April 25, 2017
What Nonprofits Can Do to Prepare for a Government Shutdown
Charities should be doing extensive planning now in case Congress can’t reach a budget deal by the end of the week, nonprofit experts say.
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 24, 2017
How to Get a Charity Job if You Have No Nonprofit Experience
In her latest advice column, nonprofit expert Allison Fine answers a question from a reader who’s having trouble breaking into charity work despite a strong academic background and work experience. In a quandary about your career? Need tips on leadership? Ask Allison.
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.
Demystifying Credit Card Processing for Nonprofits
The types of credit card accounts, fees, as well as the myriad of solutions, can be confusing. This article includes tips for success as well as possible pitfalls to avoid.
April 13, 2017
7 Reasonably Easy Things You Can Do to Improve Your Proposal
To better your chances of landing that big grant, write from the heart, don’t lecture readers, and find yourself a good editor.
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.
Divest-Invest Kickstarts the Clean Energy Transition
This 2015 report by Divest-Invest Philanthropy and Europeans for Divest-Invest examines the history and success of the dynamic fossil fuel divestment movement, and provides answers to frequently asked questions about the implications for the institutional investor.