To change systems, power has to shift. And yet implementation of systems change often ignores this central aspect.Read More
Many business schools are focused on the question of how to make greater profits, but at the University of Virginia two business schools have teamed up to help non-profits increase their…Read More
Governance expert John Carver was famous for saying “organizational performance is synonymous with chief executive performance.” In other words, if an organization is performing well, the CEO must be good. And, if an organization…Read More
In this webinar, Stephanie Skryzowski will show you the foundation of financial management, why transparency in your financials is important, who should see your financials, how to present the financials, and specific reports and metrics…Read More
A look into the potential for philanthropy to build communities within Indian Country, and how to actually do so.Read More
Nine supporting activities that can help make collective impact approaches to social change more nuanced and rigorous.Read More
What is leadership? Knowing that management is directive and leadership is connective is a great place to start, but social good leaders often struggle with understanding and balancing these two.
To explore what leadership really…Read More
Celebrate Latinx Heritage
It may come as a surprise to many, but Cinco de mayo is not Mexico’s version of the Fourth of July. September 16 is the day those of Mexican heritage celebrate the…Read More
Helping create and sustain healthy donor relationships is one of the most important things your board team can do to support your organization. If you have strong donor relationships,…Read More
Many popular approaches to philanthropy prioritize measurement and maximizing charitable impact when making decisions about where monies should be invested. But, should all charitable decision-making…Read More
Meet a Member of Our Board
Each year, CNE invites two new Board Academy graduates to participate in the Board Fellows program. Board…Read More
In an unusual move, five of America’s wealthiest foundations have joined forces to do more to help grantees pay for rent, decent wages, technology, and…Read More
Creative concepts that highlight starving children, downtrodden veterans and hopeless people experiencing homelessness in an effort to “pull on the heartstrings of donors” have been utilized by nonprofits large and small for…Read More
In this episode, Kristina and Ben say goodbye to summer and August Recess, but not our student loans. They also discuss the latest nonprofit policy updates, including a recently passed federal budget law, political…Read More
The Labor Day holiday has come and gone, but the debate over how to recalibrate the scales between labor and capital has barely begun.
Of course, the place held…Read More
A Change to CNE’s Job Board
As part of CNE’s ongoing Justice & Equity work, we are evaluating our own practices, programs, resources, and services, listening and being responsive to our members, and as always,…Read More
It goes without saying that nonprofits take many different shapes and forms, but all have a variety of stakeholders—that is, individuals and entities with a stake in their work, either because it can…Read More
In their 2008 book, Understanding Philanthropy: Its Meaning and Mission, Robert Payton and Michael Moody define philanthropy as “voluntary action for the public good.” By this definition, almost everyone has engaged in philanthropy. But…Read More
Adopting a goal to achieve board diversity is one thing. Taking action to achieve that goal is quite another.
Despite ongoing encouragement for nonprofit boards to embrace diversity, BoardSource’s Leading with Intent: 2017 National Index of…Read More
It doesn’t matter if you live in Scottsville or Scotland, the first day of school can be very long—as these pictures Lucie’s mom recently shared with the world illustrate. As students,…Read More
Nonprofits have a diversity problem. Big time.
One reason for this is that we’re not doing a good enough job developing a diverse leadership pipeline, especially when it comes to leaders of color (and…Read More
Most nonprofit leaders agree that we need a new way to communicate about the true costs of our programs and the vital importance of strong organizational infrastructure. But we have not yet developed…Read More
In my conversations with folks from arts and music organizations these past few years, though, I sense some existential angsts. A colleague asked me, “People are wondering what…Read More
Nonprofits have a diversity problem. Big time. One reason for this is that we’re not doing a good enough job developing a diverse leadership pipeline, especially when it comes to leaders of color…Read More
Collaboration for Social Change
CNE is excited to launch 7 Actionable Principles for a Strong Social Sector!
CNE Members: Schedule a complimentary hour of support and coaching around the 7 Actionable Principles here.