Trend Spotters

Feb 8, 2016

Trend Spotter: Clear and Meaningful Responsibilities Ease Board Recruitment Challenges

For all nonprofit organizations, board members play important role in the work that they do. Most Trend Spotters reported having good relationships with their board chairs, and many resources exist to help nonprofits improve the way the board functions.

Nov 3, 2015

Trend Spotter: What Keeps You Up At Night

As we resume our Trend Spotter reports, we are interested in what are the things executive directors are losing sleep over. These insomnia-inducing concerns will drive our upcoming Trend Spotter reports where we explore the causes and evidence-based solutions to help nonprofit executives hopefully sleep a little bit more easily going forward.

Dec 2, 2013

Trend Spotter: (Mis)Perceptions and challenges of nonprofit advocacy

Trend Spotters are more politically active than they think but face the challenges of limited staff, volunteers and financial resources to be engaged in the long process of influencing public policy.

Jan 7, 2013

Funds available to help nonprofits leverage technology

If he didn’t have a solid business empire backing up his bravado, Mike Mann might seem like a TV huckster pitching a get-rich-quick scheme. Except the founder of Make Change! Trust and other organizations is using his considerable acumen and wealth to help nonprofits address important social issues.

Nov 19, 2012

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.