Not-for-profits have at least one thing in common with for-profits: Only the strong survive.
In the News
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Email messages have become a sweet spot for many not-for-profit organizations.
Thursday, September 12, 2019
You know the drill: It's midnight and your grant proposal is due tomorrow. Your assistant left hours ago, and the words on the computer screen start to blur. "It's not worth it," you think. And besides, only a few grants pan out anyway.
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Whether you're an environmental organization raising funds for a lawsuit or a community group needing new equipment, you may want to sell something to raise money.
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Is your organization pursuing planned gifts? It should be. Research suggests that the average planned gift in the United States falls between $35,000 and $70,000 -- and the amount may increase with more Baby Boomers moving into retirement. Yet many not-for-profits, especially small and medium-sized organizations, lack formal planned giving programs.
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Your organization probably spends vast amounts of time and money producing direct mail campaigns to raise funds. Those costs are justified if you get the response you're seeking.
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Part of a good management structure means that key leaders not only get the job done but they also encourage staff members and volunteers. That involves praising them properly, inspiring their trust, and providing them with the information needed to do their jobs and understand their roles in the organization.
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Embezzlement by employees can take many forms -- from the simple use of a company credit card to buy inexpensive personal items to complex check forging schemes that result in massive losses. Take a look at these court cases, which illustrate some of the ways not-for-profit organizations can be defrauded:
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Debt is an integral part of the strategic plans of many organizations, yet it has traditionally carried a stigma in the not-for-profit industry. That view is changing, as more organizations borrow money for major capital purchases, new program funding — even to manage current cash flow.