Mr. Earl Jackson at Loyola Univesity Annual Haiti Assistance Conference

Mr. Earl Jackson at Loyola Univesity Annual Haiti Assistance Conference

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Walk the Walk: Establishing Workplace Culture Outside the Office

Establishing workplace culture isn’t easy. It can makes months, if not years, of trial-by-error testing, and even then there’s no guarantee that your staff will react the way you want them to. And this makes sense: individuals have vastly different

11 Nonprofit Thought Leaders You Should Be Following

Looking for some inspiration? Check out these social media accounts and websites from the best thought leaders the nonprofit sector has to offer. (Side note: many of these folks have spoken at Cause Camp, and, who knows, maybe some of

Episode 7: Giving in Retirement + Effective Altruism

Your browser does not support the audio element. Some 10,000 Baby Boomers will turn 65 every day for at least the next decade, and those older than 65 already represent about 15 percent of the total population. With that in

How to Own Your Executive Director Role

One of the hardest parts of starting a new job is becoming comfortable with your position and all that it entails. Onboarding processes are helpful, but they can’t make you completely accustomed to your role. Owning your role take time

How to Maintain Donor Engagement Between Asks

Remember when you first went off to college and pretty much only called your parents to ask (okay, beg) for money? Well, your mom and dad still had to love you unconditionally, but if you do the same thing to

How and When to Let a Volunteer Go

Chances are, as a nonprofit manager, firing volunteers ranks very low on your list of job duties. However, as with any relationship, sometimes you have no choice but to cut ties. Letting a volunteer go is uncomfortable, difficult and downright

[PODCAST] What’s Next? with Gina Trimarco

In this episode, Gina Trimarco and Randy Hawthorne discuss the importance of running your organization like a business, no matter its tax classification. They talk leadership transitions, the importance of human understanding and, of course, they share about a million laughs. Gina

3 Nonprofit Newsletters You Need in Your Inbox

It can be tough to convince yourself to subscribe to a newsletter—especially if you already have dozens of them flooding your inbox each week. But there are reasons why we and millions of others subscribe: they provide useful, concise information;

How to Bounce Back When You’re Told No

Here’s a hard truth: at some point, if it hasn’t happened already, a potential donor will tell you “no” when you ask for money. It stings, but it’s a normal part of life in the nonprofit sector. And while this

How to Start a Foundation for Your Organization

A foundation is a private nongovernmental organization created for “charitable, educational, religious, scientific and literary purposes,” according to Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code. It’s organized by a single source—like a family or corporation—which then distributes grants to help fund