Policies, Processes, and Protocols: Three Keys to Building a Diverse Workplace
Read about the new tools necessary to address institutional bias, and to set a new standard for diversity and inclusion at social sector organizations.
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Community Engagement Matters (Now More Than Ever)
Data-driven and evidence-based practices present new opportunities for public and social sector leaders to increase impact while reducing inefficiency. But in adopting such approaches, leaders must avoid the temptation to act in a top-down manner. Instead, they should design…Read More
Self-Coaching Strategies for Nonprofit Leaders
Read these self-coaching tips that will prove useful for all nonprofit leaders. These strategies could greatly reduce time wasted in needless drama and miscommunication.
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Board Engagement Yields Strong Relationships
It’s true. Board members – engaged ones – can mean the difference between a struggling philanthropy program and a thriving culture of philanthropy that yields strong donor relationships and…Read More
An Invitation to Celebrate
Let’s celebrate our brightest moments in the colorful and creative IX Art Park. Join us outdoors for good food and great conversation, Tuesday, June 7, 5pm to 7pm.
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The Case for Investing in Nonprofit Talent
Between 1992 and 2011, research by Talent Philanthropy, foundations devoted less than 1% of grant dollars toward supporting the recruitment, retention, compensation, development, or retirement of nonprofit talent. In fact, grantmakers send signals encouraging nonprofits to deemphasize staff development and…Read More
How Snapchat is Revolutionizing Modern Day Advertising for Nonprofits
Social media in general has had a profound impact on the way that people interact and do business, but many people have overlooked its effects on nonprofits. Social media ads and sharing have increased awareness for organizations in a…Read More
New “Bright Spots” Report a Goldmine for Nonprofits about Successful Fundraising at the Grassroots
What makes one grassroots group so much better at fundraising from individual supporters than another? The secrets are embedded in this research report, and it has everything to do with mindset.Read More
Technology Changes, Good Management Doesn’t
Because human nature doesn’t change, the fundamental art and science of managing human beings doesn’t change either – but you wouldn’t know it from reading the popular business press that pledge quantum leaps in managerial effectiveness.Read More
Philanthropy and Inclusivity: A Longstanding Problem That Must Be Treated as Urgent
When it comes to diversifying American philanthropy, few would argue that there has been too little discussion about making the sector look more like the people it serves. The real challenge has been to set in motion the measures…Read More
The Lazy Funder’s Guide to High-Yield Philanthropy
Read the Stanford Social Innovation Review’s six ways to do more funding with less.
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An Investment in Talent Development
What’s one of the most important activities within your organization, and often the hardest to accomplish? Talent development. And yet, intentional staff cultivation is one of the best ways to keep your organization stable and focused on mission.
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When Was the Last Time You Asked, “Why Are We Doing It This Way?”
When stakes are high, it can be difficult for leaders, especially senior ones new to their roles, to pause before acting. Here’s advice for how to give yourself time to reflect and lead with questions.Read More
No Exit: The Case for Nonprofit Holding Companies
Learn more about how applying the structure of a holding company to the nonprofit and social enterprise sectors could help both small, high-potential organizations and larger anchor organizations flourish.Read More
Now or Forever: Rethinking Foundation Life Spans
One big question of philanthropy is how much should be spent now to solve today’s urgent problems and how much should be conserved to deal with future concerns. Philanthropists, Congress, and the courts have all weighed in…Read More
Foster a Culture of Philanthropy
Are you motivated to generate a culture of philanthropy within your organization?
A culture of philanthropy is one which everyone – board, staff, and executive director – plays a role in raising resources. It is not just…Read More