With the addition of summer classes, this is a great time to enroll in our Certificate in Nonprofit Management, to propel your career forward. We also offer Certificates in Fundraising, Marketing/Communications or a Build-Your-Own customized curriculum, all of which provide both high level skills and credentials.
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.
One of the most effective tools a nonprofit has to raise funds and win support is through story-telling. Statistics and data, are certainly important and meaningful, but it is stories that truly explain who we are, who we serve, and what results from our work. Story-telling is an art that should be shared via publications.
This step-by-step user-friendly guide will walk novice grant seekers through the proposal planning, research, writing, and submission process. Discussion will include how to define funding needs, what types of grants exist and how they differ, how to conduct funding research, steps in writing a solid proposal, and how to approach different types of funders. Emphasis.
Most of us understand the concept of branding as it relates to Apple or Starbucks but we often make the fundamental mistake of believing that there’s no value in a brand unless you can sink lots of money into marketing it. Even in a nonprofit, your brand is a key way you can distinguish yourself.
Few nonprofit managers come into their roles with expertise in finances. But to effectively manage an organization or a program, every nonprofit manager has to develop basic skills and an understanding of the fundamentals of nonprofit financial management. That encompasses financial reporting, internal controls, knowledge of key accounting responsibilities, legal considerations, sustainability, potential taxation issues.
One of the members of a board president’s peer learning circle I facilitate recently asked, “What tools are there to help keep a board president motivated?” I confess that in all of my years of … Read more
My brain works in funny ways. Listening to Shankar Vedantam on NPR talking about golfing with big name clubs versus no-name clubs, my mind goes to nonprofits. Embed from Getty Images Vedantam was un… Read more
Earlier this year, the Nonprofit Quarterly and BoardSource did a pulse survey (a quick, “let’s just take the pulse of those who bothers to respond”) trying to understand boards’ greatest conce… Read more