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.
Arts Entrepreneurship at NC State
Dr. Gary Beckman, pioneer of the country's first Arts Entrepreneurship Minor, comments on the successes of this burgeoning field at NC State University.
Theory to practice: Churches weak on ‘charitable choice’
While the emergence of government funding for faith-based groups drew the interest of congregations in the mid 1990s, new research says few churches followed through by seeking state or federal grants.
Theory and practice: Bridging the academy-practitioner gap
In this new feature, PJ and the Institute for Nonprofits at N.C. State University periodically will find, interpret and condense some of the best academic research into practical, accessible and consumable knowledge.