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.
Beyond the Mission: Instrumental Values of Nonprofit Organizations
The more we understand and apply instrumental values, the more effective nonprofit leadership will be.
Nonprofits with board members who are aware, equipped, and engaged will help keep funds flowing, and support sustainability of the organization.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Filling the Expertise Gap: The Next Step in Community Engagement
Community engagement is valuable for nonprofits interested in improving effectiveness and reducing paternalism.
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.