CNE Blog

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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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…

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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,…

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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…

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