Although the very word “committee” can send people running for the exits, they are necessary in many areas of nonprofit operations. One such area is audits.
Individuals have their own styles about doing things, from the most public to the most personal.
The demands of running a nonprofit can obscure the need to be a part of the community, to fulfill mission.
You need to see your grant application through the eyes of its reviewer. By knowing what they’re looking at, you can highlight what’s important and cut out the rest. Susan Jordan of Portland, Ore., let attendees in on what grant reviewers ignore and pay attention to during the Grant Professionals Association 2013 national conference in Baltimore, Md.
People love winners. That might sound counterintuitive in the nonprofit sector, but just think about the plain-looking (to put it kindly) multi-zillionaire who is surrounded by dazzling-looking (to put it mildly) women who are a third of his age.
Like funeral arrangements, succession planning can be an endeavor that people try to postpone by ignoring it.
Among the many innovations that have sprung up in the philanthropic sector is the Social Impact Bond (SIB). These are a way for government and investors to provide funding by focusing on approaches that work rather than just handing out money up front.
Fundraising is such an integral part of nonprofit work that nonprofit managers often forget to heed warnings about the pitfalls. Yes, it’s necessary, but yes, there is a common-sense approach to this vital activity.
So, the reviewers hated your grant proposal. Much like a failed relationship, you’re left wondering, “Where did it go so wrong?”
It used to be that the only thing you needed to show up with to a job interview was a copy of your resume. It helps to go the extra mile these days by bringing one extra item: A visual presentation of your previous work in the form of a job portfolio.