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Top 3 Reasons for Nonprofits to Send Press Releases

Is an article written by Courtney Compton for PR Newswire. The article identifies three reasons press release distribution will pay off for a nonprofit organization.

Tags - Communications and Networking
Top 5 Benefits of Having a Technology Plan

Is an article written by John Kenyon for Techsoup. In the article, Kenyon provides five top benefits which organizations can reap from technology planning.

Tags - Technology
Tracking Volunteer Time to Boost Your Bottom Line: A Complete Accounting Guide

How can nonprofits calculate what financial value to give to volunteer time? In this article, Dennis Walsh explains the benefits of tracking and accounting for volunteer time.

Tags - Management
Trade-Offs for Smaller Nonprofits Trying to Get Big

Many smaller nonprofits struggle to find the funds to grow or sustain their programs. And for most, growing revenue is more scattershot than science. How to connect the dots? To begin to answer these questions and others, a study was conducted on a group of fast-growing nonprofits to understand what sets them apart. This article shares that research and their stories to help other nonprofits navigate funding their own growth.

Tags - Capacity Building
Transform the Bored Room: Firecracker Facilitation Tips

Is an article written by Emily Davis for BoardSource. The article provides a handful of small tips to turn board and committee meetings into more enjoyable experiences without an expert facilitator.

Tags - Board Development
Transform Your Volunteer Processes with These Five Tips

This is an article written by Dhruv Khattar for NTEN. For those looking to streamline an organization’s volunteer management process, Khattar outlines a five-phase approach for deriving real, tangible outcomes.

Tags - Management
Transformative Scale: The Future of Growing What Works

As organizations try to scale impact with limited resources, they need more innovative solutions. In this article, Jeffrey Bradach and Abe Grindlet present nine strategies for addressing and achieving transformative scale.

Tags - Capacity Building
Transition Tips for Chief Executives and Boards of Directors

This article discusses how to build a stronger relationship between a nonprofit’s board and chief executive when planning transitions.

Treasurers of All-Volunteer Organizations: Eight Key Responsibilities

Is an article by Jay More than half of the nonprofits in the United States are all-volunteer organizations. This publication is a succinct guide for the 600,000 + treasurers of such organizations.

Tags - Finances and Sustainability
Trigger Emails Greeting Donors In The Morning

An article written for The Nonprofit Times, explains how to best zero-in on potential donors on a platform that gets them thinking about the nonprofit's cause before breakfast.

Tags - Fundraising
Trust in Civil Society: Understanding the Factors Driving Trust in Nonprofits and Philanthropy

Public trust is the currency of the nonprofit sector. The public's belief that nonprofits will "do the right thing" is one of the central reasons the sector exists. Communities have relied upon nonprofits to provide trusted sources of information, life-sustaining services, environmental stewardship, and places of refuge for centuries. In today's highly polarized environment, understanding and managing trust has never been more important for organizations to own their license to operate, lead, an

Tags - Philanthropy
Twelve Ways to Get a New Executive Director Off on the Right Foot

When a new executive is hired, the organization's Board usually breathes a huge sigh of relief. They have likely been working hard interviewing candidates or taking on additional tasks if the previous ED has departed. This article presents 12 ideas to help get a new executive director get started on a path to success.

Tags - Human Resources
Two Models for Nonprofit Funding Allocation: Lessons for Nonprofit Managers

Is an article by Maureen Berner, Meredith Hatch and Eileen Youens that discusses two models for nonprofit funding allocations and their relationship to government. It interweaves discussions with nonprofit managers and looks closely at ten local governments throughout the United States.

Tags - Finances and Sustainability
Types of Databases for Managing Constituents

Every nonprofit has constituents, and just like every other nonprofit, each one wants to track data about them. From donors to clients to volunteers to advocates to alumni, and many other types, any organization would love to find a magic system that lets them track everything they want to know about each type of constituent, including every interaction and every conversation they've ever had with the staff-plus the ability to spit out exactly the right information whenever it's needed.

Tags - Technology
UnderDeveloped: A National Study of Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising

All too often, nonprofit organizations pin their hopes and dreams for fundraising on one person – namely, the development director. This study’s results confirm that many of the fundraising challenges facing nonprofits today can be traced to high turnover and many other problems in the development director position.

Tags - Fundraising