The holidays always bring out oddball stories at nonprofit organizations and if your nonprofit organization is a typical public-facing organization that serves people – you probably have a few.
There’s the phone call from the people who held a toy drive a month ago and want for you to distribute all the toys they collected two days … [more]
We’ve compiled the following list of resources to help nonprofit organizations, associations, and small businesses during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
For Nonprofit Organizations Note: Check with state and local organizations for nonprofits and foundations, as some are offering webinars and information tailored … [more]
According to the Corporation for National Community Service, just over a quarter (25.3%) of Americans volunteer. That’s 62.8 million volunteers! On average, each person volunteers 32.1 volunteer hours per person, per year, which comes to 7.9 billion hours of service, the equivalent of $184 billion.
Religious activities … [more]
The hashtag #NGOFacts encourages nonprofit organizations and charities to increase awareness by sharing interesting statistics, facts and success stories about global development. The campaign was featured by The Guardian, which has a global development professionals area online. This is a great opportunity to share your … [more]
Independent Sector today announced the release of the 2015 edition of the Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice, a set of 33 principles broadly accepted by many nonprofit and philanthropic organizations as a guide for charities’ and foundations’ self-governance.
The 2015 edition of the Principles contains … [more]
I heard Robert Eggers speak a couple of years ago at a nonprofit event and loved his dynamic perspective on the nonprofit sector and call to re-think how we do business. Eggers founded D.C. Central Kitchen and rebuilt the national capital chapter of the United Way following a major scandal.
In Begging for Change: The Dollars and Sense of … [more]
Simply put, … [more]
For six years now, the DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards has been shining a spotlight on all the innovative ways that nonprofits use video. The contest is about moving the field of nonprofit video forward and encouraging cause-video creators to try new approaches that make their work different.
The Case Foundation is offering … [more]
In a fascinating kick-in-the-pants essay on Huffington Post, Alexander Justice Moore from DC Central Kitchen calls on nonprofits to stop settling for lower standards, abysmal wages, and begging for peanuts to pay their light bills.
He points out one of the key issues in the nonprofit sector – that far too many people start nonprofits … [more]
My new article, “Why Do Some Camps THRIVE While Others Fade Away?” explores this topic from the perspective of Christian camp and conference centers, who are grappling with how to balance philanthropy, ministry and business … [more]
A recent article by the Associated Press noted that many nonprofits are hoping to inspire baby boomers to volunteer. These plus 50 adults are highly sought after nonprofit workers because they are well-educated, healthier, and have tremendous experience.
These boomers … [more]
The 2014 Nonprofit Employment Practices Survey offers some helpful data for public relations professionals working at nonprofits and associations to consider.
The good news – there is job growth across the nonprofit sector – with plans to hire in organizations dealing with international/foreign affairs, health, … [more]
For a year early in my consulting practice, I subscribed to Nonprofit Quarterly, but found my print subscription (which was very pretty, often qualifying it for top of the pile status) sat in a corner of my desk, where it was occasionally nibbled on by dust bunnies. So I didn’t renew, even though the content was great. It was just one … [more]
A nonprofit organization in San Diego, Turn Our Hearts, got itself into public relations trouble when NBC San Diego investigated its IRS filings and found out that the organization had falsified the list of Board of Directors on its 990 forms. Some of the prominent community leaders listed, had even declined to be on the board … [more]
Working as a public relations executive ranks among the most stressful occupations around, says CareerCast in its 2012 ranking. PR executives were ranked as the seventh most stressful profession. CareerCast explains its ranking:Public Relations Officers are responsible for creating and maintaining a positive image with the public … [more]
The Miami Herald recently ran an article discussing the work-life demands faced by nonprofit CEOs. Many nonprofit leaders work significant overtime, balance complex demands from competing audiences (donors, clients, board members, staff), are tightly connected to their jobs and are stressed to balance family responsibilities. … [more]