Article
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.

Article
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.

Article
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.

Article
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.

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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.

Article
April 18, 2017

4 Tips for Squeezing in More Personal Time

Experts urge setting priorities, learning to say "no," and establishing personal boundaries to keep the job in perspective.

Article
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.

Checklist
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.

Article
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.

Article
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.

Article
April 05, 2017

Questions to Ask When Hiring Fundraisers

Veteran fundraisers offer tips on how to handle interviews with prospective gift officers.

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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.