Ford (crack-using former mayor).

  • 4 elements of the Change Journey

    By The NonProfit Times — December 1, 2014

    Most people have heard the definition of insanity — doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.

  • 8 recruitment best practices

    By The NonProfit Times — December 1, 2014

    The philanthropic environment today is such that traditional board recruiting practices, asking a friend about a friend of a friend of a friend, will no longer serve.


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