6 Tips for Better Grant Management

Connection Cafe

When it comes to getting—and managing—grants, common pitfalls can be avoided with the proper tools and policies in place. With all the budgeting, tracking, and reporting that can go into the process, managing grants can seem like a full-time job.

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Survival in the New Age of Grant Management

Connection Cafe

This post is part 2 of our New Age of Grant Management series. If you haven’t already, make sure to go back and read part one, Welcome to the New Age of Accountability in Grant Management. 2: Risk management starts before funding.

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Welcome to the New Age of Accountability in Grant Management

Connection Cafe

This monumental shift of responsibility onto grant recipients could be one of the most pivotal changes in grant management in decades. Let’s take a look at what is arguably one of the most pivotal shifts in grant management in decades. What Changed: Focus on Performance Management.

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How Fundraisers & Grant Managers Can Collaborate to Achieve Stronger Results

Connection Cafe

As a former grant manager who works on a daily basis with grant-makers, the complex, creative, diverse world of fundraising has been incredible to me. Both fundraisers and grants managers are at the center of it all, often managing many different stakeholders throughout the grantmaking cycle.

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3 Key Changes in Single Audit for Grant Managers

Connection Cafe

With the advent of the new Uniform Guidance, non-federal entities are expected to meet performance measurements, assess risk, and effectively manage their grants to a whole new set of regulations. This is part 2 of 3 in the Single Audit and the Uniform Guidance Blog Series.

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DIY Social Media Management

Amy Sample Ward

Yesterday, I had a lot of fun giving another webinar for Nonprofit Webinars, this time focused on DIY Social Media Management. Here’s an example: DIY Management Tools. DIY Social Media Management.

Managing Conflicts of Interest: Tips for Nonprofit Leaders

Connection Cafe

Nonprofit Management conflict of interest financial management nonprofit leadership policies and proceduresIf you’re involved in the leadership of a nonprofit organization, the last thing you want is a conflict-of-interest scandal to hurt the reputation of your organization.

Why And How to Manage Your Volunteer Program Professionally

Connection Cafe

All this makes their contribution invaluable, but just like with employees, they need to be managed professionally. So let’s take it step by step and look at why and how to manage your volunteer program professionally: 1. Volunteers are every nonprofit’s dream.

4 Major Benefits Of Using Managed IT Services


The post 4 Major Benefits Of Using Managed IT Services appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. General Tech Managed Services nonprofit nonprofit technology nonprofits npTechThink about how much of your day is spent working on a computer. Chances are pretty good, close to 99% of your work is done behind a keyboard and mouse. The need for robust technology has never been more important.

What’s in your data management plan?

3rd Sector Labs

Unfortunately, it’s true … and the only way to combat the problem is examine what’s in your data management plan. Technologies and tools used to capture and manage data change, get upgraded, get replaced. The need for the Data Management Plan.

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In Defense of Community Managers

Amy Sample Ward

But, operating as a community organizer or manager is such a filling and critical role for programs, platforms and even campaigns to be successful that the idea of herding cats turns into searching youtube for cutest kitten videos. I wanted to share the short “defense&# of Community Managers that I wrote to get your feedback as well as to gather your ideas, examples and so on of why Community Managers are important to our work! In Defense of Community Managers.

How Nonprofit New Media Managers Can Manage Mobile and Social Media Burnout

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nonprofit new media managers often battle mobile and social media burnout. Plugged in from early morning to late afternoon and early evening, many new media managers struggle to find balance at the end of day when they need to shift their mental focus to personal and family responsibilities.

How Nonprofit Professionals Can Manage Workplace Stress Triggers

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

People can actually increase their emotional intelligence by working on the skills – and manage their stress better. Self-care and managing your stress is all about establishing and maintaining good habits, and writing it down helps you change and commit to the good habits.

Social Media Crisis Management for B2B


Before you start sending out messages on social media when crisis hits, communicate with the team that developed the crisis management strategy to make sure you’re all on the same page. Murphy’s Law states that anything that can go wrong will go wrong.

[Cool Infographic Friday] Management Consulting


The post [Cool Infographic Friday] Management Consulting appeared first on SocialFish. OK, this isn’t an infographic, I lied. But hahahahaha. More like this.

Five Subtle Lessons from Great Community Managers


——– Here are five non-obvious yet compelling lessons from great community managers we’ve picked up in several years of working alongside them in their online communities. 1) Managing a community takes more time than you think.

Help Us Promote Community Manager Appreciation Day January 23


Can you help us promote Community Manager Appreciation Day? Would you please share this with any other community managers (and friends of CM’s) that you know?

Everything You Need To Know About Online Community Management


I’ve partnered with Ben Martin of Online Community Results to offer an on-demand, crash course on the Essentials on Online Community Management (EOCM). We designed this course for community managers (full or part-time) and the executives who oversee community management.

The Future of Association Management Systems


This seems to be the question that has haunted association execs for more than 25 years when the initial association management system hit the not-for-profit marketplace. What’s the future of AMS?

Project Management Tips: Team

Connection Cafe

By: Jett Winders , Program Manager, Charity Dynamics. As a nonprofit professional, you wear many hats, often including being a project manager for your organization’s technology projects. 7 Tips for Effective Team Management.

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The State of Community Management 2014


More importantly, because the data confirms that community management process maturity enables value, it allows community teams to change the conversation with stakeholders from should they invest to what they should invest in – a critical change to the conversation.

Are you a community manager?


Are you an association/nonprofit community manager (or association exec with community management newly thrust upon you?). share your own experiences and get help from colleagues on your own thorny community management issues. How do you report activity to upper management?

Community Management Cheat Sheet


Click to enlarge. Via Mike Schwede. BONUS: Here’s our version, this one created for ASCE and shared with permission. ————– ( photo credit ). Potluck

Time-Saving Tools and Apps for Social Media Management


Appropriate, effective management is the key to ensuring you get the returns for your social media marketing investments. You’ll agree that proper management is in fact, the key to doing anything right. SproutSocial is a social media engagement and management tool wrapped in one.

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Community Managers in Scientific Communities


I was privileged to teach a module about Aligning Community Management and Workplace Culture to the new class of Community Engagement Fellows at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Aligning community management with workplace culture from WorkXO.

29 of the Best Nonprofit Event Management Software Tools

Wild Apricot Blog

If you’re looking to raise more money and make managing your events easier, here’s a list of 29 event management software tools that can help you out. star tools software planning nonprofit management event best

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Calling all online community managers!


Each year, The Community Roundtable publishes survey research, The State of Community Management , that examines the growth of and changes in online community and community management. They invest in management, but their instincts are to squelch dissent.

Would you join a Community Manager Association?


So obviously associations–even small ones–are willing and able to pay dues to ASAE and many other associations that support other disciplines within associations–marketing, PR, information management, accounting, publications….basically Would you join an association for community managers?

The State of Community Management 2015


The 2015 State of Community Management Report is out!! While many organizations realize the importance of community management, too many still take only a technology centric or tactical view of online communities. The 2015 State of Community Management Webinar from Higher Logic.

The Foundation Operations and Management Report—New Advice for Funders and Grantmakers

Connection Cafe

At Exponent Philanthropy, one of the ways we help our members look inward is via our annual Foundation Operations and Management Report. Among the more interesting items revealed in the just-released 2017 Foundation Operations and Management Report is the gender pay gap that exists among small-staffed foundations. Foundations Champions of Social Good Foundations Management Foundations Operations funders grantmakers

10 Must-Have Skills for Nonprofit New Media Managers

Nonprofit Tech for Good

In 2013 the number of nonprofits that hired part-time or full-time new media managers increased fourfold. It’s very difficult to find a new media manager that encapsulates all the skills listed below. To do it well, these managers must be exceptional multitaskers.

Top Rated Social Media Management Tools [INFOGRAPHIC]

John Haydon

Have you thought about using SproutSocial, Hootsuite or AgoraPulse to help manage social media? The post Top Rated Social Media Management Tools [INFOGRAPHIC] appeared first on John Haydon.

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How Some Big Brands Manage Social Media


As always, there’s lots of data, but much more importantly, this video/slide deck includes several case studies showing how companies are handling social media management at scale. This also includes some discussion of social media management systems.

3 Ways To Be An Outstanding Volunteer Manager


Volunteer managers have the immeasurably difficult task of keeping a workforce happy who is receiving no monetary compensation for their efforts. The post 3 Ways To Be An Outstanding Volunteer Manager appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology.

Project Management Tips: Timeline

Connection Cafe

By: Jett Winders , Program Manager, Charity Dynamics. In our first post on project management, we identified seven characteristics of a winning project team. Honest Expectations: Many project managers underestimate how much of their time is needed to help coordinate the project.

10 Goals for Nonprofit New Media Managers for 2015

Nonprofit Tech for Good

After the holiday break new media managers return to work energized to update and implement their list of priorities for the upcoming year. Skilled new media managers are essential for nonprofits to adapt quickly to advances in technology.

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NEW! Essentials of Online Community Management On-Demand Course


I’ve partnered with Ben Martin of Online Community Results to offer an on-demand, crash course on the Essentials on Online Community Management (EOCM). We designed this course for community managers (full or part-time) and the executives who oversee community management.

Angels as Assets: The Importance of Volunteer Management Software

Byte Technology

From tracking donations and expenditures, the success or failure of fund-raising events, staff protocols and effectiveness, lists of donors large and small and so much more, the organization that shirks information management does so at their own peril.

2013 State of Community Management Report Stresses Importance of Community Managers


Even though my current role is broader than community management, I’m still a community manager at heart and it’s still my passion. If you want to see value from online community, you need to invest in community management. Community management is an inside job.

5 Ways To Manage Volunteers And Get Work Done


As a result, managing the two very different populations of workers is going to present a manager attempting to get the most out of their workers a variety of different challenges. Image courtesy of Chameleon Marketing.