Tuesday, August 23, 2016

A Graphic Re-visioning of Nonprofit Overhead

By Curtis Klotz
Nonprofit Quarterly


Most nonprofit leaders agree that we need a new way to communicate about the true costs of our programs and the vital importance of strong organizational infrastructure. But we have not yet developed a simple, consistent message when sharing our view with potential supporters and investors. We are stuck with old terms and old images.

The following series of images and descriptions is really a blog in pictures. How we visualize our understanding of nonprofit structure and programs shapes the overhead debate. It’s time to get graphic about our new ideas—to deploy fresh images to help educate the public, our funders, and ourselves.

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Top 10 Duties of Non-Profit Board Members

By Jeremy Barlow
boardeffect.com


People that have a passion for a cause typically make good non-profit board members. That’s no surprise since they tend to know a lot about the organization already.  What’s even better is that they bring a lot of their own knowledge and expertise about the organization’s purpose and network. More importantly, new board members often bring a contagious excitement with them to board meetings. 

Passionate new board members can breathe life into any non-profit board. Board recruiPters will do well to make sure new board members understand that serving on the board comes with important responsibilities and to help them understand what those responsibilities are, so that the new board member can plug into the board in the most helpful ways. 

Here are 10 duties that every board member should be pay attention to:

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Giving back: Volunteer opportunities for the whole family

While signing up for volunteer work around the holidays is always a great way to spread cheer, you don’t have to wait until the end of the year to give back to the community in which you live and work. There are plenty of opportunities to volunteer throughout the year, and you can find ways to help that appeal to all ages and interests. Volunteering is fun, rewarding and introduces you to new people and skills.

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Charleston Association of Grant Professionals (CAGP) to meet Aug. 16


The Charleston Association of Grant Professionals (CAGP) will meet Tuesday, Aug. 16 from 5:45-7:30 in the auditorium of the Main Branch of the Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun St. in Charleston.

The topic will be "Grant Budgets, Accounting, & Reports:  Managing Funds After The Grant Is Received"

Lynn Austin, Freelance Writer, Harleston & Associates, will be the presenter.

This lecture is designed for nonprofit board chairs, treasurers, bookkeepers, executive directors and all other interested persons. Even experienced money managers are often unaware of laws that govern grants and how to receive, track, spend, and report grant funding. Anyone managing grant finances can benefit from lessons on the following:

Operational Budgets – How to scale it down to one page for grant submittals 

Grant Finances – What you can and can’t do with grant funds
Grant Tracking – How to set up your books to receive, expend, track, and report

So, bring a colleague, join the discussion, and help us make sense out of the dollars.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Three ways tech is reinventing a surprising sector

By Kevin Barenblat
Crunch Network Contributor
techcrunch.com


More than 1 million users. Sixteen billion monthly page views. Ninety-nine percent user engagement.

If these sound like stats from tech companies, you’re right. Except these tech companies are nonprofits.

In Steve Case’s new book, The Third Wave, he argues that this next generation of the Internet will transform major industry sectors and become integrated into everything we do. We are already seeing the tremendous impact of software and the Internet transform one of the least discussed areas — the nonprofit sector.

With the growing ubiquity of mobile phones and the Internet, combined with plummeting connectivity costs and, in some cases, free infrastructure, it’s not surprising that organizations focused on scaling impact are integrating technology into the core of their solution. But you may be surprised to hear how deep technology’s impact has already been on the nonprofit sector.

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Three ways tech is reinventing a surprising sector

By Kevin Barenblat
Crunch Network Contributor
techcrunch.com


More than 1 million users. Sixteen billion monthly page views. Ninety-nine percent user engagement.
If these sound like stats from tech companies, you’re right. Except these tech companies are nonprofits.

In Steve Case’s new book, The Third Wave, he argues that this next generation of the Internet will transform major industry sectors and become integrated into everything we do. We are already seeing the tremendous impact of software and the Internet transform one of the least discussed areas — the nonprofit sector.

With the growing ubiquity of mobile phones and the Internet, combined with plummeting connectivity costs and, in some cases, free infrastructure, it’s not surprising that organizations focused on scaling impact are integrating technology into the core of their solution. But you may be surprised to hear how deep technology’s impact has already been on the nonprofit sector.

         Read more:

Three ways tech is reinventing a surprising sector

By Kevin Barenblat
Crunch Network Contributor
techcrunch.com



If these sound like stats from tech companies, you’re right. Except these tech companies are nonprofits.

In Steve Case’s new book, The Third Wave, he argues that this next generation of the Internet will transform major industry sectors and become integrated into everything we do. We are already seeing the tremendous impact of software and the Internet transform one of the least discussed areas — the nonprofit sector.

With the growing ubiquity of mobile phones and the Internet, combined with plummeting connectivity costs and, in some cases, free infrastructure, it’s not surprising that organizations focused on scaling impact are integrating technology into the core of their solution. But you may be surprised to hear how deep technology’s impact has already been on the nonprofit sector.

         Read more: