CNE Blog

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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Why Nonprofits Need to Give Workers a Sense of Purpose

Many nonprofit leaders assume that their mission is enough to make work meaningful for their teams through extrinsic rewards, but researchers suggest a purpose gap exists among most nonprofit workers. Explore how nonprofits can shrink this purpose gap without…

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Calling All Board Members

If your organization relies on philanthropic gifts, then board members are critical assets in building a strong culture of philanthropy. Board members are your most strategic volunteers, offering their time, talent and treasure to your mission, and can be…

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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. Learn how leaders can design and implement programs in ways that engage community members directly in the work of social…

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CNE is excited to launch 7 Actionable Principles for a Strong Social Sector!

We encourage you to check out the site and you can find a recording of our launch town hall here.

CNE Members: Schedule a complimentary hour of support and coaching around the 7 Actionable Principles here.