Foundation Fair creates networking opportunities for local nonprofits and statewide grant-makers
Leaders of nonprofits that serve clients in small communities can find themselves at a geographic disadvantage when competing for funding dollars with their big city counterparts. The North Carolina Network of Grantmakers has created a replicable model with its annual Foundation Fair, which aims to level the playing field by bringing representatives of major regional and statewide foundations to local communities.
Trend Spotter: Challenges of evaluation for nonprofit organizations
The third Trend Spotter survey, a special project of the Institute for Nonprofits at NC State University, polled small North Carolina nonprofits about their challenges related to evaluation their effectiveness for internal and external audiences. Results show that while most do conduct some type of assessment, some nonprofits report that they lack of capacity and expertise make it difficult to collect timely and reliable results. However, significantly more Trend Spotter participants in this survey have engaged in formative evaluation (62 percent) compared to a recent national sample (17 percent).
Trend Spotters: Raising Awareness for Your Nonprofit Organization
The Institute for Nonprofits at N.C. State University has launched a new project called Trend Spotters. The purpose of Trend Spotters is to gather real-time information about the issues facing small and medium sized nonprofit organizations in North Carolina.
New nonprofit leader should ramp up quickly
By moving rapidly and strategically, the new CEO at the National Council of Nonprofit Associations can tap its huge potential to shape critical national issues for nonprofits.