Nonprofit Management Higher Education

Increasing specialization, a demand for more higher education and a new need to worry about the bottom line are all challenges facing job seekers today. Nonprofits have grown from small organizations to a sizable chunk of the job market.  This has inspired the development of an increasing number of higher education programs for those who are choosing to dedicate themselves to careers in the nonprofit sector.  

Measuring Your Social Media Success

Social media has provided nonprofits with a whole new toolbox for marketing themselves and engaging constituents. Though each tool is a little different, they all create opportunities for your organization to start conversations and to show off your work. And though we are making huge strides as a sector to understand the most effective techniques and approaches to using these tools, we still have a lot to learn about one of the most important areas of social media: measuring impact.
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Posted on: February 28, 2013
Topics: Marketing | Technology | Social Media

TechSoup

Think "People," Not "Organization" Branding/rebranding can be a challenging process. This article looks at some of the roadblocks and posits that the better an organization treats its people - including employees, customers, clients, and volunteers - the better the organization's brand. Read More...
Posted on: February 28, 2013
Topics: Marketing

Telling Your Story with Data

Posted on: February 28, 2013
Topics: Marketing

The Nonprofit Quarterly

This article proposes that when a nonprofit website is fully embedded in the life of the organization, it becomes a mission-delivery engine, simultaneously creating public value and promoting an intuitive understanding of what the organization is about. Read More...
Posted on: February 28, 2013
Topics: Marketing | Technology

Proposal Writing Information

The Maine Philanthropy Center’s proposal writing resource includes an overview of grant writing, thirty tips and strategies for grant writing, and links to other grant writing resources.
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Posted on: February 28, 2013
Topics: Fundraising | Grant Writing

Basic Elements of Grant Writing

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting article, "Basic Element of Grant Writing," includes simple advice for writing a proposal. Read More...
Posted on: February 28, 2013
Topics: Fundraising | Grant Writing

Basics of Grant Writing

The Foundation Center has an online proposal writing short course that covers the basics of grant writing. Read More...
Posted on: February 28, 2013
Topics: Fundraising | Grant Writing

Quick, easy steps to boost your fundraising.

Source: Small Act
12 free ebooks for nonprofits on fundraising and social media. With topics ranging from online fundraising to effective metaphors, you're bound to find something useful.
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Posted on: February 28, 2013
Topics: Fundraising | Social Media | Marketing

Want to Raise More Funds? Go Out and Tell Your Story—to Everyone!

Source: GuideStar
Larry Checco, a branding and leadership consultant, shares tips for how to more effectively share your organization's story and raise more money.
Posted on: February 28, 2013
Topics: Fundraising | Marketing

Testing 101: 4 Steps for Optimizing Your Fundraising Approach

People are influenced by innumerable whims, impulses, and values. You never know what marketing and fundraising strategies and tactics will work best until you test them. That is why testing is a must for nonprofits. Read More...
Posted on: February 28, 2013
Topics: Fundraising | Communications | Marketing

Non-Reporting of Fundraising Expense Widespread

Some nonprofits are loath to report the full costs of their overhead in an environment that focuses overly on that ratio as a measure of effectiveness, but that may be a mistake when it comes to an organization's credibility. This study found that 15,389 nonprofit groups, or 41% of all United States nonprofits with annual budgets of $1 million or more, represent on their 990s that they spend exactly nothing on fundraising. Can this be true? Read More...
Posted on: February 28, 2013
Topics: Fundraising

Board Chair: Making Your Mark

Source: CompassPoint
An article from CompassPoint that can help a Board Chair figure out how to approach this important role and set an agenda that leaves the board and the organization stronger.
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Posted on: February 28, 2013
Topics: Board | Leadership

Tips to Help Board Members Understand Their Fiduciary Duties

From the Chronicle of Philanthropy is a short article with practical tips to help board members understand and carry out the fiduciary duties of care, loyalty, and obedience. This is a great short article to circulate among your board. Read More...
Posted on: February 28, 2013
Topics: Board

Sample Job Descriptions for Board Officers and Committee Chairs

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Posted on: February 28, 2013
Topics: Board

Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards

Source: BoardSource
What are the basic responsibilities of nonprofit boards? This list from BoardSource offers a quick easy reference that you can use in your boardroom.
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Posted on: February 28, 2013
Topics: Board | Board Roles & Responsibilities

An Effective Board Manual

Getting all board members, especially new ones, on the same page is a challenge for all organizations. An effective Board Manual is one way to build shared knowledge about the organization. BoardSource offers some simple suggestions and a checklist for developing a Board Manual that will get your board on the same page. Read More...
Posted on: February 28, 2013
Topics: Board

What Information Should Board Members Have?

It is often difficult to strike a balance between not giving enough information to board members and providing so much that critical information gets lost in the deluge. Here are some suggestions from Board Cafe about written documents the board should have. This is a good list for creating an orientation packet for new board members. Read More...
Posted on: February 28, 2013
Topics: Board

What questions should we ask our potential board members?

The objective of board recruitment is to find willing, able, and committed board members. How do you know if a candidate is going to be the right person for your board? BoardSource offers some questions to ask potential board members to help assess them for you board. Read More...
Posted on: February 28, 2013
Topics: Board

What should I know before joining the board?

Board members have important legal and fiduciary responsibilities that require a commitment of time, skill, and resources. Board Source provides a list of some basic questions prospective board members before joining a board.
Posted on: February 28, 2013
Topics: Board

Unemployment Cost Savings

Posted on: February 27, 2013

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