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Power Tactics: Successful negotiation from a disadvantageous position

Written By: Dr. Evan Hoffman
March 22, 2010

What can realistically be done in these situations where you are negotiating from a less powerful position (which has been termed an asymmetric negotiation)? Well, it turns out that the answer is a lot.

Outcome Measurement: Defining your program

Written By: Eli Bennett
March 15, 2010

This is the third in a series of six articles that discuss outcome measurement. This month we will look at defining outcomes and logic models for the programs you have selected for measurement.

Strategy in challenging economic times

Written By: Jack Shand
March 1, 2010

Five strategic steps every not-for-profit board should undertake if the organization is to continue to deliver on the priority needs and expectations of its stakeholders.

Outcome Measurement: Charting the course

Written By: Eli Bennett
February 15, 2010

This is the second in a series of six articles that discuss outcome measuremen. We will look at the preparation needed to implement outcome measurement in your organization.

Outcome Measurement: An introduction to mission delivery

Written By: Eli Bennett
January 18, 2010

This is the first in a series of six articles that discuss outcome measurement: what it is, how to do it, and most importantly, how it will help your organization.

Leading change

Written By: Kathline Holmes
January 11, 2010

As a business owner, manager, or team leader, your leadership style has a huge impact on how your people react to change. Understanding the effects of change will help you lead your people through the process more effectively.

Developing a crisis management plan for your nonprofit organization

Written By: Paulette Vinette
November 16, 2009

Many not-for-profit organizations have faced crises. High-performing organizations are ready to respond, using their "Crisis Management Plan" (CMP).

Executive coaching: Another tool in the toolbox?

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
September 14, 2009

Whereas coaches in the corporate world have been popular for a while now - some even calling them "status symbols" - the same could not be said for the nonprofit sector. Until recently, that is. There are a number of signs indicating a change in attitudes.

How to obtain cost effective and useful legal services from a lawyer

Written By: Mark Blumberg
August 4, 2009

Legal services are a necessary and important part of maintaining a well run nonprofit or charity. Learn how to strategically manage legal services to get what you need at a price that is affordable.

Seven essentials for a successful executive transition

Written By: Becky Andrews and Rebecca Post
August 4, 2009

A change of leadership is never an easy time for a nonprofit. This article gives you an overview of the transition process and how it differs from a typical hire.

Upgrade your website's usability, enhance your bottom line: 3½ ways a great online user experience can help your organization right now

Written By: Kent Wakely
June 22, 2009

Follow these tips and improve the online experience your constituents have with your organization.

Building a new not-for-profit organization

Written By: Paulette Vinette
February 16, 2009

This is the first in a series of articles to assist people involved in building a new not-for-profit organization. Over the next several months, we will discuss key steps in building a solid organization.

How some associations are coping in challenging economic times

Written By: Paulette Vinette
January 19, 2009

As someone whose life work has been serving the not-for-profit community, I've observed how numerous associations are coping in these challenging economic times. Here are some stories

Hosting a successful conference: An exhibitor's point of view

Written By: Sharron Batsch
December 8, 2008

How to host a successful conference: tips and tools.

Governance Q&A: Removing board members

Written By: Jane Garthson
December 1, 2008

A look at all the possible consequences when chairs and board members are removed from their positions.

Governance Q&A: Buying carbon offsets for air travel

Written By: Jane Garthson
October 6, 2008

When traveling overseas, what should ethical charities do to reduce their carbon footprint?

Ten most useful features of CRA's Charity Directorate website

Written By: Mark Blumberg
October 5, 2008

This article directs readers to helpful sections of the Canadian Revenue Agency's Charity Directorate's website.

Dealing effectively with nonprofit board conflicts

Written By: Vince Hyman
September 3, 2008

How to identify, manage and resolve board disagreements.

How are you doing? Take a quiz - no one has to know

Written By: Paulette Vinette
August 18, 2008

By the time your planned evaluation programs kick in, it is too late to make adjustments if you drifted inadvertently. In this article, we offer an easy quiz to help you assess whether you are on track.

Online Fundraising: Attract donors with search engine optimization

Written By: Alan Sharpe
August 11, 2008

A nonprofit website that appears near the top of search engine results will witness a dramatic increase in traffic compared with competing websites that appear further down in the results.

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