That thunderclap you just heard is Deborah Kaplan Polivy’s just-released book, The Donor Lifecycle Map: A Model for Success (CharityChannel Press, 2017).
I’ve been invited to talk honestly about the pros and cons of charity auctions. As a professional charity auctioneer for six years, how could I resist such an invitation? In my view, when they’re done right, there’s no better way to engage donors in just one night than a fundraising auction.
When I read a proposal from Marilyn L. Donnellan for a series of nonprofit management guides, I was so impressed that, after consulting with my team, we created a new series: Nonprofit Management Simplified™.
After more than a century, a nonprofit organization just closed its doors. I can’t help but wonder whether the situation would have been different if, years ago, the board of directors had not “settled” when selecting a new executive director.
Your professional development is critical to your organization’s success. To help you make the case to your organization to pay for your professional development, I’ve developed this toolkit.
This by Amy Wishnick article is the first of two that discuss what can go wrong when hiring a nonprofit executive. She cautions against settling for less.
A few months ago, with apologies to David Letterman, I wrote, “Top Ten Things Nonprofit Managers and Supervisors Should Not Say.” Now comes part two. In reverse order, we bring you: The top ten things nonprofit managers and supervisors should always try to say.
The end of your evaluation doesn’t mean that your evaluation stops being valuable. Sharing your results raises awareness of your project and your organization.
It may sound obvious, but many evaluations are not as useful as they could be because their methods don’t fit their purpose. Let’s look at a list of strengths of six frequently used evaluation methods, to help you determine which methods might be right for you.
Over the years, I have conducted many assessments for nonprofit organizations. In every instance, the findings have been, in one way or another, revealing. This post discusses the value of capacity building readiness assessments.