Executive Issues

Words, Words, Words
September 7, 2017 at 1:04 pm

In the dead rush to raise much-needed funds for our charitable passions, we sometimes forget that the words we choose in reaching out to our supporters need to be chosen with them in mind. There’s a unique fundraising idea...

The Conflict Between Caseload Management and Prospecting
September 5, 2017 at 11:10 am

If I gave you $1 million, but told you I needed to control the investment and after one full year, the investment became $520,000—then at the end of the second year, the investment became $330,000—you would think I was either the worst financial advisor or just plain crazy...

#NPPTrendingNow Ep. 15: Here's Why You Need to Take Advantage of Google Ad Grants
September 1, 2017 at 10:27 am

Welcome back to #NPPTrendingNow, a weekly video series where NonProfit PRO Editor-in-Chief Nhu Te breaks down the top three coveted stories of the week. Here's what we've got going on for you this week: Kayla Matthews shows you how to use Google Ad Grants, Gary Wohlfeill dives into social fundraising and Jason Lewis discusses employee vs. employee job expectations...

Campaigns as Agents of Change
August 29, 2017 at 10:23 am

Why do organizations mount major gift or capital campaigns? Hopefully the answer is to reach strategic objectives that expand their mission, that add new and improved programs or services, or that uniquely address significant needs of those they serve. In other words, campaigns are about change...

The Guardian Sets Up a Nonprofit to Support Its Journalism
August 28, 2017 at 11:16 am

The Guardian, three years removed from a Pulitzer Prize that helped spur the British newspaper’s international expansion, is fully embracing a new moneymaking strategy in the face of industrywide revenue problems: philanthropy. The company has established a nonprofit venture in the U.S., theguardian.org, to focus on tapping philanthropic organizations—or even corporate foundations and think tanks—for…

Going Solo Spells Disaster
August 28, 2017 at 10:59 am

You’ve heard of the term, “solo player.” It refers most often in a sales environment to someone who does everything alone and won’t include others in the work. In most cases they are not very successful. In fact, we see a tremendous amount of burnout from this type of MGO...

What to Think About Before You Take that Job …
August 24, 2017 at 9:52 am

Lest we assign blame to organizational leaders, we must understand that fundraisers are often quick to sign on with new employers who reveal all the signs of unreasonable expectations. Most fundraising professionals I know want to be admired for their abilities to turn things around and make things happen...

Scout wars: Girl Scouts Accuse Boy Scouts of Recruiting Girls to Increase Membership
August 23, 2017 at 12:15 pm

Long plagued by declining membership, the Boy Scouts are considering a campaign to recruit in a previously untapped market: girls. The Girl Scouts aren’t having it. A feud between the two largest scouting organizations broke into the open Tuesday when the president of Girl Scouts of the USA called the Boy Scouts’ “covert campaign” to…