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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 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 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 […]