Refugees as language tutors: Chatterbox

So often refugees end up taking low skilled jobs, even if they’ve been highly educated in their country of origin. This social entrepreneurial venture in the UK is hiring them as language tutors (and paying a living wage to do … Continue reading

SGI46: Partnerships that Bring Lasting Impact with Stacie Freeman

Partnerships are best developed when two (or more) people or entities realize they can make a bigger impact by working together. This partnership, between Bethel University and Bright Light Volunteers is one of those. Stacie Freeman, shares her perspective on … Continue reading

A Nonprofit Evolution: From Struggling to Success | via Pioneers Post

After 20 years serving the nonprofit sector in one way or another, I’ve seen more than my share of organizations that started strong, grew, but then lost track of their vision and excitement (whether due to financial issues, ‘shiny object’ … Continue reading

NLN45: Leadership Transitions as an Opportunity with Jennifer Aronson

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Jennifer Aronson explores key issues from the Boston Foundation’s recently published report, “Opportunity in Change.” Key points include: Leadership Changes are Happening Across Generations Transition Times Can Be an Opportunity to Make Structural Changes The Importance of Avoiding the Temptations … Continue reading

NLN44: Creating an Environment for Controlled Growth & Happy, Committed Staff with Nick Arquette

In this podcast, we are talking with #Nick Arquette, Founder and Executive Director of #Walk With Sally. We discuss topics relating to integrating your mission into a fundraising event, how to grow your board and staff at the right pace … Continue reading

6 Expert Tips on How Nonprofits Can Capitalize on Crowdfunding

For years crowdfunding has empowered individuals to fundraise for any cause including charities—and now nonprofits are joining the mix! Since creating a fundraising page is fast and shareable, nonprofits are setting up crowdfunding pages to raise money. Don’t let crowdfunding’s simplicity fool … Continue reading

NLN43: Formalizing A Foundation – Finding Focus & Building A Strategy with Sherrie Deans

In our podcast discussion this week, we are chatting with #Sherrie Deans, Executive Director of the #NBPA Foundation, the charitable arm of the NBPA – the Union for the nearly 450 current professional basketball players in the NBA. We discuss … Continue reading

NLN42: Keeping It Small Can Still Have Big Impacts with Lauralee Lindholm

Welcome to Episode 42 of the #Nonprofit Leaders Network podcast series. Our guest is #Lauralee Lindholm who, along with her husband, have been involved with rural community development in Ethiopia for over 28 years. In this podcast interview, we discuss … Continue reading

NLN41: Leading – and Managing – a Board Through Change with Susan Warshaw

In our podcast this week with #Susan Warshaw, Executive Director of #Grades of Green, we discuss the importance of preparation for a smooth leadership transition, not rushing into making changes, making the most of a failure, keeping donor goals realistic, … Continue reading

NLN40: Leveraging Partnerships to Create Successful Programs with John Marshall

Welcome to Episode 40 of the #Nonprofit Leaders Network podcast series. Our guest today is #John Marshall, President and Chairman of the Board of the #Johnny Mercer Foundation. Our conversation includes topics relating to a shift in focus, overcoming pushback … Continue reading