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?
Every day, nonprofits face challenges that come from an ever-increasing number of organizations, creating greater competition for attention and for shrinking dollars. Marketing is key to differentiating yourself so that you become – and stay – competitive. A clear focused marketing strategy enables you to cut through the clutter and gain critical support from key.
No executive director should plan on being in his or her job forever; nor should a board count on that. Yet few organizations have anything resembling a formal plan to replace the executive director (let alone a founder). If you’re among those organizations that may be in denial and hasn’t addressed the vital issue of.
As a new supervisor, there are additional demands put upon you that are unrelated to your skills in your particular field. Suddenly you’ve gone from working in a group to supervising others (perhaps including former peers), and ultimately being held accountable for your team’s performance. This class will present, and allow you to practice, techniques.
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.
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.
Being an effective board member is more than good intentions and attending meetings. This board training is the first step in appreciating the objective and true 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.
This step-by-step user-friendly guide will walk novice grant seekers through the proposal planning, research, writing, submission process and understanding the funder-grantee relationship. 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, essential components of the grant.
You’ve earned the right to be an executive director, but that means all eyes are on you – the board, the staff, key stakeholders. The early days of your tenure are a delicate balance of projecting confidence, while having so much to learn; of establishing relationships and developing insights; of needing to exercise control without.
Does your organization suffer from the lack of a strategic, intentional approach to communication that clearly defines your messages, your audience and the tools you will use to achieve your objectives? Do you have a plan that builds relationships and maximizes marketing efforts? Participants in this class will learn how to create a comprehensive communication.
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.
As I was mulling over what to say for a recent talk on the state of the sector, I found myself getting more and more depressed. Where, I kept asking myself, was the good news? I refuse to paint a … Read more
They may not realize it, but the pending FLSA overtime changes that are due to take effect on December 1 represent a huge opportunity for many nonprofits. So just what is this up side to what ev… Read more
Seriously, it’s time to stop telling board members they need to fundraise. It’s not working. We need to take a different approach. Over the years, I’ve talked to thousands of people consider… Read more