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  • When Employee Conflict Is Positive

    By The NonProfit Times — June 4, 2012

    Arguments in the office are usually considered a bad thing. It’s hard to imagine any silver lining coming from tension between employees but, according to two Human Resources experts, conflict can actually be positive for an organization.

  • Prospect Research For Capital Campaigns

    By The NonProfit Times — June 4, 2012

    Major gifts are the lifeblood of any capital campaign. Without these donations, the campaign is unlikely to achieve the greatest success possible.

  • Expanding Your Career Network Without Social Networks

    By The NonProfit Times — June 4, 2012

    It goes without saying that social networks are extremely popular these days. These sites are useful for catching up with old friends and — most importantly for your job search — making connections for your career. Yet as useful as sites like LinkedIn are, face-to-face networking still remains an effective tool.

    One of the advantages of traditional career networking is the personal connection. You can learn a lot more about a person by seeing their mannerisms and hearing their voice than by communicating via e-mail. If you are one of those individuals that prefers the “old school” method of networking, here are four tips to help expand your connections:
    • Talk to your seat-mates on the train. You never know if that person sitting next to you could hold the key for your career. Making conversation with complete strangers isn’t exactly easy, but it can be very valuable if you can do it.
    • Start volunteering. This is one of the best ways to build connections in the nonprofit sector. Becoming a volunteer almost guarantees you will meet someone¬†who can be of help to you. It also doesn’t look half-bad on your resume.
    • Sign up for an alumni newsletter. There’s a very good chance you will learn about upcoming networking events, which will help you re-establish ties with old classmates or professors.
    • Join clubs. These don’t have to necessarily be related to your job search. You are just as likely to find potential networking contacts at a chess club than job search related activities.
    All of this is not to say you should completely abandon online networking. On the contrary, you should continue to use it to enhance your job search. Just don’t make the mistake of thinking that a social networking site is the ultimate answer for all your problems.

  • U.K. Backs Off Charitable Deduction Cap

    By The NonProfit Times — June 1, 2012

    U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has withdrawn his proposal for a cap on charitable deductions after significant push back from opponents of the measure.

  • Featured Nonprofit Job: Controller

    By The NonProfit Times — June 1, 2012

    Family Life Communications, a nonprofit Christian organization based in Tuscon, Ariz., is looking to hire a Controller to handle the financial activities of the organization.

  • The June 1 Edition Of The NonProfit Times Is Online!

    By The NonProfit Times — June 1, 2012

    Now that June has finally arrived, we are well on our way to summer! That means a lot of time at the beach and (hopefully) a lot of relaxing days. The arrival of the new month also means a new edition of The NonProfit Times. We are very happy to announced that the June 1, 2012 edition is now online!

  • Technology Leads The Way In Social Innovation

    By Patrick Sullivan — June 1, 2012

    Steve Gleason is confined to a wheelchair and has trouble speaking. The former defensive back with the New Orleans Saints football team was diagnosed last year with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. He’s creating a video journal to share with his newborn son, Rivers, in the future.

  • Nonprofit Federal Lobbying Spending Declines

    By The NonProfit Times — June 1, 2012

    The effects of the economic downturn have been felt even in the area of nonprofit lobbying. Total spending on lobbying by nonprofits dropped 3.3 percent from 2007 to 2011, with 35 organizations increasing their lobbying spending and 38 decreasing their lobbying spending.

  • Structural Leadership Gaps

    By Thomas McLaughlin — June 1, 2012

    Scan the group carefully if you ever find yourself in a meeting that includes chief executives of medium to large-sized established nonprofits. Chances are the age of most of the CEOs begins with a “6.”

  • General Ramblings: Are There No Prisons?

    By Paul Clolery — June 1, 2012

    When are those single mothers going to learn that they need to get a third job to get themselves and their children out of poverty? Maybe if that guy across the street had stayed in school he would be employed. If you really want to work, you can find a job and pull yourself up from poverty.

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