Nonprofit Resources of the Week – 7/14/24

Stay informed of the week’s notable events and shared resources with this curated list of Nonprofit Resources of the Week. Notable Nonprofit Posts, Articles, & Other Resources: Everyday Donors Want to Give. Here’s How to Find Them. (Ben Gose and Rasheeda Childress, Chronicle of Philanthropy) Crowded Out: The Dark Side Of Crowdfunding Healthcare And Its […]

What Do Nonprofits Owe to the Future?

The question of a nonprofit’s future needs and impact raises a couple of related concepts: intergenerational equity and longtermism. Of course, all planning involves thinking about the future – whether it be in designing programs, fundraising, marketing, budgeting, investing, advocating, collaborating, or engaging in myriad things that are necessary for managing and governing a nonprofit. […]

Nonprofit Resources of the Week – 7/7/24

Stay informed of the week’s notable events and shared resources with this curated list of Nonprofit Resources of the Week. Notable Nonprofit Posts, Articles, & Other Resources: In a World Filled With Misinformation, Donors Want Truth From Charities (Chronicle of Philanthropy) Inside Project 2025 (James Goodwin, Boston Review) Judge Denies Texas Attorney General’s Efforts to […]

The Mission Statement: Some New Thoughts

Nonprofits exist to advance their mission. That seems simple enough. As does the corresponding statement: the mission is the reason for a nonprofit’s existence. The public expression of the mission is typically a short, pithy phrase that is part of the leadership’s elevator pitch. Below are a few examples of mission statements from well-known organizations. […]

Nonprofit Resources of the Week – 6/30/24

Stay informed of the week’s notable events and shared resources with this curated list of Nonprofit Resources of the Week. Notable Nonprofit Posts, Articles, & Other Resources: Trust in Nonprofits and Philanthropy (Independent Sector and Edelman Data & Intelligence) Supreme Court Overturns Chevron Doctrine (Nature Conservancy) What a big new Supreme Court decision could mean […]

Nonprofit Resources of the Week – 6/23/24

Stay informed of the week’s notable events and shared resources with this curated list of Nonprofit Resources of the Week. Notable Nonprofit Posts, Articles, & Other Resources: State of Nonprofits 2024: What Funders Need to Know (Center for Effective Philanthropy) Nonprofits Are Taking a Stance on Gaza — and Paying the Price (Sara Herschander, Chronicle […]

2024 Northern California Grantmakers Annual Conference

On Tuesday, June 18, Northern California Grantmakers (NCG) held its Annual Conference: Imagine and Act in Oakland, California. The NCG website included the following in its description of the Conference: We can only act on what we can imagine. As philanthropy is called to meet this moment, we need to expand our imagination. How can we […]

Nonprofit Resources of the Week – 6/16/24

Stay informed of the week’s notable events and shared resources with this curated list of Nonprofit Resources of the Week. Notable Nonprofit Posts, Articles, & Other Resources: Here We Go Again (and Again and Again): Let’s Stop Looking for the One ‘New Approach’ to Philanthropy (Phil Buchanan, Center for Effective Philanthropy) [Ed. This excellent response […]

Grantmakers Conference Supplement: Q&A

Conferences of grantmaker organizations focus on many critically important topics. But I have noticed that nonprofit and exempt organizations law tends to be an underappreciated area of coverage, even when it might inform several areas of focus. And for those willing to make the investment in learning and managing nuances and complexities, a better understanding […]