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  • Chaos in fund development

    By The NonProfit Times — April 21, 2015

    The fund development manager for a specific company has moved on, leaving an email list of contacts. Reviewing that list raises questions about the list:

  • Avoid assumptions in proposals

    By The NonProfit Times — April 21, 2015

    Grantseekers need to avoid assumptions when putting together a proposal. In the new book, Grantsmanship: Program Planning & Proposal Writing, Barbara Floersch of The Grantsmanship Center in Los Angeles, Calif., suggests that an astute application reader finds any number of assumptions or unsupported claims in most grant proposals.

  • 13 common screening mistakes

    By The NonProfit Times — April 17, 2015

    Despite the importance of screening would-be nonprofit employees or volunteers, the stressed of business or even simple human failing can cause hiring managers to make mistakes.

  • 5 tips for videoconferencing

    By The NonProfit Times — April 17, 2015

    The increasing sophistication and low cost of electronic equipment, as well as the need for real-time meetings with people who are not geographically close to each other, make videoconferencing an increasingly useful part of corporate and nonprofit communication.

  • 11 practices of successful leaders

    By The NonProfit Times — April 17, 2015

    Leadership involves talents, true, but leading effectively also means doing it right — on a regular basis. In his book “Seven Disciplines of a Leader” Jeff Wolf wrote that highly effective leaders know and utilize 11 practices, which he says will both sharpen leadership skills and lead to better operation.

  • Get ready for more videos, images

    By The NonProfit Times — April 14, 2015

    Prepare to see more videos, more images and more infographics coming from nonprofits in 2015. According to authors of the new 2015 Digital Outlook Report from Care2, NTEN and hjc, 68.4 percent of survey respondents reported planning to use more video this year than last.

  • A donation is worth more than face value

    By The NonProfit Times — April 14, 2015

    Any nonprofit leader can explain the value of a donation: It’s a donation. It’s money. We need money to fulfill our mission.

  • Don’t Forget to budget indirect costs

    By The NonProfit Times — April 14, 2015

    “When you’re developing the budget for a grant proposal, be sure to consider indirect costs,” said Holly Thompson, contributing editor at The Grantsmanship Center in Los Angeles, Calif. “Because each grant-funded program is dependent upon your organization’s infrastructure, indirect expenses are an important part of the proposal budget.”

  • 6 social enterprise insights

    By The NonProfit Times — April 13, 2015

    Just as effective nonprofit operation requires more than a desire to do good, it also requires more than throwing money at a problem and hoping it will go away.

  • 4 ways to strengthen the culture of risk awareness

    By The NonProfit Times — April 13, 2015

    It is one thing to say a nonprofit must have a culture of risk awareness. It is another thing entirely to create, promote and sustain such a culture throughout an organization. An organization with a good risk-awareness culture is better prepared to manage risk and to handle problems when they occur.

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