Sometimes you just have to ask when it comes to finding out why donors have stopped giving.
Just as in fundraising, it is important to appeal to diverse communities to volunteer for your organization. Not only are their many more people able to interview in these communities, but also they could be untapped resources when it comes to fundraising.
Desperate times call for desperate measures, but desperate times sometimes call for standard measures, measures that organizations sometimes forget to implement.
“You should only say, ‘we don’t have the budget,’ if you’re trying to get out of something gracefully,” said Louise Moore, controller at Vestal, N.Y. marketing firm Cull Martin and Associates. “You should set your budget up to do things you want.”
Differing job responsibilities can sometimes make people in the same organization think and act as if they are working for competing organizations or causes.
Financial managers need to be good at one thing: handling money.
The most critical elements of a winning grant proposal are the logic of the argument for support and the thoroughness of the program plan. Still, logic and planning won’t matter if your writing is so garbled reviewers can’t understand what you’re trying to tell them.
Nonprofit leaders hoping to harness the desire by many people for corporate social responsibility (CSR) might benefit from knowing what is on the minds of those people.
Most nonprofits don’t leverage their monthly giving programs as well as they can. Erica Waasdorp, president of A Direct Solution in Marstons Mill, Mass., shared some tips on getting the most out of your monthly giving program in her book, “Monthly Giving: The Sleeping Giant.”
Every organization pays lip service to stopping and reflecting on what it is doing and the best way(s) to continue doing a great job.