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Less than a month after stepping down as chairman, Lance Armstrong has resigned entirely from the board of the foundation that he founded 15 years ago.
Less than a month after stepping down as chairman, Lance Armstrong quietly has resigned altogether from the board of the foundation that he founded 15 years ago.
Searching for executive jobs is a whole different ball game than the typical job search. Job seekers who want these positions must have extensive résumés and cover letters tailored to the executive suite. Typical applications simply will not cut it for these highly sought after jobs.
Nonprofits were called upon to be the north star of change in the charitable universe and leaders should fix a point in time and space from which to chart their organizational course. The comment was made by Independent Sector President and CEO Diana Aviv during the organization’s annual conference, being held in San Francisco, Calif.
The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced an expedited review and approval process for organizations seeking tax-exempt status to provide relief for victims of Hurricane Sandy, though the IRS still encourages people to use existing organizations currently working on immediate aid efforts.
IBM and AT&T headlined the 50 corporations that were the most active in their communities, according to a list released by the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC), Points of Light (PoL), and Bloomberg LP.
Finding individuals who are willing to be long-term volunteers for your nonprofit can be difficult. Many people in this country want to do whatever they can to help out organizations, but they don’t necessarily want to do it all the time. That’s why one-time special events can be very appealing to potential volunteers.There are plenty of individuals out there who would love the chance to be a part of making your event a success; it’s just a matter of reaching them. In his book “The Idiot’s Guide to Recruiting and Managing Volunteers,” John L. Lipp wrote that you have to exhaust all avenues of communication to reach these potential volunteers. He suggested using the following techniques:
- Start by asking individuals who are part of your active volunteer program. As soon as you have a date confirmed for your event, send them a “save-the-date” message;
- Do the same thing with people who volunteered for your last special event. If your event includes sponsors, talk to them and see if they are interested in providing employees to help support it;
- Contact service clubs and professional organizations, especially those that have a connection to your cause, and ask them about making a commitment to provide a minimum number of volunteers for your event;
- Target people with specific skills;
- Reach out to organizations that specialize in recruiting volunteers for special events and one-time opportunities;
- Utilize the Internet to promote your event and volunteer opportunities;
- Contact local religious groups; and,
- Consider offering your clients an opportunity to volunteer for your special event.
It’s not often that we list two featured nonprofit jobs in one blog post, but that is exactly what is going to happen today. Save the Children, based in Westport, Conn., has openings for two positions that will be of interest to those interested in fundraising and marketing: Associate Director of Donor Engagement and Associate Director of Telemarketing.
Donor-advised funds (DAF) have surpassed pre-recession levels in most all categories, according to an annual study by the National Philanthropic Trust.
The former Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of a nonprofit in Metairie, La., has been sentenced to two years in prison after being convicted of embezzling nearly $25,000 from the organization and a company employee.
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