May 17, 2017
How to Identify First-Rate Board Members
A guide to choosing trustees outlines the characteristics that make the best candidates and offers tips for judging important intangible qualities.
May 11, 2017
How to Be a Better Nonprofit Manager
A collection of resources to help charity leaders resolve conflict, motivate employees, and assess whether they’re ready to move up to a higher position.
May 01, 2017
Keys to Low Staff Turnover: One Nonprofit’s Advice
At the Red Cross's Indiana state chapter, hiring fundraisers who've worked previously with other staffers has helped foster team spirit and boost retention.
April 26, 2017
How a Shared Database Is Helping 4 Nonprofits Help the Jobless
The foundation-funded technology enables groups to collectively track and report results and better serve their clients.
April 25, 2017
Four Traps Foundation Leaders Should Avoid
In the first of a series of columns on running effective foundations, consultants Stephen Isaacs and Paul Jellinek address common leadership pitfalls and how to steer clear of them.
April 20, 2017
Fundraising Advice: Mailing-List Segmentation for Beginners
Splitting supporters into subgroups can help you pinpoint messages, improve programs, and assess what types of appeals and extras work best for which donors.
April 12, 2017
5 Musts for Establishing a Major-Gift Program
If you’re just getting started seeking gifts from wealthy donors, begin by preparing your board and inviting volunteers to join campaign committees.
April 11, 2017
9 Ways to Ensure Your Vacation Is Really Time Off From Work
Coordinating and communicating with donors and colleagues ahead of time is key to arranging a worry-free escape from the daily grind.
April 06, 2017
Coaching Board Members for Advocacy Pays Big Dividends
Trustees’ connections and community clout can be invaluable for the nonprofits they serve, but these assets are often underused. Experts share their secrets on how to motivate board members to make your case to legislators and policy makers.