The post-recession executive director
If they haven’t already, now is the time for executive directors to identify and strengthen the skills they need to survive multiple bouts with the Great Recession.
Philanthropic culture key for fundraising
Nonprofits that want to build their fundraising capacity need to change their organizational culture through a focus on philanthropic history and strategies, community needs and genuine engagement of donors.
Fundraisers’ pay dips slightly
Salaries for charitable fundraisers in the U.S. and Canada fell slightly in 2010 after posting big increases in 2009, and were significantly higher for men than for women, for fundraisers with certification credentials than for those with none, and for fundraisers working for consulting firms, a new survey says.
Half of donations in state reach charities
Slightly more than half the donations North Carolinians made last year to nonprofits through professional solicitors actually reach the intended charity, a new report says.
Older donors most generous
Baby Boomers and older donors are the most valuable givers and give mainly through the mail to nonprofits, which should focus their fundraising spending on the donors and giving channels that generate the biggest return now and perform the best, a new study says.
Nonprofit salaries in 2010
As nonprofit executives and boards begin the budgeting process, many are wondering whether, and by how much, they should raise salaries this year.
Nonprofits running on empty
Nonprofits and their employees are “stretched to the breaking point” by the troubled economy, and although adapting to the strain and digging deep to address rising demand for services, they need some relief to sustain their work, a new report says.
Most fundraisers predict growth
Sixty-one percent of fundraisers polled by the Association of Fundraising Professionals expect to raise more in 2010 than in 2009, while 15 percent expect to raise the same amount and 23 percent expect to raise less.
Pay rises faster at community foundations
Salaries for CEOs and program officers at community foundations are growing much faster than for their counterparts at private foundations, a new report says.
Basics of the nonprofit job hunt
To carry out an effective job search in the nonprofit sector, it is important to identify resources, conduct research and spend the time it takes to prepare well.