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  • Unsocial Media

    By The NonProfit Times — October 15, 2012

    Your Google+ isn’t talking to your Facebook API and the Pinterest account doesn’t match with the impressions you are getting from your analytics. Huh? That’s the life of a fundraiser these days, not a scene from the movie The Social Network.

  • Fundraisers’ Relationship Helps Derail $3B Campaign

    By Todd Cohen — October 15, 2012

    Planning for a $3 billion comprehensive campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), an effort that had been expected to begin its quiet phase next summer, likely will be put on hold, for the third time in four years. Fueling the new delay is UNC’s chancellor announcing he would step down at the end of the school year and the school’s vice chancellor for university advancement quitting under pressure.

  • 4 Ways To Integrate Fundraising With Marketing

    By The NonProfit Times — October 12, 2012

    Fundraising and marketing: Are they the same thing or are they worlds apart? The answer you get to this question varies depending on who you ask, but one thing’s for sure: The two work really well together if they are integrated properly.

  • Portland Set To Develop PILOT Program

    By The NonProfit Times — October 12, 2012

    Nonprofits in Portland, ME could be contacted by officials in the future, as the city begins to develop a proposal that would seek payments in lieu of taxes (PILOTs) from tax-exempt properties.

  • 3 Ways To Boost Your LinkedIn Profile

    By The NonProfit Times — October 12, 2012

    There’s a very good chance that you, as an active job seeker, already have a profile on LinkedIn. There’s an even greater chance that you are not using it to its potential.

  • Nonprofit Postage Hike of 2.5% Awaits PRC Approval

    By Mark Hrywna — October 12, 2012

    Charities can expect rates for nonprofit standard mail to rise by an average of about 2.5 percent next year.

  • Developing A Nonprofit Salary System

    By The NonProfit Times — October 11, 2012

    Every year, The NonProfit Times releases its Salary and Benefits Report, revealing how employees in the nonprofit sector are being paid. As with any business, salary structure is extremely important for nonprofits, and this report gives organizations that are just beginning a good model of the accepted pay within their industry.

  • Testimony: Kilpatrick Used Nonprofit Funds For Personal Gains

    By The NonProfit Times — October 11, 2012

    Testimony emerged during former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s corruption trial that indicated that he used funds from his nonprofit to pay for yoga lessons, tuition for his relatives, and a weekend vacation with his ex-mistress.

  • 6 Steps To A Brand Identity

    By The NonProfit Times — October 11, 2012

    What do you think of when someone utters the words “only you can prevent forest fires?” Smokey the Bear, right? This little exercise is a great example of the power of brand identity.

  • Featured Nonprofit Job: Senior Director Of Programs

    By The NonProfit Times — October 11, 2012

    The most recent jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) bought some good news for a change, so now is a great time to start looking for nonprofit jobs. To help your cause, the Nonprofit Job Seeker has yet another featured job available.

    Urban Habitat (UH) in Oakland, Calif., is looking to hire a Senior Director of Programs to play a leading role in defining and implementing policies, campaigns, and coalition-building efforts to advance an equity agenda at the local, regional, and state level. Specifically, the candidate will lead UH’s efforts to define a comprehensive policy and research agenda for the organization and its priority campaigns, and will support cross-programmatic strategy development and implementation.
    The Senior Director of Programs will perform a number of functions at UH. These include:
    • Program Planning, Management, Integration, and Alignment: Lead staff efforts to develop UH core programs and/or campaigns that are well-integrated and aligned with the overall mission of the organization. Lead annual strategic planning process and ensure effective development and implementation of program and individual work plans.
    • Program Analysis and Evaluation: Analyze metrics and other relevant factors to ensure that programs are meeting outcomes and objectives, and are making true community change. Coordinate and prioritize resources across programs and projects, and manage links between the projects as well as the overall costs and risks of the program.
    • Policy, Advocacy, and Research: Provide analysis of local, regional, state, national, and international policies that are relevant to UH’s mission and campaign goals. Develop and recommend strategies to help UH and its partners effectively navigate and impact the policymaking arena.
    • Coalitions and Movement-Building: Strengthen the capacity of UH to effectively build and engage in multi-issue, multi-sector coalitions throughout the region, state, and nation. Staff UH coalition efforts, when needed.
    If this sounds like a job you would be interested in, we encourage you to apply as soon as you can. But first, you must make sure you meet the following requirements:
    • Master’s degree in urban planning, environmental sciences, economics, public policy, or equivalent experience;
    • Minimum of five years’ experience developing and leading environmental, social, and/or economic justice programs;
    • Minimum of five years’ experience supervising and managing personnel;
    • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working on land use, housing, transportation, and/or economic development planning policies and programs;
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate policy analysis and research results, including development of conclusions and persuasive arguments for individuals outside the organization, as appropriate;
    • Demonstrated experience developing and leading successful policy campaigns and/or programs focused on environmental, social, and/or economic justice; and,
    • Strong commitment to issues of environmental, social, and economic justice and to working within a regional, multi-sector, multi-issue framework.
    Head to our career center to learn more about this position and for application instructions.

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