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.

Grant Seeking 101: Managing the Grant

Connection Cafe

Now it’s time to do what you promised and manage the grant effectively. The whole organization needs to do the work, manage the finances, and report back. Nonprofit Nonprofit Fundraising applying for grants fundraising strategy grant management Grants 101

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A Nonprofit’s Guide to Risk Management

NonProfit Hub

As a nonprofit, there are plenty of opportunities to take and tough decisions to make. Risk management is something that needs to be a priority for nonprofit and for-profit businesses alike?especially What do we mean by “risk management”? The Alliance for Nonprofit Management defines risk management as, “[…] a discipline for dealing with the possibility that some future event will cause harm. Over half of the nonprofits?55

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A Nonprofit’s Guide to Risk Management

NonProfit Hub

As a nonprofit, there are plenty of opportunities to take and tough decisions to make. Risk management is something that needs to be a priority for nonprofit and for-profit businesses alike?especially What do we mean by “risk management”? The Alliance for Nonprofit Management defines risk management as, “[…] a discipline for dealing with the possibility that some future event will cause harm. Over half of the nonprofits?55

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Managing Conflicts of Interest: Tips for Nonprofit Leaders

Connection Cafe

If 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. Generally, outside interests involve current or past business relationships between the nonprofit and a responsible person.

Donor Data Management Dictionary

3rd Sector Labs

Every nonprofit needs a data management plan, especially for their donor data. The plan needs to address a variety of topics, such as data hygiene and enrichment , data usage in various communications activities , input/output management, and more.

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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.

Your Nonprofit’s New Data Management Process


These “4 A’s” just might be your nonprofit’s new way of planning your data management. Data management can be a tedious, difficult process. The first step to executing a successful data management plan is to accumulate data through a CRM.

8 Tools to Help Manage Your Nonprofit Website

Connection Cafe

That’s a lot to manage. At Firefly Partners , we do a lot of work to keep nonprofit websites functioning correctly and looking good. Here’s a roundup of a few of the best resources to help manage your nonprofit website: Down for Everyone, or Just Me? .

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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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. Digital Resources Nonprofit

Top 5 Content Management Systems Drive 62% of Nonprofit Websites [INFOGRAPHIC]

Connection Cafe

Recently, I dug under the web’s couch cushions to understand which content management tools nonprofits are currently using to manage their websites. I had pressing questions like: How many nonprofits still update their sites by hand with HTML editors like Dreamweaver?

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Why And How to Manage Your Volunteer Program Professionally

Connection Cafe

Volunteers are every nonprofit’s dream. 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.

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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6 Qualities A Nonprofit Database Management System Should Have


Nonprofits use databases to handle volunteers, donors, staff, and more. For smaller nonprofits, a database may be nothing more than an Excel file. Medium to large nonprofits might have an IT staff and a simple database, designed by the in-house development team.

3 Tips to Better Manage Accounting for your Ticket Sales

Connection Cafe

Arts & Cultural organizations tend to have more unique revenue streams than any other type of nonprofit. Here are a few tips to help you better manage accounting for your ticket sales: Be Mindful of Revenue versus Deferred Revenue.

Stop the Daisy Chain of Bad Data Management

3rd Sector Labs

The root cause of bad data management for any organization – for-profit, nonprofit or government – can usually be found in the data management paradigm itself. We also have an online event management system. The data management plan.

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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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Crisis Management 101: Tips to Help You Survive Tough Times

Connection Cafe

Especially nonprofit leaders like you. This means, as a nonprofit leader, you should be realistic and accept that they WILL happen. Perhaps other nonprofits like yours would benefit from what you learned. Nonprofit Management Operations crisis communications crisis management

How Would You Rate Your Prospect Management System?| Part 3

Connection Cafe

Referring back to my previous blog in July , I am completing a series that outlines the various levels of prospect management we encounter with our clients. If you purchase a module within your CRM system for prospect management, then make sure the software company offers training.

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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. It’s no different for nonprofits, and donor data is at the top of the critical care list. The need for the Data Management Plan.

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The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

If you loved our 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2019 calendar! We've searched far and wide for the best and brightest nonprofit conferences from all around the country! Nonprofit Management. Nonprofit Management.

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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10 Goals for Nonprofit New Media Managers for 2015

AFP Blog

10 Goals for Nonprofit New Media Managers for 2015 : ''via Blog this

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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.

3 Ways to Manage & Grow Major Donor Relationships

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Major donors are the most valuable supporters of the nonprofit world. The key to achieving your nonprofit’s greatest goals? Keep them apprised of key developments within your nonprofit. By Emily Rose Patz , Senior Copywriter at DonorPerfect.

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.

Which Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Software is Best for Your Nonprofit?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The constant grind to find new funds is the challenge of every nonprofit. Nonprofits can easily track in-depth information regarding the number of meetings, relationships ties, and giving history. Who DonorPerfect is great for: Organizations that live and breathe moves management.

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 we support that, as community managers?

A Lesson on Budgeting from the Blackbaud Management Team

Connection Cafe

Step 1: Set the long term strategy with your management team. Financial Management Budgeting nonprofit accounting nonprofit financial management

More Organizations Turning to Nonprofit Software to Manage Their Data

NonProfit Hub

Based on a study conducted by Software Advice, NPOs are more commonly employing nonprofit-specific software to help manage their operations, fundraising and volunteers. For the second year, Software Advice interviewed nonprofits about what type of software they use to conduct business.

29 of the Best Nonprofit Event Management Software Tools

Wild Apricot

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

Introducing Blackbaud’s Portfolio of Fundraising and Relationship Management Solutions

Connection Cafe

let me confirm that Blackbaud has committed to continued investments and innovation in four primary fundraising and relationship management solutions for nonprofits. But Salesforce out-of-the-box wasn’t built to support mid-size and large nonprofits with their fundraising needs.

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. It is a meeting place, or a cross roads for nonprofit, business and civil society groups to come together around improving the state. In Defense of Community Managers. community community manager mmt role

How Would You Rate Your Prospect Management System?| Part 4

Connection Cafe

This is my final post in a four-part series that outlines the various levels of prospect management we encounter with our clients. In Part I , I covered rating choice “Level 1,” and how this signifies that an organization does not have a formalized prospect management system in place.

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The State of Nonprofit Donor Retention (And What To Do About It)

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

As such, for most nonprofit organizations, pursuing strategies to reducing donor losses is the most affordable strategy for increasing net fundraising gains. Unfortunately, across the nonprofit sector, donor retention rates are low and getting worse. retention donor management

Successful IT Volunteer Management


A few weeks ago, Common Impact mentioned to us that they thought not enough nonprofits were utilizing IT volunteers or were not getting what they needed out of the relationship. Why Do Some Nonprofits Hesitate to Engage IT Volunteers? Quick Tips for Successful IT Volunteer Management.

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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Internal Communications and Nonprofit Management Pt. 2 | Ft. Marc Pitman

NonProfit Hub

In this section, we chat about the shift in employees across the board—nonprofit or otherwise—becoming millennials. Nonprofits must improve their internal communications and nonprofit management to stay ahead of the trends. Marc Pitman appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

10 New Ideas For Managing Volunteers On A Low Budget


No matter what kind of budget your nonprofit has, everyone can agree that volunteers are one of the best investments–primarily because they are free! Here are our top 10 tips for managing your volunteers, especially if you’re working with a small budget: Look like a team.

Making time for time management


Time is perhaps one of the most valuable resources that we have, especially for nonprofits. How do you stay productive and make sure that every minute is contributing to the fulfillment of your organization''s mission?

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The Nonprofit Summer Reading List

Connection Cafe

The Nonprofit Summer Reading List. In the newest Blackbaud Institute eBook, 10 of the brightest minds from across the nonprofit sector share their unique perspectives to help you create a culture of philanthropy.

The Empty Inbox: Honing Productivity in Email Management

Byte Technology

His idea, known as Inbox Zero, is a defined and calculated approach to email management that seeks to keep one’s inbox clear—or nearly clear—at all times. After all, anyone can zip through their messages and take an “out of sight, out of mind” tact towards email management.