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  • You Hired Who? Top 10 Nonprofit Employment Mistakes

    By Siobhan Kelley — October 15, 2014

    Nonprofit employers face a unique set of challenges. They are always trying to do more with less — fewer staff members, less support, less funding. A combination of these pressures can result in poor employment practices, even when one thinks they are doing “the right thing.”

  • That Big Promotion: Five Ways To Transition From Buddy To Boss

    By Monica Wofford — October 15, 2014

    You’ve worked hard. You’ve stayed late. You’ve been a team leader. And, finally, you’ve gotten that promotion. Now what? Build that team, train those new hires, push all the papers, and create great results. It’s significantly different than the job you used to do.

  • Envelope Change Boosted Fundraising Results 10%

    By Richard H. Levey — October 15, 2014

    If the last time you considered modifying your direct mail fundraising package wasn’t this morning, you’re overdue. “Testing isn’t difficult or costly, but it is the lifeblood of your program,” is what Bryan Terpstra, senior vice president of direct response fundraising agency RobbinsKersten Direct, told an audience during a recent fundraising conference.

  • You Can’t Block Bad Comments In California

    By Patrick Sullivan — October 15, 2014

    Bad reviews can cost good will and lost donations, but trying to prevent them could cost cold, hard cash in California. Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law the “Yelp Bill,” which prevents anyone doing business in California from adding non-disparagement clauses to their terms of service.

  • Technology Evolves Fundraising, But Charleston Principles Remain Unchanged

    By Richard H. Levey — October 15, 2014

    Picture a consumer in Los Angeles visiting a New York charity’s website. The site slips a cookie — a tiny bit of tracking code — onto the consumer’s computer. An advertising network then deploys “remarketing” and serves up an ad for the charity with a prominent “donate now” button while the person is browsing an unrelated site a few days later.

  • Giving To Healthcare Up 3% To $9.2 Billion

    By The NonProfit Times — October 14, 2014

    Giving to nonprofit health care institutions in the United States during fiscal 2013 increased more than 3 percent compared to 2012 and more than 20 percent since the low point of the recession in four years ago and exceeded the gross domestic product (GDP) in the United States.

  • 15 Elements Of A Successful Senior Executive

    By The NonProfit Times — October 13, 2014

    Many executives on the move upward are so focused on getting to the executive suite that they forget what happens once they get there.

  • Average Nonprofit Fraud Loss Pegged At $600,000

    By The NonProfit Times — October 10, 2014

    The results of nonprofit fraud can be so devastating that nonprofit leaders live in constant dread of it and most utilize some kind of anti-fraud measures.

  • Free Webinar: Nonprofit Engagement Best Practices

    By The NonProfit Times — October 9, 2014

    We are living in an increasingly digitized world. With the rise of social media and other digital channels, it has become even more imperative for a nonprofit to constantly communicate with its supporters.

  • Study: Click-Throughs Decline 25%, But Online Revenue Improves

    By Mark Hrywna — October 8, 2014

    Nonprofits sent 60 percent more email last year and open rates are stabilizing. Click-through rates are falling, but repeat and sustaining donors are boosting online revenue.


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