Nonprofit Management

Fundraisers: Don’t Look In Other People’s Wallets

Higher salary. Nicer car. An assistant. Perks.  Nonprofit C-level executives are compensated better than their coworkers. There is a definitely a wide wage gap between senior managers and fundraisers, program managers and those in the field. But does that automatically mean senior managers should be expected to donate at a [...]

Building a Nonprofit Board: A Beginners Guide on Who To Look For, How To Find Them, and How To Ensure Success

A good nonprofit board is priceless and can serve many purposes. Board members can be the community “face” of an organization, provide quality connections, help steer strategy and planning, and offer invaluable support and insight. Building a nonprofit board should not be overlooked, but who should you be looking for [...]

By |2021-02-26T10:51:12-05:00March 2nd, 2021|Nonprofit Boards, Nonprofit Management|

Are You Prepared? Responding to Assault Allegations At Your Nonprofit

Is your organization prepared to respond if a prominent staff member or volunteer is accused of assaulting someone in your community? Four nonprofits found themselves in that position this week. Their responses can help other organizations contemplate responding to assault allegations – and how to better prevent them in the [...]

By |2021-02-18T15:54:13-05:00February 19th, 2021|Nonprofit Management, Nonprofit Sector|

Nonprofits, Say Yes To Employee Giving Programs

Never deprive someone the chance to become a philanthropist There are plenty of reasons to oppose employee giving: Pressure to give. Power dynamic. Staff already give through hours of unpaid overtime. Employees are underpaid. Disproportionately affects the lowest paid employees. In last week’s post, I looked at five reasons why [...]

By |2021-02-09T15:21:09-05:00February 11th, 2021|Nonprofit Management, Nonprofit Sector, Philanthropy|

Global Community Engagement Day: 4 Reasons to Join a Nonprofit Board

They say, “If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.” Hopefully your relationship with our board isn’t adversarial, but if we’re being honest it’s not uncommon to have challenges! There’s a power differential between staff and the board, especially for staff further removed from the board. But when you join a [...]

By |2021-01-26T15:36:58-05:00January 28th, 2021|Nonprofit Boards, Nonprofit Management, Nonprofit Sector|

4 Ways to Use Stability to Achieve Organizational Agility in Challenging Times

Researchers have uncovered a key component of organizational agility, and it's not what you might expect. A study by Elaine Pulakos and Rob Kaiser published in Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research (2019) reveals stability as an essential part of agility. This finding seems counterintuitive—isn't agility all about change? Yes, [...]

Why Real-Time Nonprofit Performance Management is Best

The nonprofit executive director's time and energy are precious commodities, particularly in small organizations where a single individual is often the director of HR, IT, finance, and, well...everything. It's easy to see how performance evaluations (not to speak of nonprofit performance management) can feel like another large spoonful on an [...]

By |2021-01-10T09:15:24-05:00January 8th, 2021|Data, Nonprofit Management, Strategic Planning|
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