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  • Nonprofit Postal Rates Saved In House Bill

    By The NonProfit Times — June 27, 2012

    The section of a U.S. Postal Service reform bill in Congress that would have eliminated discounted nonprofit postal rates during a 12-year period has been eliminated from the legislation.

  • NY LGBT Center Head Accused Of Theft

    By The NonProfit Times — June 26, 2012

    The former head of the primary lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community center in the Bronx, N.Y. has been arrested on charges of stealing more than $338,000 from the organization.

  • County Controller Says Nonprofits Should Pay Up

    By The NonProfit Times — June 26, 2012

    The controller for Allegheny County, Pa. said yesterday that, in light of the higher taxes residents are seeing, nonprofits should be forced to give up their tax-exempt status.

  • Where To Look For Nonprofit Jobs

    By The NonProfit Times — June 26, 2012

    Are you looking for places to find a great nonprofit job? Luckily for you, there are plenty of resources all over the place to help your job search. There’s only one question: Where should you start? Below I have compiled the 8 best places to look for work. We’ll start with the most obvious choice:

  • Nonprofits Outspent For-Profits On Prospecting

    By The NonProfit Times — June 26, 2012

    Commercial and nonprofit marketers collectively will spend about $168.5 billion on direct marketing efforts in 2012. That’s slightly more than half of all ad expenditures in the United States.

  • Komen’s Top Fundraiser Quits

    By Mark Hrywna — June 26, 2012

    Turnover at Susan G. Komen for the Cure continues five months after the flap over Planned Parenthood funding, with the national office’s top fundraiser leaving the organization this week.

  • AccuFund Acquires CRM Platform Outreach Suite

    By Paul Clolery — June 26, 2012

    AccuFund, a provider of financial reporting and accounting software for nonprofit, municipal and government organizations, has acquired Outreach Suite, an online software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution providing fundraising capabilities and constituent relationship management (CRM).

  • Major Gifts: 5 Tips To Boost Your Success

    By The NonProfit Times — June 25, 2012

    The strict nonprofit manager’s first instinct when staff doesn’t meet major gift goals is to fire them. That’s not necessarily the right move, according to fundraising expert Laura Fredricks.

  • 3 Necessities For Nonprofit Scaling

    By The NonProfit Times — June 25, 2012

    With the economy still floundering along, the demand for nonprofit services are high. Yet these same organizations are experiencing a lack of resources to fund important programs. How are nonprofits expected to make do? According to a recent post on Huffington Post Impact, the answer lies in scaling.

  • Human Resources: When It’s Appropriate To Use E-Mail

    By The NonProfit Times — June 25, 2012

    Technology has bought us a world of convenience, and there’s no better example of that than electronic mail. E-mail has made life in the business world a lot easier. No longer do organizations have to wait a day or more for an important message to arrive.

    Yet, as with most things, this technology can have its downsides. A message that is meant to be a harmless joke could end up having the opposite effect because of lack of vocal context and, the next thing you know, you have a major office controversy on your hands. That’s why it’s important to know when it’s appropriate to use e-mail or other digital means when communicating with employees.
    A good human resources officer should clearly communicate to employees the appropriate times to use digital communication. In their book “The Big Book of HR,” Barbara Mitchell and Cornelia Gamlem wrote about five situations when you should consider talking rather than typing. Avoid e-mail when:
    • An immediate response is needed. Even though we all have access to e-mail, not everyone checks it regularly. And, let’s face it, some people like to procrastinate.
    • The message might be misunderstood. Sometimes things just don’t come out the right way without vocal context.
    • Face-to-face dialogue is needed.
    • The information is sensitive (bad news, confidential, proprietary information).
    • You are agitated.
    You should also confirm situations where e-mail is appropriate. Use it when:
    • Your audience must get the message.
    • Your audience is at a distance.
    • A record of communication is required.
    • Multiple people must receive the message.
    • A quick but not instant response is needed.
    • Time is needed to compose the message.

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