Insight News

Wednesday
Jul 23rd

Business

FUNdraising Good Times: Investing in fundraising success

FUNdraising Good Times: Investing in fundraising successWhen the reality of "it takes money to make money," collides with shrinking budgets, nonprofits can face short-term and long-term revenue challenges. Consider the trend among some donors and funders to "restrict" their giving and grantmaking to programs, or direct services. This is a move away from "unrestricted giving" or "operating grants" which allow a nonprofit to use gifts and grants where they are needed most. Restricted giving can reduce funds available for overhead which in turn can limit a nonprofit's ability to support effective programs: "overhead" pays for technology, accounting, fundraising and more, all of which support successful programs.
Read more...
 

Is this your first job? How to take time off

Arene was one month into her first summer job when her parents told her that they were all going out of town for the weekend. "But I'm scheduled to work," she told them. "You'll have to find someone to cover," they explained. So she tried. Two hours into the road trip, she was frantically typing into her phone and commented that she couldn't get anyone to take her shift. "I'm sure your manager will figure it out," her parents said. The puzzled look on Arene's face told her parents there was a disconnect. Arene hadn't talked to her manager.
Read more...

Moving beyond overhead myth

Moving beyond overhead mythA public discussion is stirring on the topic of nonprofit overhead and the extent to which overhead costs should influence giving. The three leading sources of information about nonprofits recently issued a call to action asking individual and institutional donors to stop using "overhead" as the measure of a nonprofit's success. GuideStar, Charity Navigator, and BBB Wise Giving Alliance have issued a call to donors to move beyond the "Overhead Myth."
Read more...

Summer reading can increase revenue in the fall

To be the best, learn from the best – and in fundraising, Pearl Saad and her husband Melvin B. Shaw, have the creds to not just teach fundraising essentials but to literally "write the books" about it. In an updated version of The Fundraiser's Guide to Soliciting Gifts, first published in 2008, everything you need to know is laid out in this small but powerful compilation in the form of how to's for the novice and gentle reminders for the veteran.
Read more...

Success at Work: It's all fun and games

Tiger Woods has a good job: he swings a club as few times as possible in order to get a little white ball into a hole. Then he writes the number of swings on a scorecard. Kyrie Irving has a good job: his team clears the way so he can throw a ball toward a net as often as possible. Then he looks up at the scoreboard and finds out how many went in. Waiters have a pretty good job: they deliver food to tables as efficiently as possible without dropping anything, then count tips at the end of the night to measure success or failure.
Read more...

FUNdraising Good Times: Start by asking "why?"

Part three of three part series on transformational giving

Do major gifts to nonprofits fall from the sky, or are they more typically the result of deep commitment, relationships, and the ability to use the tools and data available to nonprofits? We asked Barbara Pierce, founder of Transformative Giving, about how donor research supports transformational giving.
Read more...

Strolling down the beauty aisles

Strolling down the beauty aislesWhen it comes to looking good, staying on top of your game, and making sure your pursuit of beauty is on point, you know the African-American community has that covered. Nielsen's latest insights highlight hair and skin beauty purchases and behavior, by the numbers among African-Americans and other ethnic groups in the U.S. and Canada in a recent NielsenWire Post titled Looking Good: Appealing to Ethnic Consumers in the Beauty Aisle.
Read more...
Page 19 of 109

Recent Comments

Powered by Disqus



Facebook Twitter RSS Image Map

Latest show

  • July 15, 2014
    Pippi Ardenia, jazz vocalist, singer/songwriter and Andre Fischer, executive director for Twin Cities Mobile Jazz Project.

Business & Community Service Network