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  • The Recovery Begins From Jersey Girl Sandy

    By Patrick Sullivan — October 31, 2012

    “We started up an operation across a geographic area the size of Europe.”

    Those are the words of American Red Cross Director of Media Relations Anne Marie Borrego. An estimated 60 million people in 16 states have felt the wrath of Hurricane Sandy throughout the northeast and as far west as Illinois. At least five million residences in the northeast are without power.

  • Featured Nonprofit Job: VP Of Development

    By The NonProfit Times — October 31, 2012

    Hurricane Sandy has finally passed us by, but not without inflicting some major damage. Many people on the east coast are still without power, and we at The NonProfit Times wish the best to those who are still suffering through the aftermath of Sandy.

    For those of you that are lucky enough to still have power, we have a new featured nonprofit job for you to consider.
    Operation Blessing International (OBI) is looking to hire a Vice President of Development to expand and implement the organization’s overall fundraising strategies. This position will also be in charge of the planning and execution of all development activities to include setting and achieving specific fundraising goals designed to advance OBI’s mission and programs. Other responsibilities include:
    • Driving growth in major gifts, direct marketing, call programs, and internet fundraising;
    • Designing new name acquisition initiatives and lapsed donor campaigns;
    • Expanding foundation grant funding and planned giving;
    • Ensuring sufficient levels of cultivation and solicitation activity to result in achievement of revenue goals; and,
    • Assuming responsibility for  development reporting.
    Interested in this job? Make sure you meet the following qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree or professional certification preferred.
    • Minimum of ten years related work experience in development; experience as a chief development officer preferred.
    • Proven fundraising track record of achieving revenue targets.
    • Proven results-driven management and strategic leadership capabilities.
    • Advanced skills in project management, budget development and fiscal accountability.
    • Strong communicator with ability to write and speak persuasively to increase fundraising.
    • Ability to manage a productive and efficient development team.
    • Proficiency with MS Office software and knowledge of fundraising databases.
    • Must possess integrity, excellent judgment, and diplomacy.
    All interested candidates should apply via our career center. Good luck!

  • Wealthy Still Giving, Just Less

    By Patrick Sullivan — October 29, 2012

    Almost all the highest net worth households in the United States, those with either a net worth of $1 million or more (excluding home value) or an annual household income of at least $200,000, gave to charity in 2011. Fully 95 percent gave to at least one charity, 30 percentage points more than the general population.

  • Illinois Seeks Pay Data From Nonprofits

    By The NonProfit Times — October 26, 2012

    A new bill pending in the Illinois State Senate would require publicly-funded nonprofits to expose the pay their executives receive from private management companies.

  • Ask For Job References, Not Jobs

    By The NonProfit Times — October 26, 2012

    The ultimate goal when you meet up with a networking contact is to get information that will lead you to a nonprofit job.  That doesn’t mean you should straight up ask for a job.  Instead, ask for references.

  • Education Endowments Flunk, Posting Negative Numbers

    By Patrick Sullivan — October 25, 2012

    Rates of return for college and university endowments have taken a nosedive in fiscal year 2012. The rate of return is a negative 0.3 percent, compared to a 19.2 percent gain for 2011. That’s according to preliminary results of a study by Commonfund Institute and the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) on higher education endowments.

  • New York Nonprofit Salary Information

    By The NonProfit Times — October 25, 2012

    There are few states that have as much diversity in the nonprofit sector as New York. From famous organizations such as Charity: Water in New York City, to the government-related nonprofits of the Capital region, there are plenty of opportunities in the Empire State.

  • 4 Reasons Happy Employees Are Better

    By The NonProfit Times — October 25, 2012

    Who is the ideal employee? If you talk to some managers, it would be an individual who has a healthy fear of their boss and will do everything asked of them without question. Basically, organizations would like to have automatons as workers.

  • More Nonprofits Preparing For Mobile

    By The NonProfit Times — October 24, 2012

    Online giving continues to grow as a proportion of overall fundraising while nonprofits prepare for the use of mobile technologies to rise in the coming year. Special events, however, are still among the most widely used to drive individual donations.

  • 8 Things To Explain About Your Nonprofit’s Hiring Policies

    By The NonProfit Times — October 24, 2012

    Pay and the quality of the organization remain high job seekers‘ wish lists, but those aren’t the only factors that drive them; the hiring policies of an organization also play a large role in determining their interest in the job.

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