The Nonprofit Center has introduced a new approach to the essential process of strategic planning. It's not right for every organization, but those seeking a shorter time frame, with limited funds, can find out if if Strategic Planning Streamlined is a good fit, by completing the simple application. Or if you haven't got the time or the resources, you can just do nothing. What makes more sense?
Your skills and experience have prepared you to serve as an executive director or board leader. But education and experience don’t necessarily prepare us for the specific demands of nonprofit leadership. How well do you know your own leadership style? Are you democratic, paternalistic, a delegator, an autocrat, a collaborator, a coach or a steward?.
81 percent of nonprofit communications professionals recognize Facebook as the most important social media tool. But having a Facebook page does not ensure that it’s fulfilling its potential as a tool for engagement, calls to action and an information channel. Whether it’s via your news feed, a fan page, charity page or group page, how.
While studies indicate that nonprofits are adopting social media tools at a faster rate than most Fortune 500 companies, many nonprofits are not convinced that they are using these tools in the most effective ways possible to increase awareness, donations and relationship-building. No matter what age demographic your organization targets, every generation can now be.
Right now, Twitter is the fastest growing social media platform in the world. But despite the compressed length of tweets, finding compelling content to present in 140 characters or less is not an easy task. Learn how to master the hashtag and ensure that you have followers out there paying attention.
Even when times are bad, individuals contribute more than 75% of the $295 billion given annually to nonprofits. No nonprofit can afford to miss the opportunities that individual giving offers and whether a major gift to your organization means $500 or $5,000, your individual giving program should have a unique strategy for major donors. This.
This class immerses you in the individual areas/roles that every senior leader in a nonprofit must work in – including fundraising, finance, human resources, marketing, programming, and so on, while illustrating the importance of their connectedness and interplay. As an executive director (and often as a senior or mid-level manager), you will have to juggle.
Most of us recognize branding as a potential tool for fundraising, for marketing, for communications. But the most successful nonprofits have learned to think about branding playing a more strategic role, involving all the key players in your organization. Every day we see the power of branding as it relates to Apple or Starbucks, but.
A blog has become an essential tool for nonprofits to communicate their missions, their positions, engage readers and to make themselves known as a relevant force in their community. Its format makes it simple to update and therefore easy to provide fresh content to both your audience and search engines. Blogs fulfill several functions, including.
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.
To be successful at fundraising you need to know all the building blocks that comprise nonprofit resource development and then be able to craft a diversified strategy for your organization that includes all the areas where you have the greatest potential for success. This program gives you the starting point by introducing the fundamental fundraising.
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