Resources

May 20, 2019

Why Should Strangers Care About Your Cause?

The benefits of giving time or money to support a charitable campaign are always evident to its organisers; convincing someone outside of the effort can be a little more difficult.

May 20, 2019

Best Practices for Nonprofit Directors

Good governance will always be the key to the organization’s success and sustainability. Northern Trust's Marguerite H. Griffin offers best practices to help nonprofit directors fulfill their responsibilities and be effective leaders of their organizations.

May 6, 2019

Transitions of Trailblazers (Part 1)

The first in a multi-part series on the issues nonprofits face in transitioning leadership, Barbara Rady Kazan and Lynn S. Price discuss the formation of a research study on how nonprofit leaders think about their legacies.

May 6, 2019

Getting Real About Nonprofit Performance Assessment

It’s time for nonprofits and donors to embrace the complexity of nonprofit performance assessment once and for all. Center for Effective Philanthropy president Phil Buchanan shares an excerpt from his latest book Giving Done Right: Effective Philanthropy and Making Every Dollar Count.

May 6, 2019

Support the Cause – with Innovative Workplace Design

Creative workplace solutions are an often overlooked component to meeting one's mission. Nonprofits have used workspace renovations to optimize square footage and improve productivity, helping to ensure that all client needs are met with more responsiveness and effect.

Apr 22, 2019

Corporate Social Responsibility: More than the “right thing to do”

Being intentional in marketing strategies goes beyond using people with disabilities in just visual marketing; it also includes understanding their needs. Marketing is a great place for companies to begin their strategy for tapping into this market, but it is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to corporate social responsibility.

Apr 8, 2019

Lost on Your Organization’s Digital Strategy? You’re Not Alone

The ever evolving world of advocacy and organizing has more recently been pushed into hyper-speed by the digital revolution. By taking smart, strategic steps to fill in knowledge gaps, empower their teams and kickstart digital programs, organizations are primed to reach their highest potential and see their outcomes in numbers.

Apr 8, 2019

Building and Sustaining Momentum: A National Learning Network

To build and sustain their momentum and to support the continued expansion of On the Table, Knight Foundation and The Chicago Community Trust partnered to create the On the Table National Learning Network – a virtual learning community for foundations, civic institutions and nonprofits who have replicated or have shown interest in replicating the On the Table model.

Mar 25, 2019

The “Lean” Nonprofit

Companies are expected to not only deliver some profit, but to maximize shareholder value. In the same way, nonprofits must move beyond doing some good, to maximizing social impact and scale.

Mar 25, 2019

Study Finds Nonprofit Partnerships Can Help Solve Bureaucratic Tangles

New research published in the journal Administration & Society suggests that some nonprofits may be able to better serve their constituents by partnering with public institutions.