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  • 8 roles for collaboration partners

    By The NonProfit Times — May 7, 2014

    Teaming up with another organization can be exciting, nerve-wracking, productive and fulfilling. Frances Dunn Butterfoss outlined eight ways to be a good collaboration partner in her book “Ignite: Getting Your Community Coalition Fired Up for Change.”

  • Developing small donors into big fish

    By The NonProfit Times — May 6, 2014

    Corporate donations, major gifts and bequests are necessary, but nonprofits rely on donors. And more donors. And more donors. Even donors who start out small are important, because they can become bigger donors over time.

  • A first impression for big donor prospects

    By The NonProfit Times — May 6, 2014

    The perception often is that major donors are reached only through face-to-face contact and that the Web is for middle- to low-range donors.

  • ‘Lucky’ 7 huge mistakes

    By The NonProfit Times — May 6, 2014

    Mistakes, they’re part of life. In fundraising, as in life, there are mistakes, and there are MISTAKES.

  • 6 tasks for improved volunteer-staff relationships

    By The NonProfit Times — May 5, 2014

    Although everyone in the nonprofit sector pays lip service to good working relationships, not everyone acts on those words, and that can be especially true for relationships between paid staff and volunteers.

  • Picking the correct channel is vital

    By The NonProfit Times — May 5, 2014

    The old model of media distribution has changed almost beyond recognition, according to Michael Hoffman. Effective strategies for nonprofits cross all channels – traditional, social, hybrid – to present compelling content, whether video, audio, photos, infographics or text. Which channel is more important for video distribution, he said.

  • 3 questions to ask of your whistleblower policy

    By The NonProfit Times — May 5, 2014

    Good governance requires accountability and trust. Your employees need to know that if they think something’s amiss, they won’t be punished for acting on their consciences. You need to reassure your employees that they can safely point out wrongdoing, just as you need to reassure your donors that there is no malfeasance in your company.

  • Putting a stamp on your fundraising

    By The NonProfit Times — April 29, 2014

    Even with all the instant, electronic, airborne communication available, direct mail (DM) still works, and it looks as though it will keep working for a while.

  • Structuring a project budget in the absence of guidelines

    By The NonProfit Times — April 29, 2014

    When it comes to budgets, some funders take an “everything but the kitchen sink” approach, requiring grant seekers to list and justify the minutest of expenses. Other funders employ a more “impressionist” strategy, asking for a broad-stroke overview of expenses and funding sources. What is a grant seeker to do when there are no budget guidelines at all?

  • 7 elements of a sponsorship deal

    By The NonProfit Times — April 29, 2014

    Landing a sponsorship can look like a dream come true for many nonprofits, and there are organizations that have done extremely well because of sponsorships.

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