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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 9, 2018

How to Maintain Donor Engagement Between Asks

Remember when you first went off to college and pretty much only called your parents to ask (okay, beg) for money? Well, your mom and dad still had to love you unconditionally, but if you do the same thing to your donors, they probably won’t stick around. Interacting with your donors between asks will increase their loyalty to your organization, generate repeat donations and lead to strong, lifelong bonds. Here’s how: Thank them This should […]
August 13, 2018

How to Own Your Executive Director Role

One of the hardest parts of starting a new job is becoming comfortable with your position and all that it entails. Onboarding processes are helpful, but they can’t make you completely accustomed to your role. Owning your role take time and a whole lot of practice; it can several months to truly get in the swing of things. If you’re the executive director your role becomes harder still: you need to be a good manager while […]
August 15, 2018

11 Nonprofit Thought Leaders You Should Be Following

Looking for some inspiration? Check out these social media accounts and websites from the best thought leaders the nonprofit sector has to offer. (Side note: many of these folks have spoken at Cause Camp, and, who knows, maybe some of them will come back in 2019!). 1. Julia Campbell (@JuliaCSocial) Julia is an author, consultant and speaker who helps plan and launch modern nonprofit marketing campaigns. She helps organizations get more visibility and online connections […]