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The NonProfit Times

 •  January 23

Career changes within the American Red Cross were predominantly employee-driven 15 years ago. Today, talent movement, leadership development and succession planning all help the Red Cross match employees to skillsets they are interested in within the organization. Leadership development has been one way that Red Cross employees have moved over by...

The NonProfit Times

 •  January 23

Managing an association can be a pressure-cooker job. Seemingly every day comes with new challenges, questions, concerns, and opportunities. With, not only your staff, but a host of members seeking your guidance, the job can sometimes feel like it’s too much. Shelley Row, president and CEO of Shelley Row Associates LLC, recommended stepping away...

The NonProfit Times

 •  January 23

To be a leader means being bold and true in your personal decisions and assuming responsibility for how you choose to spend your time in life. Leading yourself begins with knowing who you are, knowing your strengths, understanding your abilities, taking charge of your career and your future. This requires asking the right questions — the tough...

The NonProfit Times

 •  January 16

Losing members is a hazard of managing an association. For any number of reasons — budget, time, dissatisfaction, simple forgetfulness — members come and go every year. John Cusack, Peter Gabriel’s catalog, and a boombox can go a long way in winning lapsed members back, but there might be an easier approach. During her presentation, “Targeted...

The NonProfit Times

 •  January 15

It’s one of the first things our parents teach us, reteach us, and scold us for not doing: listening. We kept slipping up in that department as children and adulthood hasn’t suddenly made us exponentially better listeners. Following mom and dad’s advice from decades ago can, however, make our jobs easier today. During their session, “Apply Design...

The NonProfit Times

 •  December 21, 2017

The largest piece of tax reform since the Reagan administration is complete. The House of Representatives voted 224 to 201 in favor of the Republican-pushed tax plan on Wednesday, less than 24 hours following a 51-48 vote in favor of it in the Senate. Nonprofits of all types face a brand new giving landscape following a doubling of both the...

The NonProfit Times

 •  December 12, 2017

More than 60 percent of donors prefer to give online — four times as much as any other avenue — and half are inspired to give by social media or fundraising events. Those are some of the findings in the 2017 Global Trends In Giving report from the Public Interest Registry (PIR) and Nonprofit Tech for Good. The 17-page study by Reston, Va.-based PIR...

The NonProfit Times

 •  December 5, 2017

“Make up your mind.” How many times have you heard that expression or said it yourself? The decision-making process is more complex than many realize. As Albert Einstein once said: “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” So, what is going on in your mind as you mull your options?
Do you think people are...

The NonProfit Times

 •  October 23, 2017

Overall giving was down 6 percent through the first half of 2017 as compared to 2016 as 5 percent fewer donors gave as compared to the first six months of last year. The slow start has placed organizations across the country in a hole that only an epic year-end campaign can dig out. The blustery forecast comes from the Fundraising Effectiveness...

The NonProfit Times

 •  October 11, 2017

The United States Postal Service (USPS) filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) for a rate increase that, if approved, would increase postage rates anywhere from 2 to 4 percent, depending the class and category of mailings. The new rates would take effect on Jan. 21, 2018 after review by the PRC. The proposal would raise Mailing...