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
For the second year in a row, New Hampshire has been ranked first in the nation for overall child well-being.
Posted on: Monday, June 24, 2013
It is surprising how something so obvious remains hidden until you step back and listen. At our recent Board Excellence Symposium, I listened to Susan Meier, national governance expert and was, once again, reminded of the importance of paying attention, lots of attention, to the culture nurtured in the board room. As Susan quipped, “culture will always trump everything when it comes to board effectiveness.”  
Posted on: Thursday, June 20, 2013
Before a crowd of board and executive nonprofit leaders at the June 14th Symposium on Board Governance, the 2013 Board Excellence Award was presented to Manchester business leader, Dick Rawlings.
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Posted on: Wednesday, June 19, 2013
The latest edition of the Giving USA report is now available for purchase, with the report highlights available as a free download. Both the Chronicle of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Quarterly have published articles that offer a deeper look at the numbers and what they mean for the sector. Learn more about the methodology and purchase a full copy on Giving USA's website.
Posted on: Tuesday, June 18, 2013


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