CNE Blog

Month: April 2016

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…

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An Invitation to Celebrate

celebration_2016_invite_finalLet’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…

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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.

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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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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…

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