Involve volunteers in decision-making

Written By: Canadian FundRaiser
July 31, 1996

The relationship between staff and the board of directors.

Ethical principles may provide competitive advantage

Written By: Canadian FundRaiser
July 31, 1996

A list of ethical principles to set an organization apart.

Interest-free loans offer a variety of benefits

Written By: Sherry Rodney Kushner and Dr. Edward Pearce
July 30, 1996

An explanation of interest-free loans and how to encourage them.

Volunteer board members have legal liabilities

Written By: Brian Lechem
July 17, 1996

This article details volunteer board members' legal responsibilities.

Communication the key to building an effective board

Written By: Canadian FundRaiser
July 17, 1996

Communication strategies for creating and maintaining an effective board

Stop micro-managing

Written By: Brian Lechem
July 3, 1996

Why boards should stop micro-managing staff.

A methodology for conflict resolution

Written By: Canadian FundRaiser
May 1, 1996

Successful fundraising is always a team effort, and according to Del Staecker, who presented a session at the recent NSFRE International Conference, there are a number of common team characteristics, including the ability to manage conflict.

Fundraising foundations can serve a variety of purposes

Written By: Canadian FundRaiser
February 26, 1996

Three reasons why charities estabilsh foundations.

Be very careful when selecting a consultant

Written By: Canadian FundRaiser
February 12, 1996

How to select a consultant for your nonprofit organization.

Examining your investment strategy

Written By: Winsor Pepall
December 26, 1995

This article considers investment strategies with endowments, foundation and pension funds.

What is a strategic plan?

Written By: Steve Bocska
December 12, 1995

A Strategic Plan is a blueprint of activities, strategies and workplans for your organization or business. Strategic Plans are best created by following this very simple four-step approach.

Making committees work

Written By: Kristin Duare McKinnon
December 12, 1995

The way committees are run is often the problem. This article addresses the "dos and don'ts" of successfully running a committee.

Co-Directing: A leadership "pas de deux"

Written By: Jim Campbell
December 12, 1995

In order to meet the challenges of a demanding environment authority has to be divested throughout the organization. Co-directing an organization is the strongest possible demonstration of a commitment to power sharing.

Excessive caution can cost you money

Written By: Winsor Pepall
November 27, 1995

This article explains how and why risk avoidance with nonprofit organization's funds can be costly.

Searching for an ethical approach to fundraising

Written By: Canadian FundRaiser
November 27, 1995

Three major themes for an ethics-based approach to charitable fundraising and planned giving.

Resolving the fundraising board/staff conflict

Written By: Canadian FundRaiser
August 15, 1995

Insights and suggestions for resolving fundraising conflicts between board and staff.

University and college foundations when and why they should be established

Written By: Canadian FundRaiser
July 11, 1995

Criteria for establishing a university and college foundation.

Building an ethical culture in an organization

Written By: Shirlene Courtis
May 27, 1995

How to build a culture of ethics in an organization.

Organizational transition --- pain for gain

Written By: Canadian FundRaiser
May 22, 1995

A look at the three phases of a nonprofit organization's life cycle and how staff and volunteers evolve within each phase.

Be intolerant of inertia, but tolerant of mistakes

Written By: Carol Chabot
March 27, 1995

When change must come to organizations, recognize that resistance develops as a result of stress increasing our need for comfort, predictability and inclusiveness.