There are a lot of words our nonprofit clients have been using lately to describe their current state of mind in today's political climate: stressed, anxious, concerned, tentative, watchful, uncertain. While we don't claim to have solutions to all the issues floating around, we do have proven methods that have been helping nonprofits deal with challenging, turbulent conditions for more than 35 years. There are strategies that can be relied upon to help protect your organization to improve sustainability and outlook. If you're feeling cornered, a look at our website, outlining the many services that have seen thousands of nonprofits through the most difficult of times, can get you started in the right direction.
Program evaluation has become part of the nonprofit lexicon, particularly when dealing with funders. Although we may have reluctantly entered into the world of evaluation, it does provide information useful to understanding our programs and making choices and decisions. Thus, the evaluation process is about more than pleasing a funder. It enables you to understand,.
The accuracy of your organization or program’s budget is one of the key factors in an organization’s financial stability, growth and ability to fulfill mission. Your budget is your financial plan, and the outline of how your mission and objectives will be carried out, guiding your organization’s operations and key decision-making. This essential class will.
Digital fundraisers may claim that direct mail is dead, but it still brings in the money. Not only do more than 61% of donations still come through direct mail, but studies indicate that online giving is inspired by receipt of a direct mail solicitation first. The inevitable conclusion is that direct mail needs to be.
Did you know that by 2017, Millennials (those born in the 1980s to the early 2000s) will have the largest buying power in the U.S., trailing just behind baby boomers. That’s because there are more Millennials in the U.S. than any other age group and they make up the largest share of the workforce. Any.
While few nonprofit managers come into their roles with expertise in financial management, they need to be able to understand and effectively manage program or organizational finances and be able to read and analyze financial reports and use these numbers to their greatest organizational advantage. This class is designed to bring you the basic skills.
Our diverse array of funders includes: National Philanthropic Trust Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation Spruce Foundation Valentine Foundation The 90 minute presentation and Q&A session will be followed, by a 30-minute “meet and greet” enabling you to get your organization name in front of funders.
Corporate fundraising has been changing dramatically in recent years, making it essential for nonprofits who are seeking connections with businesses to change and adapt their approaches and offerings. The downturn in the economy, resulting in countless corporate mergers and restructuring that are now permanent parts of the landscape, makes it even more critical for you.
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?.
While the world of media has changed drastically in recent years, the fact that all media are swamped with requests for coverage remains constant and those who give the media what they want, when and how they want it, are the ones who will prevail. Working with the media offers tremendous value to organizations in.
Most people are uncomfortable talking about death, making planned giving, or Legacy Giving as it is becoming more popularly known, one of the oft-neglected tools of a development office. As the population ages, there’s no better time to start having discussions about estate gifts. The economy further reinforces this message, demonstrating the importance of deferred.
While many nonprofits are used to working with scarcity—in fact, I often think too many nonprofits are so rooted in their framework of scarcity—not enough dollars, people, time, energy, etc.—tha… Read more
As someone who believes in the learning power of history, I am increasingly dismayed by how little others value history. While modern-day board members seem to have struggled for decades to grasp ju… Read more
I love good research and I love The Wall Street Journal. But the reporting on the results of the recent research it did on salaries of nonprofit CEOs is emblematic of the problems of both much of th… Read more