What if resisting the urge to check your work email on the weekends is about more than a healthy life balance? Studies show that failing to take…Read More
Believe it or not, we all have bias. These unconscious assumptions often inform our decisions and can have an adverse effect on diversity in the workplace. For example, resumes with African-American names get fewer call backs…Read More
3 Nonprofit Fundraising Lessons Learned from Political Campaigns
What marketing and fundraising strategies can nonprofits glean from the elections this year, and how should we adapt those strategies for the longer duration and comparatively smaller scale of…
The Pitch Is Dead. Long Live the Conversation.
The nature of philanthropy is changing, but how should that affect the way we interact with prospective funders? Hear from a philanthropist writing for Stanford Social Innovation Review on…
The New Rules of Brainstorming
For an exercise that’s supposed to foster creativity, a brainstorming session often leaves us feeling scattered and out of focus. How can we adjust the norms of the process for better results? Read this…
You know that sinking feeling. Your programs are securely funded, but when your printer needs servicing, you’re faced with a depleted operations budget. You’ve spent half your day Googling “printer self-service tips” in an effort to avoid accruing overhead…Read More
What Social-Sector Leaders Need to Succeed
Chronic under-investment is placing increasing demands on social-sector leaders. New research suggests ways they can meet the leadership challenge. Read this McKinsey & Company article to learn more.
How to Maintain Confidentiality in the Boardroom without Generating Fear
Maintaining a healthy dynamic between a board and staff is challenging. This Conscious Governance article weighs in on when, if ever, it’s appropriate for a nonprofit board to have…
We’ve talked to you about mindfulness in the workplace and how it can improve organizational health. But when you are in a leadership role, self-care often comes last.
Science proves it! You will be more productive,…Read More
Is Your Mission Statement Trying Too Hard?
When one sentence can be the shaping force behind your nonprofit, it’s important to put in the time to craft a mission statement that matters. This article from the fundraising coach discusses…
How can integrating technology and personal storytelling enhance fundraising efforts? This article from Top Nonprofits provides some guidance on the topic.Read More
What do nonprofits founded in the past decade do differently and what can more established organizations learn from the successes and failures of startups? This Nonprofit Quarterly article explores the…Read More
We all know that social media has transformed outward-focused communication strategies and possibilities for institutions of all types, but social tools show promise for altering the way organizations communicate internally as well….Read More
How can a national nonprofit successfully update the fabric of the institution to ensure its relevance? Read this Stanford Social Innovation Review article about how Girl Scouts of the…Read More
How do we separate our identities from our ideas and our work? What are the consequences of absorption in our work, especially when projects fail? Rob Caucci, CEO and Co-founder at Pijon,…Read More
How can leaders strive to become more effective at getting things done without overworking themselves or their employees? This Harvard Business Review article provides 4 simple tips for maximizing…Read More
The team at CNE wants you to succeed in all ways, from delivering your mission to retaining talent. The CNE Nonprofit Salary and Benefits Survey is the area’s only aggregate resource for making competitive and informed compensation decisions. Change is on…Read More