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August 7, 2018

How and When to Let a Volunteer Go

Chances are, as a nonprofit manager, firing volunteers ranks very low on your list of job duties. However, as with any relationship, sometimes you have no choice but to cut ties. Letting a volunteer go is uncomfortable, difficult and downright awkward, but hopefully we can alleviate some of that weirdness with these tips. Preventative measures Most volunteers are competent and cooperative, so if you do a solid job throughout your screening process, firing them should […]
August 3, 2018

[PODCAST] What’s Next? with Gina Trimarco

In this episode, Gina Trimarco and Randy Hawthorne discuss the importance of running your organization like a business, no matter its tax classification. They talk leadership transitions, the importance of human understanding and, of course, they share about a million laughs. Gina Trimarco, CEO/Founder of Pivot10 Results and Carolina Improv Company, is a serial entrepreneur, speaker and trainer with 25 years of experience in marketing, sales, operations and people training. She specializes in training that helps people […]
July 31, 2018

3 Nonprofit Newsletters You Need in Your Inbox

It can be tough to convince yourself to subscribe to a newsletter—especially if you already have dozens of them flooding your inbox each week. But there are reasons why we and millions of others subscribe: they provide useful, concise information; we know when to expect them; they can be sleek and pretty. It seems like just about every company on the planet has a newsletter now-a-days, but there are some that are just plain better. […]
July 27, 2018

How to Bounce Back When You’re Told No

Here’s a hard truth: at some point, if it hasn’t happened already, a potential donor will tell you “no” when you ask for money. It stings, but it’s a normal part of life in the nonprofit sector. And while this may feel like the end of the world at first, with the right attitude, you can turn that rejection into a positive learning experience. First thing’s first, it’s important to identify the different types of […]