We are conducting a survey among nonprofit executive directors, to get their sense of the state of the region's nonprofit sector and of their organization. If you're a nonprofit ED, please share your thoughts via this short , CONFIDENTIAL survey. Results will be compiled and shared with organizations, thought leaders and funders.
Right now, Twitter is the fastest growing social media platform in the world. But despite the compressed length of tweets, finding compelling content to present in 140 characters or less is not an easy task. Learn how to master the hashtag and ensure that you have followers out there paying attention.
The downturn in the economy makes it even more critical for you to target your efforts in reaching out to corporations to negotiate mutually beneficial relationships. 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.
While the world of media has changed drastically in recent years, the fact that all media are swamped with requests for coverage remains constant. But working with the media continues to offer tremendous value to organizations in conveying their messages, promoting events, and communicating with huge audiences, so whether you’re sending out traditional news releases.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The very first thing that grabbed me in this recently published McKinsey & Company article, entitled “What social-sector leaders need to succeed,” was its opening sentence: “It’s no se… Read more
This is the time of year for lists – top 10 movies of the year, top 10 retweets, top 10 pictures of dogs dressed as reindeer. That’s one way of collecting data. View image | gettyimages.com Ev… Read more
Perhaps it is only natural that in the nonprofit sector, we forget that some words have multiple meanings. We might, therefore, be forgiven for the unidimensional understanding of legacy that so man… Read more