As talented and committed a fundraiser may be, they are only as successful as their working partnerships with CEOs, other key staff, and board members. by Barbara Maduell From the internet to water coolers across the country, the nonprofit world is abuzz with the findings of a new study done by CompassPoint and the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund: Underdeveloped: A National Study of Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising. The report … [Read more...] about The Report that Rocked – and Can Change – our (Development) World
Managing Your Nonprofit
Sorry, You Didn’t Get the Gig… This Time by Arnie Samlan We will all have our share of grants we didn’t receive, essay contests we didn’t win, consulting proposals that weren’t accepted and jobs given to others instead of to us. It’s part of life. And the more that a person enjoys putting himself out there and trying new things, the more it will happen. And whether you’re a grant seeker, a blossoming writer, an entrepreneur or a job hunter, … [Read more...] about The One Thing Classy Organizations Do (and yours probably doesn’t)
by Robert I. Evans and Avrum D. Lapin Proper collection and management of data is critical for Jewish nonprofits to maximize their performance and impact. Yet many Jewish organizations underutilize data management strategies and systems, failing to harness the key tools that can underscore their mission and improve their organizational strategy. … [Read more...] about Data Management for Jewish Nonprofits in 2013: A Critical Resource Worth Championing!
I received a number of comments about last week’s posting; many people wanted to learn more about two issues: (1) when is it not the right time to ask for a contribution and (2) how to approach a donor or potential donor when you know it is not the right time to solicit them for a contribution. These are very common concerns that professionals and volunteer solicitors confront when fundraising for a nonprofit organization. … [Read more...] about When Not To Ask For A Contribution
Chances are pretty good that while you are reading this blog, your development director or one of your key development staff is probably either out looking for a job, or actively being recruited for one. by Lou Feldstein According to a new study, conducted by CompassPoint and commissioned by the Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund, the nonprofit fundraising landscape is in need of tremendous restructuring and re-engineering. The study, … [Read more...] about Do You Know Where Your Development Director is Right Now?