This winter, The Nonprofit Center surveyed local executive directors to get a sense of how the economy has impacted nonprofits and how its leaders are feeling about their roles. The results are back and you can see them here. Are you among the percentage of EDs who are feeling stressed? See how you compare.
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.
Every nonprofit needs a good strategic plan to serve as a roadmap for change. This class will teach you how to create a living, constituent-driven strategic plan that is a critical management tool for your board and executive leadership. The class combines lecture, peer exchange and activities in this critical and often daunting subject, to.
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.
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 haven’t addressed the vital issue of succession planning, you’re not alone.
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.
Planned giving is often the one thing on the development officer’s “”to do”” list that never seems to get checked off. It’s such a specialized topic that it’s often missing from the fundraiser’s curriculum and experience. With the downturn in the economy, donors are looking for different ways to support their favorite charities with assets.
Accountability…Outcomes Assessment…Logic Models…Measurable Goals & Objectives. These are current buzzwords throughout the nonprofit sector and in the funding community. It is essential that stakeholders and funders know how we are making a difference and have evidence that we are achieving the results we seek. After an overview of program evaluation, including a basic step-by-step model,.
Business planning serves as a practical pathway to organizational decision-making. No organization should consider additions or substantial changes to programs and activities without a sound business plan that aligns organizational strategy with human, financial, marketing and other resources. Business planning means better outcomes, more services, performance measurements and milestones. Without business planning, you are missing.
Creating strategies to attract and retain young(er) volunteers should be part of your organization’s volunteer activities. Millennials, teenagers and pre-teens and even older children have energy and are willing to work for social issues that impact their generation. By getting younger people to donate their time, nonprofits are laying groundwork for future support on so.
Every day, one out of five people visits YouTube and you need to be reaching this vast audience with visually compelling messages. Don’t be intimidated by the idea of video production because we can show you how anyone can create engaging videos that actively tell your nonprofit’s story, while recognizing the limits of the nonprofit.
Recently, two phrases have really captured my attention. The first appeared in a PowerPoint presentation that a colleague had picked up at a conference he attended and shared with me. The slide ti… Read more
How’s this for a depressing headline: “Women in PA won’t get equal pay until 2072?”* When I officially entered the workforce, women were making 56.6% of what men earned, the lowest it had … Read more
Better to write a late thank you note than never to write one at all. Or wash the snow, sand, salt or gunk off your car than leave it there forever. Or finally start exercising after promising for yea… Read more