Nonprofits

Nonprofit Job Description Toolkit

Once your organization has defined the role it needs to fill, and the skills, experience, and level of education required (see Designing and Filling …

Human Resources

The unconventional way I choose my startup investments

I recently retired after working for 40 years at publicly held companies where my fiduciary duty was to my shareholders. For those 40 years I was tasked with delivering the highest possible return to my investors, without engaging in anything illegal or unethical. While I balanced short-term …

Startups

State distributes $15.1 million in grants to help nonprofits

The state of Connecticut is doling out $15.1 million in grants to help 50 nonprofit agencies across the state pay for one-time infrastructure …

Nonprofits, not Silicon Valley startups, are creating AI apps for the greater good

These nonprofits are leading the charge in creating human-centered applications of the hottest AI technologies.<p>Predictions for the potential of artificial intelligence wax poetic — solutions from climate change to curing disease — but the everyday applications make it seem far more mundane, like a …

Machine Learning

Facebook expands work with non-profits to remove & counter extremist videos

In the same week YouTube announced that it will be working with non-profit organizations to help identify and remove extremist videos from its platform, Facebook is expanding a similar initiative …<p>The company said that it will be bringing to the UK a two-pronged strategy first used in France and …

Facebook

How Nonprofit Professionals Can Manage Workplace Stress Triggers

Flickr Photo by Brittney Bush<p>This week I facilitated a Happy Healthy Nonprofit workshop for nonprofit professionals hosted by CVNL in Marin County. …

Emotions

Is Running A Yoga Center Profitable In India?

The yoga ‘market’ in India is hovering at an inflection point. With United Nations recognizing 21 June as Yoga day, the ancient practice has come in …

Yoga

Detroit-based Spend-down Foundation Is Having Trouble Spending Down

Credit: Kim Love, lovelihood.com<p>June 19, 2017; Detroit News<p>When <i>NPQ</i> reported on a new startup foundation on a course to spend out the entirety of its …

Philanthropy

Ethical Considerations at the Zoo: The Pangolin Dilemma

“Scaly anteater” by David Brossard<p>June 19, 2017; The Morning Call<p>The Pittsburgh Zoo has a rare wildlife treasure, but they aren’t sharing it with the …

Wildlife

U of Louisville Audit Bright Spot a Mirage

“University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky” by Ken Lund<p>June 20, 2017; Courier-Journal (Louisville)<p>A scandal surrounding the financial dealings, …

Corruption

How Much Is Nonprofit Workplace Stress Self-Inflicted?

Last week I facilitated a workshop on the Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Linking Nonprofit High Performance to Wellbeing in Santa Cruz hosted by the …

The Workplace

Climate Preparedness: Rotterdam Sets Example for Coastal Cities Threatened by Rising Seas

By user:Quistnix (Own work) [CC BY 1.0], via Wikimedia Commons<p>June 15, 2017; New York Times<p>Despite President Trump having pulled the U.S. out of the …

Climate Change

17 Beautiful Things About Life Everyone Forgets When They Grow Up

Do you remember what life was like as a kid?<p>My younger brother does this thing. Whenever I'm home and he's introducing me to someone new, he says, "Guess. Guess how old my brother is."<p>He says it with a grin. As if who I am at heart is so much younger than I actually am in years. He says it thinking …

Business

Impact Design with Nonprofits

At the end of last year, <b>Mina</b><b>,</b> <b>Jenn</b> <b>and</b> <b>myself</b>worked closely with the nonprofit organization <b>Out Youth</b> which supports LGBTQ+ youth in Central Texas. We …

Texas

3 Ways To Position Your Side Hustle Skills When Interviewing

Negotiation for a new job starts way before you start talking about salary. You’ll be in a stronger position later if you highlight your unique skill set up front. What if that skill set comes as much from your volunteer gig or side hustle as it does your full time job? How do you sell it without …

Employment

Comparing The Pro Bono Models Of Law Firms Across Different Regions In The World

Every lawyer has an ethical responsibility to provide legal services to those who cannot afford it. Today, as the number of lawyers and law firms …

13 Non-Clichéd Summer Date Ideas For The Couple Who's Down For Anything

Dinner and a movie? Been there, done that.<p>Finding new dates for you and your boo just seems to get harder with every passing day. Especially in the …

Farmers' Markets

Amazon’s Bezos Invites Ideas for His Giving on Twitter

“Bezos’ Iconic Laugh” by Steve Jurvetson<p>June 15, 2017; New York Times<p>Request for ideas… pic.twitter.com/j6D68mhseL<p>— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) June 15, …

Jeff Bezos

Giving USA 2017 Numbers

On Monday, June 19th, I want to invite you to spend some webinar time with me and the insightful Dr. Patrick Rooney, associate dean of academic …

Planned Parenthood

The London Fire and the Privatization of Public Housing

Pixabay. Public domain.<p>June 14, 2017; CityLab<p>Feargus O’Sullivan in CityLab asks, “Did London’s Housing Crisis Help Spark a Fatal Blaze?” The thrust …

Housing

Reminder: Not All Fees are Taxes in Disguise!

“Fees key.” Photo by GotCredit.com<p>June 13, 2017; Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA)<p>One of the most sacred tenets in the nonprofit sector is protecting …

Philanthropy

Six For-Profit Digital Marketing Strategies Nonprofits Can Put Into Action Today

, CommunityVoice<p>Shutterstock<p>As nonprofit leaders are charged with the not-so-simple business of changing the world, we’re constrained by tight budgets, limited resources and a finite number of hours in the day to complete a seemingly infinite number of tasks.<p>Faced with these considerable …

Digital Marketing

Donations Through Mobile Devices Continue to Rise

The integration of online technology in the nonprofit sector has played its role in advancing and increasing the way people give. If you’re not …

Giving Tuesday

Facebook Just Expanded Safety Check

The feature will roll out "in the coming weeks" in the US, although Facebook declined to specify exactly when.<p>When you check in to say you're safe from a nearby disaster, you'll have the option to share and donate to a registered nonprofit related to the incident, or create a personal fundraiser to …

Facebook

Book Review: Nonprofit Storytelling in a Digital Age

My colleague, Julia Campbell, has just published a book, “Storytelling in the Digital Age: A Guide for Nonprofits” and was kind enough to share an …

Storytelling

Art vs. The Patron: A Bloody Shakespeare in the Park Offends

“Delacorte Theatre, Central Park.” Credit: yortw<p>June 11, 2017; New York Times<p>The Delacorte Theatre lost two of its major sponsors for Shakespeare in …

Julius Caesar

Giving Hit Record $390 Billion For 2016

Giving in the United States set a record for the third consecutive year, topping $390 billion for 2016. Giving was up 2.7 percent and increases were …

Philanthropy

5 Ways Nonprofit Facebook Messenger Bots Can Deliver Impact

My conversation with the Albert Einstein BotIn my last post about nonprofit bots, I discussed the big picture of automation in the nonprofit space …

Chatbots

ศูนย์ข่าวสารประเทศไทย

<i>The partnership is aimed to enhance accuracy, reduce costs and time of coffee crop yield to certification process, while preserving the 20,000-Rai</i> …

Agriculture

Most Nonprofits Are Investing More in Software than Hardware, Study Shows

By Phil GoldsteinLarger nonprofit organizations spend more overall on IT, but smaller ones actually spend more on tech as a percentage of their total …

Philanthropy