Resources

Jun 17, 2019

Capacity Building (Part 1): Why It’s Critical for Your Nonprofit’s Success

The first in a multi-part series on the issues nonprofits face in building capacity, Peter Gamache, PhD and Jackie Griffin discuss the reasons, definitions, and processes behind capacity building.

Jun 17, 2019

How to Skyrocket Donations This Summer

Reaching donation goals is always top of mind for nonprofits, but it’s no secret that achieving these goals can be stressful. Here are a few tips on how to overcome these challenges and reach your donation goals this summer.

Jun 3, 2019

Lessons Learned: Directing the Future of Giving

Companies want their employees to find impactful purpose in their lives, and even to extend the company’s core values and philanthropic strategy in their communities. Wells Fargo's Mike Rizer shares three lessons Wells Fargo has learned about how to navigate the evolving landscape.

Jun 3, 2019

Tax Benefits of Creating a Private Foundation

In addition to the many philanthropic reasons a donor might have for establishing a private foundation, there are also short-term and long-term tax benefits to consider. Foundation Source's Jeffrey D. Haskell shares four main tax benefits of giving to a private foundation.

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.