Sir Paul McCartney once sang that money can’t buy you love. But, can it buy you happiness? That’s one of the questions nonprofit managers need to answer when looking for ways to keep their best employees.
Just because you land an interview does not mean you are going to get the job. Getting called in to talk with the hiring manager is only one step in the process and if you don’t perform well, it’s likely you won’t get a second chance to redeem yourself.
After much deliberation (and some heated arguments) we have picked the five finalists for our Nonprofit Selfie Contest. These five photos are the ones that we felt best represented the mission of each employee’s organization. Now, it’s up to you to decide which contestant will win the grand prize: A $100 AmEx Gift Card.
Doug White is an author, professor, and an advisor to nonprofit organizations and philanthropists. He serves on the faculty in the Masters in Fundraising program at Columbia University in New York City. White authored the books: The Nonprofit Challenge: Integrating Ethics into the Purpose and Promise of Our Nation's Charities (Palgrave Macmillan 2010); Charity on Trial: What You Need to Know Before You Give (Barricade Books 2006); and The Art of Planned Giving: Understanding Donors and the Culture of Giving (John Wiley & Sons 1995).
Should the charitable income tax deduction be sacrosanct? Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), the committee’s ranking Republican, last year asked their colleagues to make the case for the deduction. Their goal was to make sure the nation has “a simpler, more efficient, and fairer tax code.” They said, “We believe it is important to start with a blank slate.”
The average pay for a nonprofit president/CEO last year was $118,678 according to data from our recently released 2014 NPT Salary and Benefits Report. While many factors affect executive compensation, our studies found there was a direct link between their salaries and the organization’s operating budget.
When Major League Baseball (MLB) first handed out its 211-game suspension to New York Yankees third-baseman Alex Rodriguez this past August, it wasn’t just the baseball world that was impacted. It also hit home for anti-steroid nonprofit foundation in McKinney, Texas, with which Rodriguez worked.
UPDATE: The deadline to submit your photo is in two hours! Send your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org before time runs out!
Are you looking for a nonprofit job in the Norfolk, Va.-area? If you answered “yes” to that question, you will probably be interested in the newest featured position posted to our Career Center.
Jeff Shumway is a manager with The Bridgespan Group. Colin Murphy is a Bridgespan associate consultant.
Think back to middle school. Do you remember the difference between the clear-cut, yes-or-no nature of solving a math problem and the messy, iterative effort of writing an English paper? In the conversations that we hear, nonprofit performance measurement is too often treated like a math problem—the program is either working or not. Period.
As we bid farewell to 2013 – year of healthcare crisis, hurricane devastation, and questionable dance moves – we at The NonProfit Times wish you all the very best for a fresh year of prosperity, ingenuity, and mission-driven success. And to help ring in 2014, we are proud to announce the release of our first issue of the New Year.
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