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The Recipe for Building an Effective Nonprofit Board of Directors

When starting, working with or being part of a nonprofit, there are many “recipes” for how you determine success.  You may look at effective programming, strategic planning, fundraising and development but you can’t achieve any of that without one main ingredient and that is making sure that you have an effective nonprofit board of directors. 865 more words


Want a seat on a board? Rewrite your resume

Dear Annie: As executive vice president of human resources at a midsize manufacturing company, I’ve served on a few local volunteer organizations’ boards of directors, plus one national nonprofit board. 999 more words


"Seven Warning Signs That Something May Not Be Right in Your Nonprofit"

Mike Burns, a partner at BWB Solutions (Branford, CT) and a partner at The Konterra Group (Washington, D.C.) wrote an excellent article published on his blog,  424 more words

Employer Relations


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May 1 came – the poems stopped
poetry writing month went
my poet friends  wound up
their writing peregrinations –
quieted we all concluded… 496 more words



From its very title, THE SOCIAL PROFIT HANDBOOK by David Grant challenges the status quo. We should rename “not-for-profit” organizations as “social profit” organizations—because, after all, isn’t that what they are designed to do, benefit society? 179 more words


Slot Machines and Fundraising

It used to be that slot machines could only be found in Nevada and Atlantic City, but over the years, as states sought more funding for their bloated budgets, more and more of them legalized some forms of gambling, and electronic games of chance started showing up in local bars and other businesses.  644 more words