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Boards Still Lagging In DEI, Survey Shows...

Many organizations have intentions to diversify their boards but most have not had success or have even started trying and nonprofit leadership and upper management remains mostly White, according to a report by a Connecticut foundation. The 13-page report, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Landscape of the Valley, by the Valley Community Foundation (VCF) surveyed […]

Nonprofit Rehiring Gains Continue But Slow...

Nonprofit job growth slowed in August after two strong months of gains, stymied by the Delta variant of the coronavirus (COVID-19) but still regaining about two-thirds of the jobs lost in the first three months of the pandemic. Nonprofits gained 42,131 jobs in August, representing a gain of 6.97% of the 607,000 nonprofit jobs still […]

COVID Surges Killing More In-Person Fundraisers...

Late summer and early fall were supposed to be times of reopening, and fundraisers started to plan in-person events. But the Delta variant of the coronavirus proved even more contagious than previous strains, and those live events are starting to be shuttered. In Chattanooga, Tenn., executives at Erlanger Health System canceled the “Believe Bash” fundraiser. […]

Lack Of Resources Most Apparent In Human Capital...

Many nonprofit and public social sector leaders have their hands full meeting the day-to-day demands of their missions. Stepping back might require extra effort, given the scarcity of time and other resources.  That said, the results of taking higher-level looks at internal and external data and using the data to shape messaging and practices, can […]

Employee Volunteering Dropped, Cash Donations Rose...

The social distancing requirements of the coronavirus cut employees’ willingness to volunteer in person during 2020, but they made up for it through their cash contributions to nonprofits, according to Industry Review: Employee Engagement & Corporate Social Responsibility, a report from YourCause, a unit of Charleston, S.C.-based Blackbaud. The uncertainty of employment status played a […]

It Is Time Not Treasure For Young Americans...

Younger socially-conscious individuals are increasingly offering their time to causes they care about, according to Influencing Young America to Act, a report from Cause and Social Influence. While 39% provided their contact information via a petition on a cause or organization’s website, and 28% signed a petition shared on social media, 22% offered professional services […]

Nonprofit Jobs Jump, But Health Care In Reverse...

Nonprofit job growth saw double-digit expansion across every field but health care, gaining more than 8% overall from May to June. The sector gained more than 60,000 of the estimated 745,000 jobs still lost as of May, according to data from the Center for Civil Society Studies (CCSS) at Johns Hopkins University. The U.S. Bureau […]

Half Of Harassed Fundraisers Don’t Report Anti-DEI Behavior...

More than one-third — 34% — of fundraising professionals said that they experienced discrimination or bias from their co-workers and that during the past year, 25% said that they were harassed or were the victim of micro-aggressions from their employers’ donors, potential donors, or volunteers. That’s some of the data from a new study by […]

Employer Altruism Might Backfire If Employees Don’t Buy It...

Some employers hold that socially responsible actions, such as charitable donations made on behalf of their staff, spur their employees to work harder, or at least hold their employer in higher regard. At very least, employers believe making a donation on behalf of employees does no harm. Results of a research experiment showed such incentives […]

The Plan To Replace Board Members...

Your nonprofit board needs some new blood or maybe there are some board members retiring in the near future. Where do you find their replacements? “The first step is to consider to whom your organization needs to be connected,” according to James Mueller, a former nonprofit executive and founder of James Mueller & Associates in […]