The Tortoise, the Hare, and the Tech-savvy Nonprofit

When it comes to automation, investment in technology, and nonprofits, all too often it’s a matter of good people doing the wrong things for understandable reasons. The bottom line is this: if your… Continue reading

Why Cloud Technology Makes Sense for Nonprofits

It was early afternoon on the Thursday before the 4th of July weekend. I had left the office for a lunch meeting and when I came back something was amiss with my MacBook… Continue reading

Wanted: Volunteers – How Your Nonprofit Might Benefit from This Online Tool from Besa

I was reading an interesting article on Millennial volunteers at Nonprofit Quarterly (Nonprofit Uses of Technology to Engage Millennial Volunteers) and they mentioned an online volunteer recruitment service called Besa – I had… Continue reading

Introductions and Connections: Major Donors May Be Closer than You Think

The odds of uncovering a donor, let alone a major donor, from a purchased list are pretty slim. Even with a staggering amount of work, crafting your message, coordinating multimedia vehicle to deliver… Continue reading

Moves Management: Are You Focusing on Donors or Donations?

David Dunlop, Senior Development Officer at Cornell University, came up with a concept called Moves Management. He defines Moves Management as a strategy of changing people’s attitudes so they want to give. The… Continue reading

Nonprofits and the Paperless Office Nirvana

We’ve all been there. Scrambling for a piece of paper (an invoice, a document, a proposal) that we just can’t seem to locate. Full confession: I’ve ‘been there’ more than once. And, I… Continue reading

10 tips and tools for the busy nonprofit professional

Pomodoro Technique – Break down your day into 25-minute chunks so you can focus on ONE thing at a time with 5 minute breaks in between. Keeps your day from being B-O-R-I-N-G and… Continue reading

Life is Stranger Than Fiction

This is the true story of a nonprofit organization.  Really.  It’s a cautionary tale unfortunately including theft and violence. Here are a few of the more extraordinary facts: Executive management turmoil, firings, hirings, vacancies… Continue reading

Meeting Nonprofit Regulations and Standards – May 25 Webcast

Culling through my inbox I found an invitation from Massey Consulting to this webcast coming up next week. It looks like a good one. It’s free to nonprofits, but registration is required. Wednesday,… Continue reading

The Importance of a Good Hire for Your Nonprofit Team

What is the most creative work-related idea you have had?  Tell me about a conflict you had with a fellow-worker. How was it resolved?  If I call your previous employer, what comments will… Continue reading

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