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CURRENTS Article Los bonos en la procuración de fondos son una táctica usada para atraer y retener a los que contribuyen de alguna manera a la institución, aunque de alguna forma son menos controversiales que antes, no todos creen en los bonos. ¿Cómo son los programas de bonos y cuáles son otras formas de motivar?
CURRENTS Article Fundraising bonuses are one tactic used to attract and retain those who contribute to the institution's bottom line, but while they are less controversial than they once were, not everyone is a believer. What do different bonus programs look like and what are other ways to motivate top talent?
Advance Work: Rewarding Work
CURRENTS Article Kent State has had success with a bonus program for its fundraisers, in spite of the recession.
Office Space: The Motivation Equation
CURRENTS Article Many advancement managers face the same dilemma: Employees enjoy the campus environment, but they may tire of the actual work they are doing. If they remain unhappy, they may move on. Using good listening skills, managers should focus on discovering what motivates their staff. Managers need to be flexible and willing to offer employees new career paths within the office to keep them feeling fulfilled and motivated.
Campaign Fatigue Syndrome
CURRENTS Article As more campuses conduct capital campaigns more often and for more money, campuses face challenges in keeping not just donors but staff members from getting burned out. This article examines how continuous campaigns contribute to staff fatigue and burnout and explores how staffers often, after a successful campaign, leave for another institution (to run another campaign); how staffers gain momentum when they are always in campaign mode; how can campuses keep staffers happy and motivated.
Manager's Portfolio: Leading by Questioning and Listening
CURRENTS Article Strategic questions can uncover need-to-know information for team motivation and performance
AdvanceWork: Secrets and Lies
CURRENTS Article Advancement officers must set achievable, measurable goals for their employees. The alternative, according to a recent study published in the "Academy of Management Journal," is employees potentially behaving unethically in order to reach their targets.
AdvanceWork: Class Acts
CURRENTS Article Alumni employees should be rewarded for their loyalty to alma mater. This article highlights several recognition efforts that advancement officers have implemented to celebrate and thank their alumni employees. Campuses profiled include Norfolk State University, Thomas Edison State College, Kennesaw State University, Simpson College, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Manager's Portfolio: Accentuate the Positive
CURRENTS Article University of Michigan Business School researchers introduce a new field of study, positive organizational scholarship, and share strategies for creating a positive work environnment that leads to a more profitable, productive, and innovative organization.
Manager's Portfolio: Managing Millennials
CURRENTS Article To motivate the student workers often called Millennials (born between 1978 and 1997), advancement managers need to understand their independent, individualistic ways. In particular, managers should consider the best ways to make assignments, give them perks, and help them understand workplace expectations.
Small Office: Serving as the Chief Encouragement Officer
CURRENTS Article Directors of small advancement offices can use motivational strategies to protect their staff from burnout. Here are five suggestions for becoming a skilled motivator: 1) Establish clear goals and objectives. 2) Lead by example. 3) Celebrate successes. 4) Empower the staff. 5) Be a cheerleader.