Many of us involved in the non-profit sectors – in fact, most of us – are likely to be “care-givers.” We find that our lives and our drive to work in the nonprofit sector are fed by giving to or caring for others. To use a quote from the Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi,… Read more »
“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.” — Henri Nouwen, Out of Solitude: Three Meditations on the Christian Life.
A steady growth in all other subsectors is consistently reducing its market share, and religious institutions themselves may be partly to blame. Were it not for religious groups, we would not have many of our universities, hospitals, hospices, and a number of human service-focused organizations.
This new calendar year brings with it a number of tax policy changes that will undoubtedly impact nonprofit organizations. Nonprofit leaders – particularly Board members – seek quick information and statistics to navigate this new landscape.
The first and most important step is knowing whether or not your organization can attain its fundraising goal. Even if the initial assessment may be bad news, the end result can still be good.
Supporters of nonprofit organizations have many questions when faced with a specific need, challenge or opportunity in a community. The big question, especially in the wake of natural disasters such as the hurricanes of the recent weeks, is “What happens next?”.
A 2016 study conducted by the Concord Leadership Group finds that 77% of nonprofit organizations do not have leadership succession plans nor are they focused on developing new leaders.
The final stage – notifying candidates of your decision – appears obvious. However, in their eagerness to begin work with the firm they’ve selected, some organizations fail to do a good job of notifying firms who were not selected.
By Jerry Henry, Partner “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times” to quote Charles Dickens about the plight of life during the emerging industrial age in Great Britain during the early to mid- 19th Century. But the same quote could be used for what continues to occur in the… Read more »
During my college days, I was a master of procrastination when it came to writing papers. There’s nothing like a deadline to get the “creative juices” flowing, to heighten focus and to ramp up stress!! For the most part, I’ve tried to gain better time management skills the older I’ve become. But I still… Read more »