This winter, many of you participated in a survey of nonprofit executive directors to get their sense of the state of the region's nonprofit sector and of their organization. The results are being compiled - look for these insights coming in March.
This course provides an essential framework for understanding the major human resources responsibilities in nonprofits. Because workplace laws guide and control much of what we do with employees, participants will become familiar with the major workplace laws and the legal principles that govern the employment relationship. You will learn about the importance of good policies.
Through LinkedIn and its various types of pages – for individuals, companies and groups, you can grow your network, connecting with potential volunteers, board members, employees and donors, and can promote causes and activities. LinkedIn’s name is the key to its value to nonprofits – connecting you with your current supporters on yet another level.
Does the term “nonprofit management” feel like an oxymoron in your organization? It doesn’t have to be that way and the change can start with you having a confident understanding of what it means to follow best practices in managing mission, people, programs and funds. This course covers the key responsibilities of senior managers and.
Being an effective board member is more than attending meetings. This class is the first step in truly appreciating the roles and responsibilities that the job of board member requires. Attendees will come to comprehend the full responsibilities of board membership in both the context of being part of a larger whole as well as.
No nonprofit operates in a risk-free environment and risk threatens your ability to accomplish your mission. But with informed risk management, you can use sound financial policies to exert control over these uncertainties and potential threats. By implementing proven procedures you can be confident in your organization’s • Internal controls • Fraud prevention processes •.
One of the most effective tools a nonprofit has to raise funds and win support is through story-telling. It is an art that can be shared via publications and direct mail; verbally, from the elevator speech to a funder presentation; and online, using today’s social networking tools. A well-told story inspires and compels action and.
The downturn in the economy makes it even more critical for you to target your efforts in reaching out to corporations to negotiate mutually beneficial relationships. This course will provide a broad overview of corporate philanthropy and fundraising to help you expand or diversify your organization’s funding base. It will explore the traditional avenues of.
While the world of media has changed drastically in recent years, the fact that all media are swamped with requests for coverage remains constant. But working with the media continues to offer tremendous value to organizations in conveying their messages, promoting events, and communicating with huge audiences, so whether you’re sending out traditional news releases.
While someday online fundraising may eclipse direct mail, the latter is still alive and well. Direct mail is responsible for 75% of new donors and most nonprofits receive more than 75% of their total donated revenue through direct mail – so clearly this is an area that demands attention. For the foreseeable future, successful development.
Whether it’s interacting with a donor, a regulator, a co-worker, a supervisor or a supervisee, the most successful people are the best communicators. That includes not only the messages you deliver, but also how you listen and react to others. Most of us recognize the need to continue to hone our specific job skills, but.
View image | gettyimages.com I am not a fundraising professional, nor would I ever want to be, although I have been raising funds since high school. If I am passionate about a nonprofit, I am all in, … Read more
Professor Henry Higgins, in My Fair Lady, the wonderful musical version of George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, sings a wonderful lament that is still funny today: “Why Can’t a Woman be More Like… Read more
Raising funds is complicated. It always has been and if current times are any indication, it will always be. We’ve gone from the donor pyramid, a nice linear progression to lead donors up the la… Read more