Amanda J. Stewart

Oct 8, 2018

Professional Development, What is it Good For? Absolutely Everything.

By increasing professional development opportunities, the nonprofit sector can solve three critical challenges: societal image, employee retention and organizational strength. It’s a win-win.

Sep 10, 2018

Board Fundraising

Nonprofits with board members who are aware, equipped, and engaged will help keep funds flowing, and support sustainability of the organization.

Aug 27, 2018

Four Considerations for Collaborative Grants

Collaborative grants possess the capacity to expand the scope of nonprofits by allowing agencies to creatively address issues in their communities through the linkage of resources and the alignment of missions.

Aug 13, 2018

On the Road to a Livable Wage

Within the sector we can become so focused on serving our various communities that we forget the people passionate about the mission also need to be able to afford access to affordable health benefits, basic necessities, and stable housing for their families.

Apr 9, 2018

Philanthropic Foundations React Dynamically But Intentionally to External Pressures

As foundations change and evolve, nonprofits must also adapt to the dynamic landscape of foundation operations, particularly in three key areas.

Nov 20, 2017

Empowering Stakeholders with a Voice for Advocacy

Advocacy is essential for changing policies. With strong, educated and diverse advocates, nonprofits can create an action and voice behind their mission.

Nov 6, 2017

How To Build A Better Board

Strong and effective boards do not develop overnight and they do not remain indefinitely. Developing a strong and diverse board and learning to be an effective board member are continuous processes.

Oct 23, 2017

Advocacy: A Bridge Between Research and Policy

Data provides the key to unlocking the minds of decision makers, though determining how best to communicate these results can be a challenge. Using data derived from credible research in advocacy efforts is one way to combat challenges in policy adoption.

Oct 9, 2017

Filling the Expertise Gap: The Next Step in Community Engagement

Community engagement is valuable for nonprofits interested in improving effectiveness and reducing paternalism.

Sep 25, 2017

Investing in Human Capital

Nonprofit leaders must be proactive about sustaining their human resources to recruit and retain talent. By empowering staff, engaging supporters and encouraging storytelling, the Duke Lemur Center demonstrates its commitment to its human capital.