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Age Diversity Key Consideration in Building Modern, Effective Nonprofit Boards

Boards of directors are key participants in every nonprofit and are very often vetted through a rigorous selection process before being invited to join the organization. Most potential board members are ideally considered based upon strategic criteria including: professional experience and expertise, community ties, a personal connection to those the agency serves, and factors relating […]

Higher Education Accreditation is Being Analyzed From All Fronts

With the arrival of the 2016 presidential election season colleges and universities have become a major focus. Originally centered on the cost of tuition for public institutions of higher education, the debate has shifted to higher education accreditation including executive action on reforming an accreditation system (governed by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and […]

Family Volunteer Day 11/21/15

The 25th Annual Family Volunteer Day will be celebrated this November 21 as families come together to volunteer in communities all across the country. This can be an exceptional opportunity for nonprofits to invite families to volunteer their time and talents and build valuable, long-term volunteer relationships during the process. Powered by generationOn.org and Disney […]

Bring Your Annual Report into the 21st Century!

As the year draws to a close many nonprofits are scurrying to prepare for their upcoming annual meetings – which, most likely will be accompanied by an official annual report. For all the time, talent and treasure that go into the publication of an annual report, sadly it is seen by few, read by fewer […]

Using Accreditation as a Marketing Tool – Part 2

Earning national accreditation is a stellar accomplishment – your agency has devoted a great deal of time, effort and resources into making this achievement happen. So what happens next? This past May, we published ‘Using Accreditation as a Marketing Tool’ that discussed ways in which your nonprofit can best promote its accredited status and get […]

Building a Valued Nonprofit Begins on the Inside

A nonprofit’s success is measured in a variety of ways: mission fulfillment, fundraising capacity, volunteerism – the list is limitless. However your nonprofit defines its accomplishments, have you considered that these achievements actually begin on the inside? Identifying and cultivating your nonprofit’s internal value will strengthen your agency for years to come. Shared Sense of […]

Accreditation in Action – Goodwill Industries

Goodwill Industries Serving Northeast Nebraska, Inc., is an agency dedicated to helping those with physical, mental, and emotional disabilities or dependence on public support to become productive members of their communities. See how maintaining national accreditation has enhanced the work that Goodwill does with its clients and for the communities it serves. 1.  Which accreditation […]

Diversity and Building an Effective Nonprofit Board of Directors

Effective governance is essential for every nonprofit as it works to fulfill its mission and vision. While it seems obvious that this responsibility lies with those who hold leadership roles within the organization, the board of directors also must be engaged, diverse and dedicated to their commitments as board members to help the agency achieve […]