Nonprofits need profit. Because every nonprofit is unique, the amount depends upon individual circumstances. This article will identify the key variables and explain how any organization can calculate the minimum profit it needs to prevent slow, steady erosion of the quality of its output. The calculation is so simple it can be done without pencil and paper, but it has far-reaching implications.
Posted on: Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Last week I was struck by two conversations occurring at two very different forums. One conversation occurred at the forum in which the BIA’s new Strategic Economic Plan for NH was unveiled. A phrase being used at the forum caught my attention: “the ecologies of economic development.”
Posted on: Wednesday, November 27, 2013
New Futures has elected a new board chair, vice chair / treasurer, and secretary, as well as three new board members.
Posted on: Tuesday, November 26, 2013
In a move extensively discussed and examined the past 12 months, New Heights' board of directors on Thursday voted unanimously to merge with New Outlook Teen Center in Exeter.
Posted on: Monday, November 25, 2013
Momentum for a statewide campaign to boldly cast the role of today’s nonprofit sector and its role in building human and community capital was generated at the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits’ annual Nonprofit Policy Caucus hosted at Southern New Hampshire University.
Posted on: Wednesday, November 20, 2013
The Business and Industry Association – New Hampshire’s statewide chamber of commerce and leading business advocate – today released a comprehensive strategic economic plan for New Hampshire. The plan, on which BIA has worked for the past year, is the result of long-standing and growing unease about the direction of the state.
Posted on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013
In this 50th anniversary year of John F. Kennedy’s death, many of the former president’s best-loved quotes are being bandied about, including perhaps his most famous: "Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country." In January 2014, the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits will launch the Hoffman-Haas Fellowship, an initiative that not only speaks to Kennedy’s call for volunteerism, but illustrates another of his observations: “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”
Posted on: Monday, November 18, 2013
After more than 40 years in human services, and 27 as president and CEO at Child & Family Services of NH, Mike Ostrowski is retiring at the end of this year.
Posted on: Monday, November 18, 2013
The Handbook of New Hampshire Elected Officials, commonly referred to as The Blue Book, is a trusted reference tool for thousands of key New Hampshire leaders in law, education, media, government, high tech, business and the nonprofit sector. The 2013/2014 edition of The Blue Book is being offered at special, discounted rates to nonprofit organizations which are members of the Center.
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Posted on: Friday, November 15, 2013
We live in a world where brevity is “queen.” For those of us who love words, everyday provides a fresh new challenge as we work to master the art of brevity. While I appreciate the need to speak less and say more, there is a danger in giving “sound bites” as the last word. 
Posted on: Wednesday, November 6, 2013


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