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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
Last month, Guidestar and the Foundation Center announced a strategic partnership between the two leading sources of data on nonprofits and foundations. The purpose, according to the press release, is “to build the capacity and effectiveness of the social sector…[by] leverag(ing) the organizations’ unique strengths and complementary missions to support the field in new and innovative ways.” The buzzwords of “partnership,” “alliance,” “capacity,” “effectiveness,” and “innovative” are pretty common to everyone’s new business plan, but in this case, with Guidestar’s Jacob Harold and the Foundation Center’s Brad Smith driving the dynamic, there might be something happening worth watching and using.
Posted on: Thursday, October 24, 2013
Concord, Kathleen Reardon, Senior Vice President, Director of Public Affairs for Citizens Bank, New Hampshire and Vermont and Maria White, Chief Executive Officer for American Red Cross New Hampshire were recently named to the Board of Directors for the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits. Full Article
Posted on: Monday, October 7, 2013
The National Purpose Initiative 
A few days ago Stephen Heintz, President of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, joined Diana Aviv, President and CEO of the Independent Sector (IS), on stage at the IS conference and – in front of 1,500 of the nation’s most influential foundations and charitable leaders - announced plans for the National Purpose Initiative (NPI). The NPI is an ambitious project taking aim at one of the biggest challenges we face as a nation: disrupting the perception that our political institutions and the voice of the people are broken beyond repair and re-inventing the American dream.
Posted on: Tuesday, October 1, 2013
While the NH Health Insurance Marketplace established by the Affordable Care Act will begin enrollment on October 1, 2013, its existence alone will not be enough to ensure that the uninsured will gain health insurance coverage. Outreach and enrollment will be critical so that 1) NH residents are aware of the availability of coverage offered through the Marketplace, 2) they visit the Marketplace to review their options, and 3) they understand the options in order to select the one that best meets their needs.
Posted on: Thursday, September 12, 2013
Stacy Palmer, Editor of The Chronicle of Philanthropy,  and Mary Ellen Jackson, Executive Director of the NH Center for Nonprofits were featured on The Exchange on NHPR August 29th at 9:00 AM talking about "what’s next for nonprofits?" 
Posted on: Thursday, August 29, 2013
Hardly a week goes by without someone telling me, in a matter-of-fact tone, "there are just too many nonprofits in New Hampshire." The confidence with which they make the declaration, and the implication that something is surely amiss, never fails to surprise me.
Posted on: Monday, August 5, 2013

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