What Are Nonprofit Boards Concerned About in 2016?
The Nonprofit Quarterly conducted a “pulse” survey of nonprofit boards major concerns in 2016. Read more to discover the concerns of nonprofit boards across the country.
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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…Read More
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…Read More
A Checklist for Making Faster, Better Decisions
The Harvard Business Review explores ways to consistently make better decisions by using practices and technologies based on behavioral economics.
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For nearly a quarter century, a network of research and advocacy groups has kept a close eye on US state-level policymaking. Read more about how state governments affect nonprofits.Read More
Meet our New Membership Manager
We’re excited to introduce you to Andrew Robinson, CNE’s new Membership Manager. For information about CNE membership and the tools, programs, and resources we have…Read More
How to Select the Right Freelancer for the Work
Public and private sector organizations are increasing their dependence on external expertise. Selection of freelancers often looks at the obvious: expertise, relevant experience, cultural fit, availability and cost. But beyond these basics, Harvard Business Review has found…Read More
A Policy of Service: Batten Student Consultants Lend a Hand to Non-Profits
Learn how UVA public policy students are utilizing their analytic skills as consultants for Charlottesville nonprofits.
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The Role of Philanthropy and Nonprofits in Increasing US Voter Turnout
Virginia’s primaries are now behind us; however, we still have 9 more months of the presidential election ahead. Voter turnout is projected to remain modest, so what can the social sector do to improve voter turnout in…Read More
Join the Positive Revolution
Appreciative Inquiry, in a nutshell, asks, “Who are we when we’re at our best, and how can we get more of that?”
No learning how to do…Read More
The Modern Marriage Between Tech Philanthropy and Nonprofits: “It’s Complicated”
Our modern relationship with technology is full of promise. But does our culture’s celebration of the male-dominated tech world end up overshadowing critical skills like empathy that are required for social change?
Second-Generation Collective Impact
What separates collective impact efforts that spin their wheels from those that continue to gain traction for years to come? Former CNE board member, Saphira Baker, outlines the four elements that are essential to keep the flame burning: results,…Read More
The Magic of 30-Minute Meetings
How did an hour become our gold standard time allotment for basically everything? Learn how 30 minutes could improve and compress both your work life and your personal life.
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Learn the Art and Science of Grant Writing
Grant dollars are an essential source of revenue for nonprofits, but preparing a successful proposal can be an intimidating process for both…Read More
Could Giving Circles Rebuild Philanthropy from the Bottom Up?
Grassroots philanthropy could provide a healthier way of funding social change, but it also has its limitations.
Could Giving Circles Rebuild Philanthropy from the Bottom Up?Read More
Managing Defiance on a Nonprofit Board: A University Case
How should a board respond to a board member who publicly criticizes its decisions?
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The Power of Lean Data
Interested in useful data collection? Read up on how lean data designs can offer high-quality impact data quickly and inexpensively.Read More
Facilitate with Confidence
Facilitate (v): to help (something) run more smoothly and effectively
– Merriam-Webster Dictionary
We all “facilitate” every day in one way or another, even…Read More
The Magic of a Good Dashboard
What is the magic behind a nonprofit board dashboard? Learn more about keeping conversations with your board and staff on the same page.Read More
UVA Students Found Social Network App for Funding Charities
UVA students are helping raise money for local charities through friendly competitions on a new social networking app.
UVA Students Found Social Network App for Funding CharitiesRead More
Building Capacity Through Networks
Capacity Building 3.0? It has arrived – with powerful implications for nonprofits that leverage networks with other nonprofits.
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Grow into the Leader You Are
Are you looking to grow your leadership capabilities? Or do you supervise someone you think has great leadership potential?
Don’t miss out on CNE’s Emerging Leaders Circle. If you…Read More
The Gender Gap in Charitable Giving
Should your non-profit be tailoring fundraising efforts to reach women? The Wall Street Journal explores gender’s role in charitable behavior.
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Measuring What Matters
Find out about the five grant performance measurement traps and how to avoid them.Read More
The 2016 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report [Infographic]
Interested in improving your communications strategy? Take a look at the 2016 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report to get started.
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