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  Content ideas for this site. Contribute Content

Share Your SuccessSome general ideas for content.

Some will also cross topical boundaries since many of the items are interrelated
such as reports, records, systems, the web etc.

In this case they may be posted in more than one location and also cross linked within the site.

  Ideas for Resources Employment. Employment
  • Motivating and retaining employees.
  • Working more effectively with central HR departments.
  • Sample job descriptions.
  • Sample job postings.
  • Posting your own jobs on this site.
  • Additional links to sites with job postings.
  Ideas for Resources Like minded. Like Minded
  • Links to software user groups.
  • Suggestions for links to additional web with good resources.
  • Software user groups what makes them important and why you should participate.
  • Becoming a part time consultant in a field.
  • Importance and challenges of writing articles for industry publications on a volunteer basis.
  Ideas for Resources More with less. More With Less
  • Budget strategies in times of budget reductions.
  • Managing growth in your chart of accounts and project tables.
  • Making efficient use of your time.
  • Tracking transactions processed and other work strategies.
  • The budget exercise, how to get more resources.
  • Effective policies and procedures.
  • Improving your training practices.
  • Organizational planning and budget strategies.
  • Effective processing of gifts.
  • Monitoring your receipting and acknowledgment practices.
  • Effective pledge collection and management strategies.
  • Hiring and retaining good people.
  • Physical environments for working effectively.
  • Gift counting and recording policies and procedures.
  • Effective events management.
  • Events management checklists.
  • Accuracy in gift entry.
  • Sample gift and pledge transmittal forms.
  • Integrating support services into the advancement development and planning processes.
  • Dovetailing services and support with campaigns. What works, what doesn’t?
  • Privacy legislation.
  Ideas for Resources Philanthropy. Philanthropy
  • Donor agreements, sample language.
  • Donor agreements, what’s accepted, what shouldn’t be.
  • Customer services management, how to handle calls from donors and prospects.
  • Organizations on the web with useful philanthropic related content.
  • Organizations with web sites related to topical areas of interest.
  Ideas for Resources Potpourri. Potpourri
  • Other sites with lists and lists of web sites on specific topics of interest.
  • Information that doesn’t fit in anywhere else on this site.
  • Information that could fit everywhere on this site.
  Ideas for Resources Records. Records
  • Improving your data integrity processes.
  • Tracing effectively.
  • Document imaging practical strategies tips and tricks.
  • Useful vendors selling data update and cleansing strategies.
  • Shadow databases and how to integrate them into the main institutional database.
  • Records updating policies and procedures.
  • Decentralized vs. centralized data entry of records.
  • Privacy legislation and opt out codes.
  Ideas for Resources Reporting, Reporting
  • Creating your reporting environment.
  • Effective report deployment strategies.
  • Managing your technical staff and reporting team in a reporting environment.
  • Data warehouses and reporting servers.
  • Favorite report samples.
  • The relationship of the web to report production and deployment.
  • Managing report requests and the reporting queue.
  • Managing the annual fund request.
  • Reporting standards.
  Ideas for Resources Revenue. Revenue
  • Annual fund effectiveness.
  • Annual fund training.
  • Branding and marketing.
  • Hiring, monitoring and other telemarketing employment practices.
  • Planned giving successes.
  • Reunion giving.
  Ideas for Resources Research. Research
  • Research links of interest.
  • Research profile samples and improvements.
  • Managing your research staff.
  • Testing potential new hires for their research abilities.
  • Essential resources needed for the research shop.
  • Challenges of running a small research shop.
  • Research and working in a smaller community.
  Ideas for Resources Systems. Systems
  • Backup and recovery strategies.
  • System acquisitions.
  • Project charters, RFPs and other system acquisition documentation.
  • Software installation.
  • Managing technical staff.
  • Centralized vs. decentralized control and management of systems.
  • Additional vendors for vendor listings.
  • Pre installation checklists for new projects.
  • Effective project management.
  • Technology mentoring and making sure you’re grandfathering technical knowledge.
  Ideas for Resources Web sightings. Web Sightings
  • Notable alumni and friends web sites.
  • Ideas for web site content.
  • Additional links to useful sites for web development.
  • What makes an effective alumni and friends web site.
  • Using statistics to manage and monitor your web site.
  • Sample web site forms.
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