Many small nonprofits aren’t ready to hire a search firm to find their next executive director. Organizations can do the search themselves but should involve people in the process who have experience in searches and follow best practices. Below is an overview of the process that will result in the best possible hire on a budget. Keep in mind that this method will take a significant amount of the board’s time to carry out.
Below are a few options that were reasonably priced, well-liked, and cloud-based. It was hard to find options as many lists for “grants management software” were for funders. Here are three options that are a step up from the basic spreadsheet that most of us wind up using. The other option is of course to use project management software, especially if you are already using it to manage other projects. Some CRMs also include it as a function. Both of those are beyond the scope of this article.
Whether you’ve been awarded a federal grant, or are considering whether you’re ready for one, there is a lot to do. I have managed many federal grants, and found they have a lot of similarities, no matter which department they are from. Here are some important tips on how to manage the funds correctly.