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.
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.
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.
This course helps you take all the skills you’ve acquired – whether as a student in The Nonprofit Center’s Certificate in Fundraising program or as a development professional – and put them in context to create an integrated development strategy. Participants will be able to apply lessons learned in ways that are immediately actionable so.
The Bridgespan Group has just released the results of a new study, “Nonprofit Management Tools and Trends 2014,” which it plans to update every two years. Patterned after research that Bain &… Read more
When William Safire passed away in 2009 it meant the end of the New York Times Magazine column, On Language. Gone was my weekly joy of having someone dish it to those who didn’t know the basics o… Read more
No better way to start a year off than talking about money! In fact, the group of executive directors with whom I was just chatting were all very positive about how their work year ended, noting tha… Read more