Do Today’s Business Leaders Make Effective Nonprofit Board Members?

Examining Motivations of Business Leaders to Serve on Nonprofit Boards in the 21st Century The names of the new board nominees have been announced. They include several outstanding recruits from the business community. Will these new formidable directors perform well in the nonprofit environment? William G. Bowen, a veteran director in both the for-profit and

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What Makes a Winning Foundation Proposal?

In this article I combine the wisdom of five foundation executives with my own personal experiences to provide a checklist that will surely help you (and me) to increase the likelihood of developing a winning foundation proposal. So without spending a dime of your travel funds to attend a conference, let’s explore the components of successful foundation proposals….

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Fourth Annual Grant Professionals Impact Survey

The CharityChannel professional community is committed to supporting the vital work of Grant Professionals Foundation (GPF), as well as its affiliate organizations, Grant Professionals Association (GPA) and Grant Professionals Certification Institute (GPCI). To help GPF spread the word about The Grant Professionals Impact Survey, we’re passing along its recent press release. The survey is designed to take only about 10 minutes or less, so it’s a quick way of giving back to your professional community.

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So, You Want to Become a Nonprofit Consultant?

Many nonprofit staffers dream about going to “the other side,” as a nonprofit consultant. There are many real challenges in making that leap, and even once you do, the career choice entails continuous learning around both the content of your consulting as well as business acumen. The idea of running a business is quite foreign

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The Busy Prospect Researcher – Part 3: Time-Based Projects

This is Part 3 of a multiweek series on managing your time as a busy prospect researcher. In Part 1, Dr. Hancks began talking about the framework for time management in the field of prospect research and prospect management. In Part 2, she discusses how to organize your time for different types of research and analytics. In this Part 3, Dr. Hancks shows how she approaches bringing together quick projects and long-term projects.

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