Management Tips

Looking Ahead Through a Rearview Mirror

December 12, 2016       The NonProfit Times      

Nonprofit managers need to be prepared for the future. Fundraising, staffing, operations, cybersecurity, changes in client demographics are just a few examples of the areas that offer potential challenges for the philanthropic sector as the 21st century gallops ahead. Some issues can be foreseen, but many cannot.

When It Comes To Staff: Train To Gain

December 12, 2016       The NonProfit Times      

The nonprofit section is more competitive than ever before in terms of hiring the best talents, so keeping them in tip-top shape is easier, and more critical, than ever before.

Asian Philanthropy Often Has Ancient Roots

December 12, 2016       The NonProfit Times      

Effective fundraising requires such a sophisticated, nuanced approach that large-scale categorization will no longer suffice in many fundraising areas. For example, nonprofits might need to look more closely at the term “Asian.”

Leadership Retreats Develop Ties That bind

December 8, 2016       The NonProfit Times      

Board members who play together stay together. That’s what Lewis Flax, founder of Lewis Flax Associates in Washington, D.C., told participants during a session at the Bridge to Integrated Marketing and Fundraising Conference in National Harbor, Md.

Determining Why Something Went Wrong

December 8, 2016       The NonProfit Times      

Determining how things went wrong can be helped with simple guidelines, sort of a navigation system.

5 Tips for Telling Nonprofit Stories

December 8, 2016       The NonProfit Times      

“Storytelling” is a common buzzword on social media and blogs, but few really explain how to tell a story that will drive engagement and donations. Here are five practical tips for aspiring nonprofit storytellers.

Match Considerations Funders Might Require

December 6, 2016       The NonProfit Times      

Many funders require organizations to supplement grant funding with other resources. This required “match” can help stretch a funder’s limited dollars and can also boost confidence in your proposed program.

Know How A Donor’s Relationship Evolves

December 6, 2016       The NonProfit Times      

Creating a relationship with donors that is customized to their experience makes donors feel heard and valued in their donation experience. Figuring out what your donors want, however, tends to be easier said than done. Journey mapping is one way to clear away the clutter and focus on individuals.

Facts About Diverse Households

December 6, 2016       The NonProfit Times      

The push for diversity usually emphasizes the need for people to grow intellectually by being exposed to a wide variety of currents and influences, this improving the world in many intangible ways.

7 Characteristics Of A Culture Of Safety

December 5, 2016       The NonProfit Times      

“The foam did it.” That was the conclusion offered by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) after the loss of a spacecraft and its crew.