Nonprofit Management
Follow
Find
6.3K views | +0 today
Nonprofit Management
A compendium of ideas and tools for nonprofit, NGO, government, and community organizations
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Bill Palladino - MLUI
Scoop.it!

A Social Entrepreneur Tries to Curb The "Summer Slide" And Save Public Schools

A Social Entrepreneur Tries to Curb The "Summer Slide" And Save Public Schools | Nonprofit Management | Scoop.it
Practice Makes Perfect aims to stop the "summer slide" and close the achievement gap between upper and lower-income students. (A Social Entrepreneur Tries to Curb The "Summer Slide" And Save ...
Bill Palladino - MLUI's insight:

It seems each year the dividing line between nonprofits and social entrepreneurs gets thinner.  This example from New York throws down a gauntlet for the earned income model of nonprofit management.

more...
Angela Watkins's curator insight, December 2, 2013 4:02 PM

A Social Entrepreneur Tries to Curb The "Summer Slide" And Save Public Schools | @scoopit via @kriosconsulting http://sco.lt/...

Scooped by Bill Palladino - MLUI
Scoop.it!

How to Create a Fundraising Action Plan for Your Board Fired-Up Fundraising | Gail Perry Associates

How to Create a Fundraising Action Plan for Your Board Fired-Up Fundraising | Gail Perry Associates | Nonprofit Management | Scoop.it
Get your board...on board! - How to Create a Fundraising Action Plan for Your Board by @GailPerrync http://t.co/MIyXBOtJWN
Bill Palladino - MLUI's insight:

Fire up those board members!  

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bill Palladino - MLUI
Scoop.it!

A Time to Ask and a Time to Thank

A Time to Ask and a Time to Thank | Nonprofit Management | Scoop.it
To everything there is a season. This is the season of Thanksgiving. Instead of asking your supporters for gifts this coming #GivingTuesday, how about simply sending them a great big grateful virtual hug?
Bill Palladino - MLUI's insight:

It's a theme this week.  How best to show our gratitude to our donors?  The recipe seems to suggest, "keep it simple" and don't jingle your giving cup in front of them while you're at it.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bill Palladino - MLUI
Scoop.it!

THANKS(for)GIVING: 8 Mistakes Nonprofits Make When Thanking Donors - Clairification

THANKS(for)GIVING: 8 Mistakes Nonprofits Make When Thanking Donors - Clairification | Nonprofit Management | Scoop.it
Bill Palladino - MLUI's insight:

"Oops, are you sure?  Your name is spelled that way in our database!"  We try, God how we try, but we inevitably have a few embarrassing mistakes.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bill Palladino - MLUI
Scoop.it!

The Skills Businesspeople Gain on Nonprofit Boards

The Skills Businesspeople Gain on Nonprofit Boards | Nonprofit Management | Scoop.it
On the heels of “Trustees Week” in the UK, Minister for Civil Society Nick Hurd makes the case for why business leaders should encourage employees to get involved in the nonprofit sector as board members.
Bill Palladino - MLUI's insight:

A short article from London, UK on the benefits to business people of serving on nonprofit boards.  It's an idea that's fundamentally inverse of our common expectations, but one that's absolutely true.  I can attest to this effect myself.  It's not just about giving. You, or your employees, can gain from service.  And here's a link to the original research http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/business/economic-research-and-information/research-publications/Pages/volunteering-The-business-case-the-benefits-of-corporate-volunteering-programmes-in-education.aspx

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bill Palladino - MLUI
Scoop.it!

Three Random Musings on End-of-Year Giving

Three Random Musings on End-of-Year Giving | Nonprofit Management | Scoop.it
By  Lawrence Henze
Story original seen in Philanthropy Journal.
For most nonprofits, colleges and universities, giving significantly increases around the end of the calendar year in conjunction with the late fall and early winter holiday season.
Bill Palladino - MLUI's insight:

The next 28 days are the focal point of fundraising efforts for many nonprofits across the country.  Mailings, email blasts, phone call marathons.  Here's a look at how these efforts can impact your organization.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bill Palladino - MLUI
Scoop.it!

Before You Take Another Selfie in the Name of Personal Branding, Read This

Before You Take Another Selfie in the Name of Personal Branding, Read This | Nonprofit Management | Scoop.it
I know. You have an image to keep up! Your public demands more information! Still, take a pause before you post.
The guy who sat down beside me noticed my shirt and said, "Hey, are you a cyclist?
Bill Palladino - MLUI's insight:

Hey you.  Yes you the would-be corporate giant.  Do you have a personal brand?  Did you even know you needed one?  Read on.

more...
Bill Palladino - MLUI's curator insight, November 22, 2013 8:00 AM

Hey you.  Yes you the would-be corporate giant.  Do you have a personal brand?  Did you even know you needed one?  Read on.

Scooped by Bill Palladino - MLUI
Scoop.it!

Rise of the Nonprofit Sector | Visual.ly

Rise of the Nonprofit Sector | Visual.ly | Nonprofit Management | Scoop.it
More and more people aspire to meaningful jobs in the growing Nonprofit Sector.
Bill Palladino - MLUI's insight:

An infographic that brags about the powers of the nonprofit world as economic superhero.  Use this when you hear people say nonprofits are "takers" in the community.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bill Palladino - MLUI
Scoop.it!

America's Worst Charities

America's Worst Charities | Nonprofit Management | Scoop.it

* Watchdog groups say no more than 35 percent of donations should go to fundraising costs. There is no standard for how much should be be spent on direct cash aid.

Bill Palladino - MLUI's insight:

We all need to be mindful of how the money we give is used.  Ask the right questions, and demand the right answers.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bill Palladino - MLUI
Scoop.it!

San Francisco Turned Into Gotham City for Make a Wish BatKid

San Francisco Turned Into Gotham City for Make a Wish BatKid | Nonprofit Management | Scoop.it
Masked hero cleans up the mean streets. (#SFBatKid saves Gotham City with the help of the Make a Wish foundation http://t.co/1aXs4BGyOB)
Bill Palladino - MLUI's insight:

This is probaby the best nonprofit story of the year.  It just resonates so well for people. To watch the entire city of San Francisco get behind this effort was truly an amazement.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bill Palladino - MLUI
Scoop.it!

How to Successfully Crowdfund for Your Nonprofit - Huffington Post

How to Successfully Crowdfund for Your Nonprofit - Huffington Post | Nonprofit Management | Scoop.it
How to Successfully Crowdfund for Your Nonprofit
Huffington Post
Crowdfunding is a global phenomenon but contrary to what most think, it's not a new model of funding. Nonprofits have been utilizing crowdfunding for longer than you may realize.
Bill Palladino - MLUI's insight:

I get the feeling crowd-funding is sort of like Facebook.  It's ubiquitous.  Everybody seems to be using it.  You just gotta think it's a bit overbaked at this point and the bottom's ready to drop out.  Nonetheless, there are some real dollars floating around crowd-funding sites like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo.  

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bill Palladino - MLUI
Scoop.it!

Best Practices for Developing Compensation for Non-Profit Organizations - Massachusetts Nonprofit Network

Best Practices for Developing Compensation for Non-Profit Organizations - Massachusetts Nonprofit Network | Nonprofit Management | Scoop.it
Best Practices for Developing Compensation for Non-Profit Organizations via @MA_NonprofitNet http://t.co/Jr2Goa1MAT
Bill Palladino - MLUI's insight:

This article details the steps you might take to create an effective nonprofit compensation policy.  And it's all about the details, starting with getting approval from "an authorized body of the organization." Certainly not enjoyable reading, but necessary stuff... like your audit.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bill Palladino - MLUI
Scoop.it!

Tips for Achieving Diversity on Nonprofit Boards - Nonprofit Advice

Tips for Achieving Diversity on Nonprofit Boards - Nonprofit Advice | Nonprofit Management | Scoop.it
This article written by Michael Sands who has 40 years consulting nonprofit organizations of gives useful tips on how to get diversity on a nonprofit board (Tips for Achieving Diversity on Nonprofit Boards http://t.co/vwH8KNueQ4)...
Bill Palladino - MLUI's insight:

In northern Michigan where I live the population is about 97% caucasion.  That doesn't mean, however, that we don't think about staff, board, and advisory council diversity.  Our work reflects a world of activities, so why not our organization?  It's harder than you think to create diversity, even when you're intentional.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bill Palladino - MLUI
Scoop.it!

Eminem's foundation to match charitable donations on 'Giving Tuesday' - Detroit Free Press

Eminem's foundation to match charitable donations on 'Giving Tuesday' - Detroit Free Press | Nonprofit Management | Scoop.it
Eminem's foundation to match charitable donations on 'Giving Tuesday' Detroit Free Press When Eminem learned about Wolverine's mission, he agreed to partner with them on behalf of the Marshall Mathers Foundation, which works with non-profits that...
Bill Palladino - MLUI's insight:

Eminem just seems to keep getting classier every day.  All this benificence may be the end of his bad-boy image.  Here's to you Slim-Shady!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bill Palladino - MLUI
Scoop.it!

What's Your Favorite Part of Thanksgiving Dinner?

What's Your Favorite Part of Thanksgiving Dinner? | Nonprofit Management | Scoop.it
Happy Thanksgiving to all our readers who celebrate it! By this point, you've either eaten or are in the midst of preparation. But take a quick break and let us know what is your favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner.
Bill Palladino - MLUI's insight:

No hacks here, just observations.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bill Palladino - MLUI
Scoop.it!

Revealed: How Corporate Spooks Spy on Nonprofit Activist Groups - BillMoyers.com

Revealed: How Corporate Spooks Spy on Nonprofit Activist Groups - BillMoyers.com | Nonprofit Management | Scoop.it
Revealed: How Corporate Spooks Spy on Nonprofit Activist Groups
BillMoyers.com
In 2010, a group of hackers known as LulzSec gave us a peek into the shadowy world of corporate espionage.
Bill Palladino - MLUI's insight:

Probably the scariest nonprofit story of the year.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bill Palladino - MLUI
Scoop.it!

How to Edit Your Own Writing

How to Edit Your Own Writing | Nonprofit Management | Scoop.it
Like most newspaper reporters, I got into the biz because a) I love writing and b) I'm pretty good at it. But it's a sobering profession. You file your masterpiece, only to find your editor thinks it's two dozen "tinks" shy of publishable.
Bill Palladino - MLUI's insight:

Because we can all use an editor in our back pocket.

more...
shanmughapriya's curator insight, November 25, 2013 11:39 PM

add your insight...

 
PSME's curator insight, February 18, 10:08 AM

Important advice to follow before turning in any draft of your master thesis, presentations, papers, etc. Re-read and edit your work! If you don't read through it smoothly you can't expect others to.

Scooped by Bill Palladino - MLUI
Scoop.it!

10 Fundraising Responsibilities of Every Board Member Fired-Up Fundraising | Gail Perry Associates

10 Fundraising Responsibilities of Every Board Member Fired-Up Fundraising | Gail Perry Associates | Nonprofit Management | Scoop.it
RT @GailPerrync: What are a board member’s appropriate #fundraising responsibilities? Here's my list!
http://t.co/s0TN9D0grs
Bill Palladino - MLUI's insight:

Shout it our load Gail!  This is a straight-forward article that minces few words on what should be expected of a nonprofit board when it comes to fundraising.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bill Palladino - MLUI
Scoop.it!

29 Ways You Know You Work For A Non-Profit

29 Ways You Know You Work For A Non-Profit | Nonprofit Management | Scoop.it
You have a voodoo doll named 'Raiser's Edge.' (29 Ways You Know You Work For A Non-Profit http://t.co/BDem5i0GlY)
Bill Palladino - MLUI's insight:

OK, it's Friday.  I know some of this list may seem a bit... off-color, but many of them provide for that ouch moment of truthful realization.  Have at it, and don't take yourself so seriously today.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bill Palladino - MLUI
Scoop.it!

What Makes an IT Project Successful? Nonprofit Edition | npENGAGE

What Makes an IT Project Successful? Nonprofit Edition | npENGAGE | Nonprofit Management | Scoop.it
Considerations for planning an IT project, including Executive Involvement, Requirement Definition, and Risk Identification and Management.
Bill Palladino - MLUI's insight:

This is an important article for nonprofits to read.  So often we take technology for granted, thinking it's only a matter of fundraising for the shiny bits.  IT projects shouldn't be led by the IT department or, heaven forbid, an IT consultant.  The article is in two parts, the first posted here today.  The second one, I'll post tomorrow, or you can dig it up yourself.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bill Palladino - MLUI
Scoop.it!

Batkid's Influence Reaches Beyond Gotham, Sparks Nonprofit Interest Locally - CBS Local

Batkid's Influence Reaches Beyond Gotham, Sparks Nonprofit Interest Locally - CBS Local | Nonprofit Management | Scoop.it
Batkid's Influence Reaches Beyond Gotham, Sparks Nonprofit Interest Locally
CBS Local
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The tale of a 5-year-old Leukemia survivor who dreamed of being Batman sparked a social media firestorm Friday.
Bill Palladino - MLUI's insight:

This story has traction like the Batmobile.  The Batkid phenomenon makes its way to Pittsburgh.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bill Palladino - MLUI
Scoop.it!

Make-A-Wish Foundation Turns San Francisco Into Gotham for 5-Year-Old Batkid | Underwire | Wired.com

Make-A-Wish Foundation Turns San Francisco Into Gotham for 5-Year-Old Batkid | Underwire | Wired.com | Nonprofit Management | Scoop.it
Five-year-old Miles made a wish to be Batman, so San Francisco (gladly) turned itself into Gotham City.
Bill Palladino - MLUI's insight:

Another Batkid story. Make-a-Wish foundation has outdone itself on this one.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bill Palladino - MLUI
Scoop.it!

Alumni in Admissions – Using alumni to recruit students

Alumni in Admissions – Using alumni to recruit students | Nonprofit Management | Scoop.it
Most alumni outreach is for donations and shallow at best. Educational institutions need to rethink how they are engaging and leveraging alumni to enhance recruitment.
Bill Palladino - MLUI's insight:

While written directly to University fundraisers, this strategy seems like it could be very effective, given subtle language shifts, for many nonprofits.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bill Palladino - MLUI
Scoop.it!

November Nonprofit Blog Carnival - Giving Thanks

November Nonprofit Blog Carnival - Giving Thanks | Nonprofit Management | Scoop.it
November’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival is right around the corner and, as the American holiday of Thanksgiving approaches, what better topic than that of (How are you saying THANK YOU?
Bill Palladino - MLUI's insight:

With the Thanksgiving holiday, and nonprofit fundraising time, coming just around the corner here's a list of effective strategies to engage donors simply by giving thanks.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bill Palladino - MLUI
Scoop.it!

Non Profit Guerrilla Marketing – 4 Examples

Non Profit Guerrilla Marketing – 4 Examples | Nonprofit Management | Scoop.it
I am pretty excited about what I have been seeing lately in the Guerrilla Marketing world especially when it comes to the innovation and creativity that is (http://t.co/YgIwy1lvo9 #marketingnoprofit...
Bill Palladino - MLUI's insight:

A few examples of guerilla marketing from the socially conscious perspective.

more...
No comment yet.