You can email me at clanhanna62@gmail.com My blog archives and post labels are way down at the bottom of the page.


Monday, September 6, 2010

10 Ways A Nonprofit Can Lose Support

I've worked with a lot of nonprofit organizations - humanitarian aid, churches, mission groups and so on. I've seen the good, the bad and the ugly. And I've seen leadership of nonprofits bewildered as to why their organization starts to lose momentum; with donors and volunteers drifting away.

From my observations, these are some of the reasons for a nonprofits decline.


1. Do not acknowledge donations – especially large donations.

2. Keep finances secret or hard to obtain.

3. Do not return contact attempts (calls, emails, letters).

4. Do not keep donors/members informed of activities and events.

5. Do not keep to posted business hours.

6. Do not respond to people who offer to do volunteer work.

7. Overwork and under appreciate volunteers.

8. Display an attitude that suggests volunteers/donors should feel privileged to work with the nonprofit.

9. Expect poor planning to become the volunteer’s emergency.

10. Do not keep meetings.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank you for coming walkabout with me! I enjoy comments and will try to answer questions quickly if I have a way to reply to you. Sorry I have had to put the word verification back on... the spam jerks (especially the Serbian ones... yeh, I check your addys) have been overloading me lately.

However... I do not approve comments whose purpose is to spam. My readers do not deserve such garbage. I also do not allow anonymous comments. If you have something to say, then put your name to it.