Management Tips Archive - Page 9 of 126 - The NonProfit Times

Management Tips

Strong Proposals Have Strong Connections

December 12, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

A successful grant proposal sorts the details and moving parts of a complex plan into a precise description of how things will work. “It’s somewhat like writing a brief explanation of how a Rube Goldberg machine works,” said Barbara Floersch, executive director of The Grantsmanship Center in Los Angeles, Calif. “Each piece of the plan must be distinctly articulated and the connections between pieces must be clear.”

When News Breaks, You Can Fix It

December 12, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

The 24-hour news cycle breaks news as often as bakers crack eggs. How will your organization be prepared when the news highlights causes related to your mission? Being prepared with a plan to act quickly can make or break if your nonprofit is heard or lost in the noise.

Donors, Advocates Going Mobile

December 5, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Four out of five people who watched the ACLU’s Stand For Rights benefit on Facebook Live were watching on a mobile device. The spring benefit garnered 3.2 million views and raised a half-million dollars, about half of which was contributed during the event via Facebook Donate.

Solid Management Builds Trust

December 5, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

The rules and regulations that control the management of federal grants can feel like a sledgehammer poised to fall. The playbook for managing grants from foundations and corporations isn’t nearly as burdensome, but handling grants from private funders also requires diligence and attention.

Who Gets General Operating Grants?

November 28, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

A general operating grant is the most prized type of funding award. In the best circumstances, it’s a significant chunk of money handed to your organization with the magnificent instructions to “do what needs to be done.” Private grantmakers increasingly recognize that general operating funds provide flexible support that enables nonprofits to be most effective.

Calming Angry Donors In 10 Steps

November 28, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

An angry donor is a nonprofit’s nightmare. Even nonprofits where fundraisers have the best of intentions can make a mistake that will lead to a long, and often loud, phone call with a donor.

Nonprofit Data Breaches, Security Policies You Can’t Overlook

November 20, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

You’ve seen the headlines. Equifax had 143 million records hacked. Anthem healthcare had 80 million records stolen. Utah Food Bank’s breach might have exposed the financial records of more than 10,000 donors.

A 10-Step Program For Changing Culture

November 20, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

When the time comes to change the culture at an organization — which can sometimes be an “all-purpose scapegoat for all of its failings” — a leader’s behavior can have the biggest impact.

A 10-Step Program For Changing Culture

November 20, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

You’ve seen the headlines. Equifax had 143 million records hacked. Anthem healthcare had 80 million records stolen. Utah Food Bank’s breach might have exposed the financial records of more than 10,000 donors.

When Do You Need a Planning Grant?

November 14, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Organizations constantly engage in program planning, and most of the time that work folds readily into the ongoing work of administrators and program managers. In effective organizations, staff members have a finger on the pulse of community problems and regularly form working groups, join community networks, and pull together colleagues to lay out a way forward.