Grants 101: Best practices from a director of fundraising consulting

Many nonprofits rely on some sort of grant funding and some rely solely on foundations. Regardless, if you write a few grants or many grants in a year there are some constants to keep in mind. 1)...

Why nonprofits should consider creativity when hiring employees

When a company is hiring new employees, there are some key qualities that typically come to mind to describe an ideal candidate. Most employers look for people who are hardworking, good...

Nonprofit board members' responsibilities aren't what they used to be

In the past, nonprofit board members showed up for three or four meetings a year, attended the annual gala, added the info to their resume and that was it. Oh, how times are different! In the...

How to achieve gold medal fundraising - Winter Olympics

 I am a self-identified Olympics fanatic. I spend hours watching sports I don’t completely understand, but that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate the hard work and dedication that goes into each of...

Data and you: Why organized information is essential to your nonprofit

I recently participated as a panelist for a professional development program for our local Association of Fundraising Professionals Chapter. The session, “Data – A Fundraiser’s Best Friend,”...