Nonprofit Leadership/Management

Nonprofits and Innovation

Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits and Founder of the Stanford Social Innovation Review, will present a brief history of the role of nonprofits in social innovation — including some social innovations that had significant downsides. Many of these social innovators brought together ideas from different fields, blended them and created original solutions. But social innovation is not just original ideas. The ideas need to grow into useful products or services that gain adopters and have a large impact on people’s lives. But similar to the for-profit sector, how do we go about finding and investing in social innovation? What barometer would we use? How has the social sector adopted technology to increase innovations?

Policies Every Nonprofit Organization Should Consider Having

When we think of nonprofit policies, we generally think of financial policies. Those are important! But in this session we examine other kinds of organizational policies that can help drive an organization to its next level of performance: those pertaining to programs, fundraising, marketing, staff development, volunteers, and board organization. A topic for nonprofit managers and board members!

Opening Up: Demystifying Funder Transparency

Jen Bokoff, Director of GrantCraft at Foundation Center, and Jennifer Roller, President at the Raymond John Wean Foundation, discuss funder transparency in this webinar hosted by Philanthropy Ohio.

Meet the Grantmakers: New Faces in Familiar Places

On September 24, a panel of Bay Area grantmakers convened in our San Francisco office to discuss current grantmaking trends and insights about the people behind the Bay Area’s many philanthropic institutions. Topics covered included details and insights about the grantmaking portfolios managed by panelists, information about their professional backgrounds and how that is informing their current approaches to grantmaking, trends and new directions they are seeing emerge, and tips for grantseekers who are interested in working in partnership with the represented program officers and institutions.

Meet the Grantmakers—UnderDeveloped: Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising

The newly released study UnderDeveloped: A National Study of Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising reveals that many nonprofits are stuck in a vicious cycle that threatens their ability to raise the resources they need to succeed. A joint project of CompassPoint and the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, the report found high levels of turnover and lengthy vacancies in development director positions throughout the sector. More significantly, the study reveals deeper issues that contribute to instability in the development director role, including a lack of basic fundraising systems and inadequate attention to fund development among key board and staff leaders.


Beyond the Nonprofit Niche

Moderated by Cheryl Loe, Communications Project Manager, Foundation Center. With Gabriela Fitz, Director of Knowledge Management Initiatives, Foundation Center; and Mitchell Nauffts, Publisher/Editorial Director, Philanthropy News Digest, Foundation Center.


Building a Leadership Development Culture at Your Nonprofit

We all know the importance of developing a leadership pipeline but it can seem that the costs and efforts required are prohibitive. Come learn how leaders from high-impact nonprofits have adopted highly effective leadership development practices, resulting in increased impact, greater sustainability, and lower costs.


Social Impact ROI of Leadership Development and Talent Management Best Practices

Hear two nationally recognized nonprofits explain how leadership development and talent management best practices provide strong social impact returns on the investment at their nonprofits. Rich Berlin, Executive Director of Harlem RBI (one of the Nonprofit Times’ top-50 nonprofits to work for in the U.S.) and Christa Roth, Senior Director of Talent at BUILD, are joined by James Shepard, CEO and Founder of AchieveMission.



Making Collaborations Work

Collaboration can help make your programs more effective and your operations more efficient, but only if it is conducted in a thoughtful and thorough manner. What are the strategies for forming a collaboration that works? How can you avoid setbacks?


Top 5 Do’s in Board Development with Lisa Hoffman

Lisa Hoffman, coach & consultant, shares her five tips for effective board development. Among her tips, Lisa emphasizes the need for ongoing recruitment, approaching accountability with grace, and developing a culture of appreciation between the board and staff.


Succession Management Best Practices for Nonprofits: Part 1

Many nonprofit leaders confront the challenge of leadership development only when faced with a succession crisis and most acknowledge succession planning as a significant organizational weakness. Engaging senior leaders, and understanding and developing future needs is critical to the long-term success of a nonprofit. This webinar, hosted by Jocelyne Durando, Client Success Manager at Cornerstone OnDemand, is the first in a two-part series on best practices in Succession Management for nonprofits.


Succession Management Best Practices for Nonprofits: Part 2

This webinar, hosted by Irene Cruz, Client Success Manager at Cornerstone OnDemand, is the conclusion to a special two-part series on best practices in Succession Management for nonprofits.





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