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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 […]

In A Haze: Marijuana And Workplace Implications...

Cannabis is going mainstream. Even former U.S. Speaker of the House of Representative John Boehner is getting into the action with Canadian firm Acreage Holdings. Nonprofit managers have challenges developing guidelines on dealing with employees who are under the influence, are suspected of being under the influence or who might have indulged the previous night. […]

Good Economy Allowing Pay, Benefits To Improve...

Tom Starling’s first board meeting as president and CEO of the Mental Health Association of Middle Tennessee was of the emergency variety, just as the Great Recession was crashing the economy almost a decade ago. The organization was down to two days of operating reserves and leaders were deciding whether to fold. The Nashville, Tenn.-based […]

VCs Back Online Platform Boardable...

The venture capital cash continues to roll into the nonprofit tech sector. Online board management platform Boardable completed a $1 million seed round of financing from High Alpha Capital last week. Both firms are based in Indianapolis, Ind. Boardable previously raised $1.35 million through an early-stage friends and family investment round backed by Indianapolis-area angel investors, […]

Training Budgets Range From Zero To Over $1 M...

The Education Commission of the States had a collective professional development event in the art of storytelling to help all employees best understand how to tell a story that is meaningful and impactful during its All-Staff Retreat in 2018. “This was helpful for them in defining their own roles and importance within our organization, and […]

Learning Management Systems Bridging Distance When To Comes To Training...

NPOs want staff to have ‘skin in the game’ when it comes to advancement When Public Health Institute (PHI) conducted its annual staff survey a few years ago, leaders at the Oakland, Calif.-based nonprofit focused on health and wellness found that employees wanted more professional development opportunities. In response to that feedback, PHI launched a […]