Management Tips

Ensure Confidentiality After Crisis

November 14, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Nonprofit managers often come together to evaluate what happened and how response went after a major incident or crisis. Though the information sharing is important for the organization to improve, it might not be information that leadership would want disseminated outside of themselves and counsel. During their presentation, “Everyone’s a Critic: Conducting an After Action Review without Alienating the Artists” at Risk Summit 2017 in Philadelphia, Pa., Ashden Fein, associate, and Marialuisa Gallozzi, partner, at Covington & Burlington LLP discussed how to go about protecting information shared during After Action Reviews (AARs).

Take Discrimination Charges Lightly At Your Peril

November 8, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

The Harvey Weinstein alleged sexual assault headlines are bringing forward more and more people with accusations not just against the producer but numerous boldfaced names in Hollywood. The victims often say that their advancement in Hollywood relied on having to deal with boorish and often criminal behavior of a sexual nature toward them.

Auditing Your Hiring Practices In 10 Steps

November 8, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Google, Facebook and LinkedIn have changed dramatically the way companies look for candidates and hire people to fill positions. For small nonprofits, especially founder-run organizations, the move into the future poses to be a problem, according to Maxine Harris and Michael B. O’Leary.

Tales From Reluctant CEOs

November 2, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

For years, IBM was a leader in its industry, a shining example of strong organizational culture. When things started changing, though, shifts from an emphasis on large mainframe computers, the strong culture of the organization made it slow to adapt.

6 Recommendations For Endowment Management

November 2, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Asset allocation is the most important decision that a foundation’s investment committee can make, and it’s a key indicator of future returns.

An Orwellian View Of Fundraising

October 24, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Fundraisers might not think they have much to learn from George Orwell, author of such futuristic books as “Animal Farm” and “1984.” But Ken Burnett, author of “The Zen of Fundraising,” thinks Orwell might have words of wisdom that could be of tremendous benefit.

The Artful Persuasion for Bequests

October 24, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

For most donors, making a bequest to charity is the most meaningful gift they will ever make. 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?

Building Capacity Through Networks

October 19, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Alan Collins, former vice president of HR at Pepsi and Quaker Oats and author of Unwritten HR Rules, once said, “Pulling a good network together takes effort, sincerity and time.” The results are well worth it.

9 Ways To Make Major Giving Happen Online

October 17, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

If you think that major donors rely solely on face-to-face interactions when making giving decisions, you may want to reconsider the idea. They often rely on the Internet to conduct research on charitable organizations, their programs and how well they are fulfilling their missions.

Whose Job is It, Anyway?

October 17, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

In small nonprofits, it’s not unusual for one staff person to handle the entire grants process. These lonely grant professionals design programs, decide whether to enter competitions, represent the organization in community meetings and partnerships, develop budgets, and submit the proposals with little oversight.