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.  

Monadnock United Way Reaches 30% of Goal with $694,369 Raised to Date

Keene – The first Report Breakfast for the 2013-2013 Monadnock United Way (MUW) campaign was held on Wednesday, September 26th at Stone Arch Village in Keene. Bill Goodwin, General Campaign Chair, welcomed an enthusiastic crowd to this year’s first meeting. Bill acknowledged and thanked the many campaign volunteers in attendance including Loaned Employees, Division Chairs, Partner Agency representatives and Campaign Coordinators.
Posted on: September 27, 2012
Topics: Funding Awards

St. Mary’s Bank Announces $2,500 Grant to CTAC

Funds will help provide computer repair services to in-need Greater Manchester residents
Manchester – St. Mary’s Bank has announced a $2,500 grant to the not-for-profit Computer Technology Assistance Corps (CTAC), of Goffstown.The money will help cover the cost of computer repair services for underserved and low-income residents in the Greater Manchester area. The Computer Technology Assistance Corps restores and refurbishes recently retired computers donated by businesses and individuals, and then distributes the computers at a minimal cost to low-income households, not-for-profits, community service organizations, schools and other groups. CTAC also provides low-income individuals with training and support services, including computer repairs and upgrades.
Posted on: September 27, 2012
Topics: Funding Awards

Lincoln Financial Foundation Awards Families in Transition $5,000

Concord – Families in Transition (FIT), a Manchester and Concord-based homeless services provider, recently received a $5,000 grant from Lincoln Financial Foundation. This grant will help fund the “essential basket” program, which provides basic necessities for homeless individuals and families in Concord, NH when they move into FIT housing. Because new residents are homeless when they move into housing that FIT provides, most do not have basic household items. FIT’s “essential basket” program allows participants to move into an apartment with household items necessary for day-to-day living such as a bed, dishes, blankets, and cleaning supplies.
Posted on: September 23, 2012
Topics: Funding Awards

Mt. Washington Observatory Earns $20,000 Grant in Chase Community Giving Contest

North Conway - Local nonprofit Mount Washington Observatory was among the 30,000 charities from across the country nominated to participate in the 2012 Chase Community Giving contest. The philanthropy program asked the public to vote for their favorite charities, awarding a total of $5 million in grants to the top 196 vote-getters. At the end of the contest Mount Washington Observatory landed in 55th place with a total of 3,250 votes, earning the nonprofit a $20,000 grant.
Posted on: September 21, 2012
Topics: Award Winners

St. Mary's Bank Donates $2,800 to Holy Cross Family Learning Center

Manchester - St. Mary’s Bank recently gave $2,800 to the Holy Cross Family Learning Center to help upgrade the technology in their classrooms. The funds went to purchasing five computers to help adults with job searching, resume writing, English literacy skills, as well as other skill building activities.
Posted on: September 17, 2012
Topics: Board Announcements

WomensTrust Appoints New Executive Director

New London - Barbara Lucas, President of the WomensTrust Board of Directors, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dana Jeanblanc as the new Executive Director, U.S., of WomensTrust. Ms. Jeanblanc has over two decades of senior level non-profit management experience including strategic planning, organizational development, fundraising, public relations, marketing and advocacy work.  In addition, she has extensive experience in new program development.
Posted on: September 17, 2012
Topics: Staff Changes

Endowment for Health Welcomes New Board and Council Members

The Endowment for Health welcomed new board members:
  • Jody Hoffer Gittell, Professor of Management at Brandeis University's Heller School for Social Policy & Management
  • Stephen E. Lawlor, Director of Retirement Planning Services & Employee Benefits Plans, Nathan Wechsler & Company
  • Kathleen Murphy, Superintendent of the Hampton SAU
  • Adrienne Rupp, Vice President of Communications, Business and Industry Association
Posted on: September 12, 2012
Topics: Board Announcements

Mary Vallier-Kaplan Recognized for Lifetime Achievement

Concord - Public health pioneer, Mary Vallier-Kaplan, has been awarded the Roger Fossum Award for Lifetime Achievement in Public Health. Kaplan, a Peterborough resident and interim president at the Endowment for Health, brings a passion and commitment to public health that has been evident for the entire span of her career.
Posted on: September 12, 2012
Topics: Expansion

Serenity Place Welcomes New Board Members

Serenity Place, Manchester’s recovery services center, is proud to welcome two new members to the agency’s Board of Directors. Approved at the August 23, 2012 meeting, Anthony Messina and Ross Kukish officially join the nonprofit agency’s Board, bringing the total members to 14.
Posted on: August 28, 2012
Topics: Board Announcements

Families in Transition Branches Out Again

With two successful thrift stores on its resume, one of New Hampshire's most entrepreneurial nonprofits is taking yet another step into the for-profit world with the launch of FIT Cleaning Solutions, a commercial cleaning business serving companies in greater Concord and Manchester.
Posted on: August 28, 2012
Topics: Expansion

Magor and Wheeler Named to Mount Washington Observatory Board of Trustees

Mount Washington - Mount Washington Observatory is proud to welcome two new members to its Board of Trustees: Larry Magor of Carroll, New Hampshire and Albert Wheeler of Cumberland Center, Maine. Magor and Wheeler were appointed during Mount Washington Observatory’s 2012 Annual Meeting on July 21, which was attended by some 500 Observatory members and supporters from across the country.
Posted on: August 14, 2012
Topics: Board Announcements

Heart of Your City on NH Chronicle Highlights People Making a Difference

Manchester – Citizens Bank and WMUR-TV have named Donna Coraluzzo the “Heart of Your City” for her outstanding commitment to the city of Dover. Coraluzzo is the executive director of the Dover Children’s Home, a nonprofit residential treatment home for children ages 12 to 20 who are abused, neglected or have committed delinquent acts. The Dover Children’s Home offers a wide array of services designed to improve academic, social, and independent living skills.
Posted on: August 13, 2012
Topics: Funding Awards

Distinguishing a Board’s Steering and Rowing Work

Source: Nonprofit Quarterly
As described in the book Governance as Leadership: Reframing the Work of Nonprofit Boards, to govern comprehensively, boards work in three modes: fiduciary, strategic, and generative. To use a metaphor in which an organization is a boat, boards can make two distinct types of contributions: steering and rowing.
Posted on: January 30, 2012
Topics: Board | Board Roles & Responsibilities | Leadership

New Hampshire's Nonprofit Sector: IN BRIEF

​In what could be called an update of the 2008 publication of Essentials, the Center has compiled updated statistical information to provide nonprofit leaders, board members, policy makers and business partners with an in-depth overview that they can utilize in ongoing policy-making discussions. In Brief is required reading for anyone who wants to take their advocacy efforts to the next level or enhance their understanding of the state's complex nonprofit sector. 
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Posted on: April 24, 2011
Topics: Publications

Nonprofit Dissolution: What to Do When Closing the Doors

Source: Nonprofit Quarterly
Dissolution, or the closing of an organization in its current state, is more common than one might think. But when an organization seriously considers ending its life, it’s a difficult and complex process. It is a time of mixed and strong emotions for those involved, including a nonprofit board, senior staff, administrative and line staff, partners, and stakeholders.
Posted on: March 21, 2009
Topics: Best Practice | Operations

Best Practice Guide

​The Best Practice Guide provides a close look at practices organizations implement to build the capacity needed to achieve its mission.
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Posted on: April 24, 2007
Topics: Publications

Asking the Right Person for the Right Amount

Source: Nonprofit Quarterly
Three stories that highlight the importance of choosing the right prospective donors and asking for the right amount.
Posted on: September 21, 2006
Topics: Best Practice | Fundraising | Philanthropy

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