Management Tips

Trigger Emails Greeting Donors In The Morning

June 13, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Ready, aim, fire! Trigger emails zero-in on potential donors on a platform that is close and personal. With 1 in 5 people checking their email before getting out of bed each morning, there is the potential for donors to be thinking about your cause before they even think about breakfast.

Elements of ethical proposals

June 12, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Each year grant proposals result in billions of dollars in funding from private and government sources. While nonprofit managers wish more dollars were available, the grant money paid each year is significant.

Responsible leaders have 10 characteristics

June 12, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

It has been said that good leaders know how to wait until they see how the flock is heading and then get in front of them. That might work. But, nowadays the nonprofit sector needs leaders who can get out in front from the get-go and then really lead.

Your Best Just Quit. Now What?

June 6, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

This morning, your director of development notified you that she has accepted a job elsewhere, effective two weeks from now. After absorbing the news, what will you do next? What factors will affect your course of action? What options do you see? What steps will you take?

You Can’t Force Wellness On Some Employees

June 6, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Many employers have adopted some kind of health or wellness program, either because they hope to improve employee health or because they have been pressured in some way. Employers have different ways of encouraging employees to take part in such programs, and their incentives have varied from the cheerfully encouraging to the outright punitive.

Know Women’s Philanthropic Preferences

May 16, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Young women donors today are holding their own when it comes to charitable giving, contrary to those who say that younger generations — Millennials and Gen Xers — are less generous than their predecessors.

The Value of Donor Loyalty

May 16, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

The effect of increasing donor loyalty by 10 percent today would be to enhance the lifetime value of the fundraising database by up to 200 percent, according to Dr. Adrian Sargeant and Elaine Jay (Building Donor Loyalty: The Fundraiser’s Guide to Increasing Lifetime Value, Jossey-Bass, 2004). So, what is your organization doing to foster donor retention?

6 Ways Of Tracking Web Performance

May 15, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Having a quality website that is consistently attracting traffic is no longer the nice-to-have that it might have been years ago. It has become a necessity. With that in mind, assessing website performance and tracking progress are important tasks for an organization to undertake, but starting such a project can be overwhelming.

You’re an Applicant, Not a Supplicant

May 15, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

The stereotype of grantseekers as beggars is common. The image is one of nonprofits with hands out, heads down, and knees bent before suspicious funders. With such a huge imbalance of power between those who give and those who ask, it’s easy to see how the stereotype endures.

6 Ideas For Converting Email Advocacy Into Donors

May 9, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Your organization might be sitting on a mound of email addresses, collected from the most recent major event or canvasing campaign. The end goal is to convert the users of those email addresses into supporters, but a well-traveled path toward doing so might be difficult to find.