Article
July 28, 2017

Celebrating Success: How Fundraisers Mark Accomplishments

Symbolic traditions, surprise parties, and specialty drinks are some ways you told us your organizations recognize achievements.

Article
July 27, 2017

How to Keep Your Charity Neutral in a Partisan World

Nonprofit leaders offer smart tips for remaining apolitical to build bipartisan support among lawmakers and donors. The advice can also benefit groups that take a neutral stance but are plunged unexpectedly into a political controversy, as happened to the Boy Scouts this week after President Trump made a speech at its jamboree that included partisan political comments.

Article
July 26, 2017

Opinion: How Foundations Can Balance Strategic Goals and Community Needs

Grant makers can maximize their impact by focusing most of their spending on a few key objectives, but there’s nothing wrong with setting aside some money to support local ideas and institutions.

Article
July 25, 2017

How to Overcome Implicit Bias in Nonprofit Hiring

Experts shine a light on subtle ways prejudice creeps into hiring and offer advice on attracting a more diverse pool of candidates.

Article
July 19, 2017

How to Manage a Dysfunctional Manager

Three steps to getting your work done and staying positive, no matter how bad your boss.

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July 18, 2017

How to Work With Pro Bono Tech Support

Questions to ask, skills to look for, and other things to consider before you enlist volunteer technical help.

Article
July 13, 2017

Case Study: How a Volunteer-Led Grass-Roots Campaign Sparked Big Giving Among Women

Dartmouth College officials were dubious, but the effort netted gifts of $100,000 or more from 114 alumnae.

Article
July 12, 2017

How to Open Doors at Foundations

In her latest advice column, nonprofit expert Allison Fine answers a question about where to look for new sources of funding. In a quandary about your career? Need tips on leadership? Ask Allison.

Article
July 11, 2017

Charities: Don't Forget About the Politicking Ban Just Yet

The Johnson Amendment, which prohibits explicitly partisan activity by 501(c)(3) groups, remains the law of the land, despite President Trump’s executive order seeking a curb on enforcement.

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July 05, 2017

Case Study: Why This Annual-Giving Leader Still Relies on the Phone-athon

At Davidson College, phone campaigns are critical to keeping the alumni-participation rate around 60 percent a year, one of the best in higher education.