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For some nonprofit managers, the daily grind makes it difficult to see the forest between the trees for a single organization.
Staying in the loop takes a concerted effort
Most discussions of boardsmanship assume a service-providing agency governed by a self-perpetuating board to which outsiders are recruited because of their wealth, talents, or connections. The nonprofit world also includes a range of membership associations — from professional societies to “friends of” fundraising bodies — in which the majority of board positions are filled by members of the association, either by election or appointment.
It’s time to officially recognize sector’s economic differences
Higher education endowments are often looked at jealously by nonprofit leaders whose organizations live in endowment-free zones. It’s not that they want to live there. It just worked out that way. It is the nonprofit equivalent of the other side of the tracks. Think Julie Andrews in Victor Victoria with her nose against the restaurant window. It seems that major colleges and universities are daily announcing seven- and eight-figure gifts and nine-figure endowment campaigns. The major gift unveilings are met with cheers and scorn.
Eight million Baby Boomers use charitable food assistance to make ends meet. Pre-seniors tend to struggle more than their elders as they do not yet qualify for assistance, such as Social Security or Medicare, and are beginning to experience expensive health issues that contribute to their inability to buy food.
A 5-year-old cloud-based grant management platform has raised more than $10 million in venture capital funding.
A friend of the court brief has been filed with the Supreme Court of the United States on behalf of 58 nonprofit and for-profit fundraisers fighting to keep major donor information confidential from the State of California.
There are two levels of mind state when connecting with others, said Richard Brown: subconscious emotional and conscious rational. Brown, president of RB Consulting, believes major gifts officers spend too much time in the latter and not enough in the former.
Alzheimer’s disease is among the most expensive illnesses in the United States, costing some $226 billion annually – two-thirds of which impacts Medicare and Medicaid. That says nothing of the five million people affected by it and the 15 million caregivers. By 2050, a projected 15 million people will have the disease and the annual cost is expected top $1.2 trillion, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Though the national homeless population has declined in recent years and several major cities have seen huge successes, many metropolitan areas are still seeing increases of people on the streets, according to the agencies charged with addressing the homeless crisis.
The National Labor Relations Board’s decision last week in a case involving workers hired by one firm but working at Browning Ferris Industries (BFI) highlights that notwithstanding apparent and intended separateness, two separate legal entities may be found to be joint employers of certain employees if the entities “share or co-determine” matters governing the essential terms and conditions of employment for the employees.
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