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Nonprofit Connect
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Last fall, Nonprofit Connect launched the Extreme Makeover: Website Edition contest to connect nonprofits in need of new websites with creative agencies willing to help. Nineteen area nonprofits submitted videos showing why they deserved a new website, and Feed Northland Kids was selected. Fervor Marketing Concepts generously offered their services to create fully responsive and mobile friendly websites that would help Feed Northland Kids better tell their story and advance their mission. Read more
Nonprofit Connect
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Nonprofit Connect recently hosted Employee Engagement: A Leadership Imperative as part of the Senior Leaders program series. Stephen Ingalls, president of LGL Leadership, shared his expertise on the importance of Employee Engagement and how your nonprofit organization can start working on an Employee Engagement plan today. Read more
Nonprofit Connect
Thursday, May 15, 2014
How do you feel about cultivating donors through Google Glass? Would you solicit volunteers using a smart implant? At this month’s Marketing Matters program, Jim Dayton, vice president of marketing and communications at Camp Fire, discussed trends in marketing and their impact on nonprofit communications. Read more
Nonprofit Connect
Monday, May 5, 2014
In April, Nonprofit Connect hosted Volunteer Management Institute, a three-day volunteer management intensive featuring volunteer management experts from local organizations like Wayside Waifs and Harvesters. Jamie Braun, Development Associate and Office Manager at the Charlotte Street Foundation, attended and shares what she learned from VMI here. Read more
Nonprofit Connect
Friday, April 11, 2014
According to Independent Sector, the estimated value of a volunteer hour is $22.55, but to many organizations a volunteer’s time and dedication is priceless. This week is National Volunteer Week, an annual presidentially-proclaimed holiday that celebrates service in our country. Established in 1974, National Volunteer Week is about inspiring people to seek out ways to engage in their communities and learn about the possibility of social change. The nonprofit community often takes the week-long holiday as an opportunity to recognize and appreciate their organization’s volunteers. Nonprofit Connect touched base with a few experienced volunteer managers in Kansas City to see what National Volunteer Week looks like at local organizations. Read more
Nonprofit Connect
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Is your organization in need of some soul searching? Elizabeth Alex and Laney Haake of Unbound shared their introspective experience this morning at our Marketing Matters: Rebranding Essentials. Formerly the Christian Foundation for Children and Aging, Unbound is a humanitarian organization that works to challenge poverty in 21 countries. Alex and Haake recently led the rebranding process for Unbound, and imparted tips from their journey with our Nonprofit Connect members. Read more
Nonprofit Connect
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
The morning may have been cold, but the conversation was hot as 120 nonprofit professionals gathered for the first program in the 501(c) Success National Speaker Series featuring Jacob Harold, president & CEO of GuideStar. As the leader of an organization considered by many to be the nation’s expert in collecting and disseminating nonprofit information, Jacob discussed the importance of using data to build a strong foundation for the philanthropic sector. In a society where everyone has the world at their fingertips, donors are demanding more information from their charities, with an emphasis on transparency. Much of the current donor demographic is motivated by impact, and nonprofits share this impact by collecting and distributing data. Read more
Nonprofit Connect
Thursday, December 19, 2013
There is something wonderful about knowing that you are working for a non-profit organization. You know that without a doubt you are going to be helping someone deserving each time you go to work. If you are interested in a non-profit career, you should know that there are likely to be some big differences between your current job and the one you are about to accept. The biggest difference when you have a non-profit career is that you are going to have to make sure that it is very obvious just how important you are to the organization that you are working for. Non-profit organizations never have enough money, and they need to justify every penny that they spend. This means that you are going to be expected to present regular itemized expense reports on a very consistent basis and that you had better be able to justify every expense you list. Read more