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Survey: Average Fundraiser Salaries Up...

The average salary for a fundraiser jumped almost 8 percent last year, with nearly half of those surveyed seeing increases of 1 to 3 percent, according to a new survey. Despite the growth, a third of the almost 3,600 respondents said they were dissatisfied or very dissatisfied with their compensation and benefits package. The 2019 […]

Professional Development: Membership Principles To Remember...

Any nonprofit needs support, and usually the more the better. Members donate money, but they also can spread the word about the organization or the mission or both. Sometimes sheer numbers can have an effect on impact.   The need for fundraising is so constant that sometimes the opportunities for increasing membership are overlooked. Members […]

Attracting Millennials To The Mission...

“Millennials in the Corner Office, Gen Y Bosses Tell Us How They Lead,” was a headline of a Fast Company magazine story. The story’s guts were results from a survey on Millennial leaders conducted by Fast Company, Inc., and the career-development site Muse. The survey stats should pique your interest more: Relationships in the workplace matter […]

8 Signs Of A Toxic Work Culture...

What do your employees think of their place of work? Do they feel supported and empowered as they carry out the organization’s mission or is the culture in the office taking a toll on their emotional and physical health? According to Shaara Roman, founder and managing partner of the Silverene Group in Arlington, Va., incivility […]

It’s Workplace Safety First...

Prioritizing injury types is important to the risk management process. In the book “Grass Roots Injury Prevention,” Diana Samarakkody, Elizabeth Davis and Rod McClure examine the process and here are seven factors they address: How frequent is the injury? Example: Injuries from dog bites occur more frequently than earthquakes in many areas. How severe is […]

Small NPOs Want Action on Healthcare...

Small nonprofits want government action on health care, but they’re split over whether a “Medicare for All”-style policy is the right answer. The biggest motivation, according to survey results, is ensuring their employees have access to a quality health benefit. It is a key finding from the Nonprofits on Benefits: 2019 Report from PeopleKeep. It […]

Staff Turnover, Data Breaches Targeted With Tech...

Graham-Pelton, a fundraising and management consulting firm for nonprofits, has launched two new service lines designed to directly address staff turnover and data breaches — two critically prevalent vulnerabilities facing nonprofits. Meanwhile, iWave and Gravyty have expanded their strategic partnership, leveraging data and artificial intelligence (AI) to help healthcare organizations elevate grateful patient programs and […]

Flexible Scheduling Aids Retention...

NPOs battle expensive cities that pushes workers farther away Retaining staff can be difficult when unemployment is low. Opportunities for higher salaries can be found outside the sector, particularly in cities experiencing strong growth that might be pricing nonprofit employees out of the immediate area. Tom Starling, president and CEO of Mental Health America of […]

Professional Journey: Roll The Dice, Don’t Gamble On Your Career...

Develop a purpose statement for your continued advancement You have to know where you’re going if you are going to get somewhere. Sometimes you need a map. That’s true of getting to Atlantic City, as well as to your next job. That next job includes promotions and moving on. A group of fundraisers discussed professional […]

Assessing Your Fundraising Team...

Size of organization does not matter when it comes to soliciting planned gifts from donors. What does matter is the professionalism of the fundraising team. Just as a like a stack of cash can be benchmarked, so can the team. In the book, “Planned Giving For Small Nonprofits,” the authors describe what it takes to […]