Advancing Nonprofit Capacity

Monthly archives for November, 2012

What Every NPO Can Learn from Lindsey...

By now you’ve probably heard or read about Lindsey Stone, the woman who was fired from her job at a nonprofit organization after she posted a picture of herself on Facebook flipping the bird to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The picture was taken while Stone was on a work trip to Washington, D.C., […]

3 (Easy) Things to Remember for your ...

With the end of the year quickly approaching, and the Holidays already upon us (I hope everyone had a delicious, safe, and happy Thanksgiving), it is time to ramp up your Holiday giving campaign. If you have not already started, I suggest reading the latest blog from Ericka Kurtz (Holiday Mailings: Don’t Make Them Difficult) […]

Change is Eternal: Tips for Staying R...

Arthur Schopenhauer said, “Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal.” Perhaps that lesson is made most clear by the changes we’ve experienced in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors since the start of the Great Recession. The growth in competition for grants and donations is greater than ever before, as more nonprofits compete for flat or diminishing […]

Holiday Mailings: Don’t Make Th...

The holiday season is upon us and whether we like it or not, the rest of the year is a mad dash to complete projects and secure year-end gifts. Many nonprofit organizations use this time of year to wish people well and also to appeal for one last donation. This too, can be more complicated […]

Stress: An Ounce of Prevention is Wor...

As grant writers, we have probably all experienced the crush of the pressure to meet deadlines. When you have multiple deadlines to meet in a span of a few days, it can be easy for even the most experienced grant writers to stray from the routines that help us manage our work most efficiently. To […]

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