Management & Operational Advice

How to Invest in and Foster Your Employee’s Passions in the Nonprofit Sector

How to Invest in and Foster Your Employee’s Passions in the Nonprofit Sector

My passion for working in the nonprofit sector and making a positive difference in the communities around me are my constant energizers in life. I have many professional ambitions to find community-based solutions to societal problems and am very determined to dedicate my future to doing so. I am … [Read More...]

How to Make Sure a New Hire Aligns with Your Nonprofit’s Values and Organizational Culture

When the “Right” Candidate Is All Wrong: How to Make Sure a New Hire Aligns with Your Nonprofit’s Values and Organizational Culture

“We just can’t understand it. [X] was an absolutely outstanding candidate — the right skills, the right experience, the right background. Looked great on paper, interviewed well, had impeccable references. But now we’re three months in, and things just aren’t working out. Where did we go wrong?” … [Read More...]

Nonprofit News

Nonprofit Board Tips

Increasing Board Performance –– Out On the Street

Creating a comfortable, fluent, corps of ambassadors Your board is an incredibly valuable resource to your organization. Both when assembled and in smaller groups, board members have a role in stewarding the trajectory of your organization––and provide oversight through participation on audit, finan … [Read More...]

How to Broaden your Donor Base to Young People

How to Broaden Your Donor Base to Young People

As the holidays are fast approaching, many nonprofits are very much in the fundraising mindset. From my experience at my previous nonprofit internships, the time from Halloween to New Years was when the biggest bulk of our donations came in. Since this time is vital for nonprofits to reach their … [Read More...]

Nonprofit News & Opinions

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How Effective Is Your Board Fundraising Committee?

Nonprofit boards have struggled for years to develop effective board fundraising committees. According to the BoardSource 2012 Governance Index, 46% of nonprofit CEOs gave their boards “D” or “F” grades for their fundraising efforts. Simone Joyaux in a current NPQ Newswire* raises some pertinent q … [Read More ...]

How Nonprofits Can Best Reach Out & Engage Potential Post-Grad Employees

How Nonprofits Can Best Reach Out & Engage Potential Post-Grad Employees

As someone who is a recent post-grad and interested in entering a career in the nonprofit sector, I’ve been paying close attention to the relationships I have built over the past few years with various nonprofit and how they came to be. During my four years in college I was grateful to have had the o … [Read More ...]

Planning Your Nonprofit Organization: A Primer on Writing a Nonprofit Business Plan

Planning Your Nonprofit Organization: A Primer on Writing a Nonprofit Business Plan

In the corporate jungle, the nonprofit is a very different animal. From its purpose and goals to its bottom line, a nonprofit organization operates in a unique manner, one that is essential to understanding, for successful entry into that specific market niche. Much of the nonprofit business plan is … [Read More ...]

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Get Ahead of Transition: How Executive Directors Can Plan For Fund Development Staff Turnover.

No Executive Director wants to hear this, but staff turnover is inevitable and their fund development staff likely won't necessarily stay with their organization long-term. An Executive Director should be preparing for their Development Director's exit, as they will most likely leave in a few short … [Read More ...]

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