As The Nonprofit Center unveils its new course schedule for 2015-16, it's the perfect time to advance yourself professionally by earning a Certificate in Nonprofit Management, Fundraising, Marketing/Communications or a Build-Your-Own customized certificate.
What is the biggest worry most nonprofits face? Most would say it’s finances. If money is so critical to your mission, why would you neglect it by not having a plan in place to prevent potential losses and manage risk? Risk is all around us. A nonprofit may choose to assume the risk, reduce the.
Blogs have become essential tools for nonprofits to communicate their missions, their positions, engage readers and to get themselves known as a relevant force in their community. The 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 increasing your.
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.
Don’t be intimidated by the prospect of corporate fundraising and the process of negotiating mutually beneficial relationships with corporations. This course will provide a broad overview of corporate philanthropy and fundraising to help you expand or diversify your organization’s funding base. It will explore the traditional avenues of support through corporate foundations, matching gift programs,.
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.
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.
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.
People are usually promoted to supervisor because of their hard skills. And suddenly you’ve gone from working with a group, to supervising others and ultimately being held accountable. Without the appropriate preparation, stress, isolation, lack of confidence and other discomforts can be the result. Learning to delegate, handle administrative duties, cope with personalities, and manage.
While someday online fundraising may eclipse direct mail, the latter is still alive and well. Direct mail is responsible for 75% of new donors and most nonprofits receive more than 75% of their total donated revenue through direct mail – so clearly this is an area that demands attention. For the foreseeable future, successful development.
Corporate volunteerism caught on during the recession as a way for businesses to supplement and expand their existing community-giving initiatives, and has since made its way into mainstream business practices. Nearly ¾ of companies enable/encourage/allow their employees to volunteer with nonprofit organizations during paid working hours, recognizing that Milennials especially value corporate social responsibility in.
Whenever I talk to groups about core values—those principles for how you do the work of the mission, and their importance in a nonprofit, I always use an example of one particular The Nonprofit Cent… Read more
Recently, the Philadelphia Business Journal had as its “Business Pulse” question of the week the following: “Do you agree with companies asking employees to ‘volunteer’ to work for free so… Read more
Earlier this week, I got an email from a friend who works at a small foundation. Her message was simple: “you are not going to believe what they did to me; my time here is going to be hellacious… Read more