The holidays are almost here. It should be a time where nonprofits and their hard working employees welcome some much needed downtime. Vu Le in a recent guest post on the Guidestar blog has issued a call to inaction suggesting that nonprofits should give the week off to staff. He offers some good reasons why: making up for working long hours all year; compensate for low pay; improve morale; and boost individuals’ resilience and productivity. He also acknowledges that there are other … [Read more...] about Holiday Vacation Exit Strategy: How To Take A Break
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Note from Beth:My long-time colleague, Teresa Crawford, Executive Director, Social Sector Accelerator, shares some thoughts about nonprofit capacity building programs based on extensive research. Her answer to the question about capacity building programs leading to better impact will surprise you. If you know me or have worked with me before you know I like to plan. It is so part of my personality that even on vacation my kids wake up in the morning and ask what's the plan for the day. So, … [Read more...] about Do Capacity Building Programs Help Nonprofits Achieve Better Results?
Last week, nonprofits in 42 countries celebrated the sixth Giving Tuesday,a global movement to inspire giving. According to the Giving Tuesday report, $275 million was raised in addition the countless hours of volunteer time and in-kind contributions. Giving Tuesday is more than just a day of fundraising or to launch a nonprofit's year-end fundraising campaign. The big outcome is to increase generosity overall. The Giving Tuesday movement is making that happen with many partners, powered with … [Read more...] about Facebook Live-A-Thon for @ASPCA Raises Over $50,000 on Giving Tuesday