Category Archives: Learning More about Nonprofit Issues

Chasing the “Elusive Butterfly” of Nonprofit Impact

Ever since the CEOs of the nation’s three largest charity watchdog agencies published a historic letter in June, 2013, encouraging donors to look beyond convenient economic metrics to find a nonprofit’s true impact, there has been a simmering national conversation about how donors should view a charitable organization’s overall performance and effectiveness. Eric Fraint, President

What Makes a Great Grant Proposal?

FOUNDATION LEADERS DESCRIBE ELEMENTS OF GOOD GRANT PROPOSALS Your Part-Time Controller convened a panel of foundation executives during a recent staff training to speak to its staff about important issues affecting its clients. Many of Your Part-Time Controller’s nonprofit clients depend upon foundations for their general operations and/or specific projects. In order to better help

Tips to Weather the Recession

TIPS FOR SURVIVING THE GREAT RECESSION —  FROM THE CFOS AT THE FRONT LINES Be strategic and focus exclusively on your core mission. If you have to lay off staff, do it all at once and only once. Be more creative. Undertake more marketing to build new relationships with key constituents. Consider merging with another nonprofit.

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