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Peace, Not War In The Office...

People whose personality or management styles are polar opposites can find common ground and manage to co-exist, maybe even thrive, that’s if anyone ever gets back to the office. In her book “The Genius of Opposites,” Jennifer B. Kahnweiler suggests dealing with friction caused by introvert-extrovert opposites by focusing on outcomes and seeing the genius […]

Best NonProfit Workplaces Were Already Remote...

Everyone and their brother, or sister, now works from home out of necessity because of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The best nonprofits to work for seemed to have been ahead of the curve and innovative before it was fashionable, or in some cases, necessary. Many of the organizations recognized in the 2020 Best Nonprofits To Work […]

The CEO Successor Pinch...

Many nonprofits in the United States are in or are about to be in a CEO successor pinch. This pinch is structural, has multiple causes, and will affect the nonprofit sector in multiple ways for the next several years.  The way this structural squeeze at the CEO level gets resolved will be determined by the […]

Fundraising Personnel Being ‘Repurposed’ During Pandemic...

A majority of nonprofits across all subsectors expect fundraising will decline through the remainder of 2020, according to a new survey, but few respondents have laid off or furloughed fundraising staff. The 12-page report, “Fundraising Impact of COVID-19,” from CCS Fundraising includes responses from 1,183 nonprofits between April 20 and May 1. Some 63 percent […]

10 Reasons For A Gift-Acceptance Policy...

A board-adopted gift acceptance policy is one of the most important aspects of any major gifts program, according to Laura Fredricks, author of “The Ask: How to Ask Anyone for Any Amount for any Purpose.” Regardless of the size of your organization, Fredericks insists that a gift acceptance policy is a must. “It never ceases […]

Irregular Staff Pulse Easy To Palpate When It’s Health And Well-Being...

It can be the little things that add up to become one of the Best Nonprofits To Work For at the small organizations in this year’s study. The United Way of Southwest Michigan (UWSM) has a policy that employees get their birthday as a day off to celebrate and have fun. “It’s nothing huge but […]

Benefits, Activities Help Retain Staff, Lure New Employees To Large NPOs...

There are many ways an employee can be healthy. At the American Arbitration Association (AAA) in New York City, financial wellness is as important as physical wellness. President & CEO India Johnson said that she is doing her best to make sure employees are “in shape.” “Most Americans [don’t] have $400 for an emergency,” Johnson […]

3 Parts Of COVID-19 Communication...

Clear, strategic communication has always been the magic ingredient that promotes strong program implementation, good working relationships, and effective nonprofit management. But when a crisis crashes in and disrupts any notion of business-as-usual, the imperative for communication escalates at the same trajectory as the disruption. “Don’t go quiet with panic or let the huge details […]

Flexibility Keys Productive Staff, No Punching In At The Best NPOs...

As president and CEO of Big Brother Big Sisters (BBBS) of the Midlands, Nichole Turgeon conducts exit interviews with employees when they leave the organization. But she also does a “stay interview” with each of her approximately 33 staff. Feedback from employees is consistent: if they were to leave, they would most miss their co-workers, […]

Webinar: COVID-19 & Nonprofit Response...

Nonprofit leaders are scrambling to keep services operational, not just open, during this worldwide pandemic. The NonProfit Times has assembled health professionals, fundraising experts and risk management authorities to provide guidance during a one-hour webinar. This free webinar is a public service presentation by The NonProfit Times and Gallagher for nonprofit managers to tap expertise […]