Nonprofit Management Higher Education

Increasing specialization, a demand for more higher education and a new need to worry about the bottom line are all challenges facing job seekers today. Nonprofits have grown from small organizations to a sizable chunk of the job market.  This has inspired the development of an increasing number of higher education programs for those who are choosing to dedicate themselves to careers in the nonprofit sector.  

Public Innovators: Connecting Government with Entrepreneurial Solutions to Today's Toughest Problems

Source: publicinnovators.com
This web site features Research Findings on Social entrepreneurship 13 specific recommendations for creating a more supportive environment for social problem solving, and practical applications by building off their work with the Louisiana Office of Social Entrepreneurship, Public Innovators guides and supports public officials and government agencies seeking to advance transformative and sustainable solutions to today’s toughest social problems.
Posted on: February 27, 2013
Topics: Entrepreneurship

The Institute for Social Entrepreneurship

This website offers a collection of resources and articles on social entrepreneurship, including an introduction to social entrepreneurship that includes case studies of enterprising nonprofits and a good list of other print and online resources. Read More..
Posted on: February 27, 2013
Topics: Entrepreneurship

What Should your Mission Statement Say?

Source: idealist.org
This article at idealist.org discusses how to write a mission statement that gets to the essence of what you are doing.
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Posted on: February 27, 2013
Topics: Mission

Examples of Nonprofit Vision and Mission Statements

The Foundation Center has information on, and examples of, mission statements for nonprofit organizations. Read More...
Posted on: February 27, 2013
Topics: Mission | Vision

How to Write a Mission Statement

Source: Grantsmanship Center
How to Write a Mission Statement, from the Grantsmanship Center discusses the key questions that should be answered by your mission statement and gives three examples of mission statements.
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Posted on: February 27, 2013
Topics: Mission

Board Source: The Mission Statement

The mission statement clarifies the essence of an organization's existence. This article from Boardsource covers the basics of why you need a mission statement and how to create one. Read More...
Posted on: February 27, 2013
Topics: Mission

Help With Writing Your Non-profit Organization’s Vision Statement

Posted on: February 27, 2013
Topics: Vision

Developing/Updating Your Mission and Vision Statements

Often strategic planning starts by clarifying the mission, vision and/or values of the organization. This collection of resources can get you started in the right direction. Read More...
Posted on: February 27, 2013
Topics: Mission | Vision

Why Bother with Organizational Assessment?

Organization Assessment: Stepping Back...Taking Stock, from Fieldstone Alliance provides an overview of the rationale, process, and results from an organizational assessment. Read More...
Posted on: February 27, 2013
Topics: Organizational Assessment

How Can I Get the Most Out of an Organizational Assessment?

Source: Fieldstone Alliance
Six Keys to Successful Organizational Assessment, from Fieldstone Alliance explores the resources and conditions that can set the stage for doing an organizational assessment that reaps long term benefits.
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Posted on: February 27, 2013
Topics: Organizational Assessment

Core Capacity Assessment Tool

The Core Capacity Assessment Tool (“CCAT”) is an assessment instrument developed by TCC Group of Philadelphia in partnership with the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits. It is the most comprehensive online survey of its kind and allows for a truly anonymous and confidential self-assessment of an organization’s core capacities. The CCAT report provides an analysis of an organization’s current status in the Four Core Capacities that TCC believes are crucial for organizational effectiveness. The CCAT is intended to help a nonprofit organization determine its strengths and opportunities for improvement. Read More...
Posted on: February 27, 2013
Topics: Organizational Assessment

Blue Avocado Articles for Volunteer Organizations

Source: Blue Avocado
A collection of articles from Blue Avocado that are particularly relevant to all-volunteer organizations.
Posted on: February 27, 2013
Topics: Volunteer Management

State Volunteer Data

Volunteering & Civic Engagement in America, a project of the Corporation for National & Community Service and the National Conference on Citizenship, hosts data on volunteering, civic engagement, political involvement, social connectedness and more. View NH statistics and data.
Posted on: February 27, 2013
Topics: Volunteer Management

Value of Volunteer Time for 2012

Source: Independent Sector
Independent Sector has released an updated estimate of the national value of volunteer time, as well as state specific values.
Posted on: February 27, 2013
Topics: Volunteer Management | Data & Research

10 Ways to Go Green In Your Office

Source: Philanthropy News Digest
Philanthropy News Digest shares ten ways nonprofits can improve to be more energy efficient and eco-friendly.
Posted on: February 27, 2013
Topics: Facility Planning | Planning

Freecycle: An Easy Way to Recycle Unwanted Items

How to support fellow nonprofits while reducing your environmental impact and getting rid of unwanted equipment and supplies.
Posted on: February 27, 2013
Topics: Facility Planning | Planning

The Sustainability Formula

Source: TCC Group
TCC Group released a new paper, The Sustainability Formula: How Nonprofit Organizations Can Thrive in the Emerging Economy, on the results of an analysis of the factors that predict sustainability for approximately 700 nonprofit organizations that were surveyed using its Core Capacity Assessment Tool (CCAT). 
Posted on: February 27, 2013
Topics: Sustainability | Leadership

Surviving the Financial Crisis - A BoardSource Toolkit

Presented in a straight-to-the-point style designed to help you take immediate action, this 77-page guide is packed with checklists, tips, action steps, quizzes, sample documents, key points to remember, and tough questions boards should be asking. $25 for BoardSource Members; $38 Nonmembers.
Visit BoardSource and purchase a copy.
Posted on: February 27, 2013
Topics: Sustainability

Membership

Posted on: February 25, 2013

NH Charitable Foundation supports Families First

Portsmouth – Families First Health and Support Center recently received a $20,000 grant from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. Funding came from the Barbara K. & Cyrus B. Sweet III Fund, the Dorothy and Paul Hobbs Seacoast Advised Fund, and the Joseph G. and Jean E. Sawtelle Fund at the foundation.
Posted on: February 22, 2013
Topics: Funding Awards

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