Did LinkedIn help nonprofits & leave nonprofit professionals behind?

The Nonprofit Consultant

Some time back I blogged about LinkedIn's (then new) Board Connect Service as a great new resource for nonprofit organizations. In the couple of years since, LinkedIn has built upon and expanded their vision of "LinkedIn for Good" and their offerings to nonprofits. I have taken part in a couple of free nonprofit technology trainings provided by LinkedIn and have enjoyed meeting their enthusiastic and caring team. careers jobs LinkedIn Nonprofit

Nonprofit Rescue: The Pitch

The Nonprofit Consultant

We all have dreams for the nonprofit sector: increased individual giving, more effective boards, simplified government grant applications, better trained staff. Well, one of my dreams for the sector is greater public understanding of the nuts and bolts of how nonprofits operate, and I've got an idea for implementing it: a reality TV show. So far the only time real, community, grass-roots nonprofits have been seen on reality TV is on shows like the Secret Millionaire.

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Introducing Online Training in Grant Proposal Writing

The Nonprofit Consultant

From 2003-2018 I presented the class Basic Grant Proposal Writing Skills for Nonprofits at the Community Foundation Santa Cruz County about three times each year. During that same period, I also did custom versions of the class for several individual organizations and smaller coalitions of nonprofits. All-in-all, well over 1,000 individual nonprofit professionals have gone through my grant proposal writing trainings, and have been very satisfied with the results.

Crowdfunding Roundup for Nonprofits

The Nonprofit Consultant

It seems that with the rise of Kickstarter and IndieGoGo, crowdfunding is on everybody''s minds these days, but what''s a nonprofit to do? For nonprofits, it is distinguished from traditional online fundraising in that it is focused on distinct, separate campaigns for specific purposes. In crowdfunding, this is usually seen in the form of turning donors into fundraisers and helping them tell their social networks why they support your nonprofit.

My First Nonprofit Job

The Nonprofit Consultant

After about seven years as an independent consultant, in January I began a regular, full-time executive director position with a local nonprofit organization, and spent the month fully immersed in learning the programs, the culture, and the needs. My orientation and training will continue for another couple of months at least, but I feel I can come up for air long enough for a blog post or two. What was your first experience raising money for a cause or working for a nonprofit?

Nonprofits, Foundations, And Capital Formation

The Nonprofit Consultant

Stannard-Stockton's response is demonstrate how nonprofits contribute to the economy, saying, in part: "Nonprofits employ people, nonprofits buy goods and services from for-profits, nonprofits are an important economic engine of the US economy. In fact, nonprofits are a bigger portion of the economy than many other industries." Stand up for the nonprofit sector; the most productive sector of all.

Using Design Thinking to Help Nonprofits Fundraise

Harvard Business

Far too many great ideas for solving pressing social problems are not being applied at the scale they deserve, because thousands of nonprofit organizations are teetering on the brink of collapse. Of the 300,000 nonprofits in the United States, two-thirds have an annual budget of $500,000 or below, which does not allow them to expand their operations or scale their solutions. Caiaimage/Chris Ryan/Getty Images.

Getting Nonprofit Job Classifications Right

The Nonprofit Consultant

No, I haven't turned away from the nonprofit sector. I'm still fully busy serving as an Interim Executive Director for one agency, and squeezing in some retreat facilitation and training when I can. have you ever looked at the classifications for nonprofit jobs and said to yourself, "They just don't get it."? Well, this company is putting together a new, better job search engine, and is really trying to get the nonprofit jobs right.

How Companies, Governments, and Nonprofits Can Create Social Change Together

Harvard Business

We see this in our research at Columbia University and have identified many examples where CEOs benefit their businesses by partnering across sectors with public officials, nonprofit managers, and community members. Our research finds that successful collaborations begin with a common process, one that applies no matter whether you are a CEO, nonprofit manager, philanthropist, or public servant. Ilka & Franz/Getty Images. Profit and purpose are converging.

Our Latest Mission: Rebranding a Nonprofit to Win

Women in Consulting

The program Mary runs at Operation Freedom Paws teaches the vets to train their own dogs over a 32-week period, giving them confidence and strengthening the human-canine bond. By: Jennifer LeBlanc Over the summer, we’ve been secretly working on a great project … we’re doing a pro bono brand relaunch for Operation Freedom Paws. Because we are a bunch of softies here at ThinkResults.

Training Versus Consulting ? a Story - Free Management Library

Consulting and Organizational Management

Training Versus Consulting – a Story By John Dupre on February 3, 2013. Peter Block ran the training side, which was entitled Designed Learning. And then I called my training friend to hear how it had gone. In that moment, it dawned on me some of the differences between training and consulting. All About Training and Development. Fundraising for Nonprofits. Nonprofit Capacity Building. Training and Development. Library. Translate This.

Social Media Training for Supporters

The Nonprofit Consultant

On the Jerry Brown for CA Governor YouTube channel , along with posting various interviews, campaign ads, biographical bits, and so on, the campaign has now posted a "Social Media Webisode" -- a short training video on how Jerry's supporters can help get the word out. Far too many of the social media campaigns that I see, whether political or for products or nonprofit organizations, treat facebook, twitter, etc., Tags: Nonprofit social media facebook

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Are You Doing OD? Training? Consulting? Coaching? All of These.

Consulting and Organizational Management

Training? OD vs. Training – Or Is It? For example, many Organization Development practitioners almost look down on training as scoped to working only with individuals and not the broader context of organizations as does OD (by the way, we OD’rs prefer that you capitalize the name of our field. They’ll even assert that OD can include training, as well as many other “interventions,” such as coaching and facilitating. Training? Fundraising for Nonprofits.

To Better Train Workers, Figure Out Where They Struggle

Harvard Business

When it comes to training and workforce development, lots of them. In a 2014 survey , 55% of executives said a major constraint to investing in training was that they did not know how to measure success. The business model of Generation, a youth employment nonprofit founded by McKinsey & Company, where we both work, is based on that assertion. The metrics we track include: productivity, cost savings in recruitment and training, quality, retention, and speed to promotion.

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When Consultants Should Facilitate, Coach or Train | Consulting.

Consulting and Organizational Management

When Consultants Should Facilitate, Coach or Train By Carter McNamara on April 13, 2010. There are strong feelings that consulting, facilitating, coaching and training are very different roles. Ongoing contributions usually do not come from clients during trainings or when receiving advice from experts. When You Might Resort to Training. Training is often most useful when a group of people need to learn expert-based knowledge. Fundraising for Nonprofits.

Nonprofit Professionals - Amateur Managers?

The Nonprofit Consultant

Think about this in relation to how nonprofit managers come up through the ranks. People who are highly trained and qualified at helping people with their individual problems, or delivering a particular service, are put into situations where they are supervising other professionals and creating budgets, all without any prior preparation. After reading JP's posting yesterday, I began thinking about my own preparation for my career in nonprofit management, and now consulting.

When Not To Lead

The Nonprofit Consultant

This is generally a blog about nonprofit leadership (including fundraising and administration) written by a middle-aged (58), well educated (Master's degree), white (by most standards, but not to a few), cis male (although that never stopped any bullying by those who presumed I wasn't cis). But, in my three decades of nonprofit service, what I've learned about being a leader and what I've learned about being an ally both rely on the same skill. So you're training them to back away.

LinkedIn Launches Board Connect Service

The Nonprofit Consultant

LinkedIn, the social network for professionals of all sectors, has just announced the launch of their new Board Connect service for nonprofit organizations. Best of all, the service is free to nonprofits ( business use of the Talent Finder can cost $1,000). Michael recognizes that the LinkedIn service can be beneficial to the organizations that choose to use it, but, he notes: "Searching algorithyms can get a nonprofit only so far.

Selling When You Don't Know the Content ? It's All About Listening.

Women in Consulting

Backed by award-winning services and support teams, Blackbaud’s comprehensive set of Internet solutions, featuring Blackbaud NetCommunity and Blackbaud Sphere eMarketing along with our industry leading peer-to-peer and event fundraising solution, Friends Asking Friends , is designed to meet the evolving needs of nonprofits. Nonprofit Management. Management System (Nonprofit CRM) CRM Charity Software (UK). Nonprofit Internet Solutions.

Personal Risk Management: An Essential Business Skill|Women In.

Women in Consulting

Backed by award-winning services and support teams, Blackbaud’s comprehensive set of Internet solutions, featuring Blackbaud NetCommunity and Blackbaud Sphere eMarketing along with our industry leading peer-to-peer and event fundraising solution, Friends Asking Friends , is designed to meet the evolving needs of nonprofits. Nonprofit Management. Management System (Nonprofit CRM) CRM Charity Software (UK). Nonprofit Internet Solutions.

I'm Back

The Nonprofit Consultant

After four years of working as a "permanent" full-time Executive Director, launching a start-up nonprofit, and only taking a few short-term consulting gigs from existing clients, I am once again available for new opportunities. Now there is a full schedule of Circles, a robust School for Recovery curriculum, and a Community Participation Program that uses one-on-one kitchen and barista training to build self-esteem and social skills, as well as job skills.

Joining a Nonprofit Board of Directors: The Why and How of It

The Nonprofit Consultant

This one was written for the January 2004 edition of "The Learning Curve" - The monthly newsletter of the Silicon Valley Chapter of ASTD (American Society for Training and Development). Perhaps you have had some experience giving your time and efforts to local nonprofit organizations, but find something lacking in the experience. This article will introduce you to a higher level of community involvement: joining a nonprofit Board of Directors.

Why Common Core Will Fail

The Nonprofit Consultant

One came from a frustrated teacher starting a nonprofit organization, another from an entertainer/philanthropist giving back to his old neighborhood, and the third from a corporation concerned about training their next generation workforce. For schools that have high dropout rates and low hopes for their students, Common Core may provide a temporary lift, as new grants, materials, and teacher training become available. You''ve likely heard or read about Common Core by now.

Boardroom Musical Chairs

The Nonprofit Consultant

Many people are drawn to serve on a nonprofit board of directors because of the social experience. Local board training and recruitment programs can often be found within chambers of commerce, community leadership programs, or nonprofit resource centers. boards of directors Nonprofit diversity recruiting

Can non-profit organizations meet all the needs for-profit businesses currently meet?

The Nonprofit Consultant

at least, nonprofits receive their tax-exempt status - 501(c)(3) - from the IRS. But, that doesn't mean that a nonprofit couldn't manufacture toothbrushes. For example, I'm aware of a catering company that is a tax-exempt nonprofit. The nonprofit's mission is to train at-risk populations in how to work in the food industry. New cooks enter the program, are trained, work real catering gigs, and then graduate to make room for the next group of new cooks.

Let the Commencement Commence!

The Nonprofit Consultant

You may find yourself providing housing assistance, or job training, or maybe something related to health care. careers inspiration Nonprofit speech Good afternoon graduates, faculty, administration, families, friends, and distinguished alumni. I am very pleased to have been asked to give this year''s commencement address at this fine institution, even if I was a last minute replacement following the protests that accompanied your first several choices.

How to Figure Out Your Consulting Bill Rate

Successful Independent Consulting

Was it at a big firm with formal training (for example Deloitte, Bain & Company) or did you learn on the job as an internal resource with a company? If the latter, was it a company that provided access to training like General Electric, or a small to midsize firm? For example, organizational effectiveness consultants charge more than change management consultants, and change management consultants charge more than training developers. Dear Liz, I have a quick question.

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5 Steps to Strategically Positioning Your Consulting

Consulting Matters

I was super excited, and I had this opportunity to be an internal consultant for a nonprofit organization. We had career development, organizational development, training, and development. The purpose of this particular training is I want to expand your vision around your role.

The Consultant's Role: How to Position Yourself for Maximum Influence

Consulting Matters

I was super excited, and I had this opportunity to be an internal consultant for a nonprofit organization. We had career development, organizational development, training, and development. The purpose of this particular training is I want to expand your vision around your role.

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Laid off from work? Here's what to do next.

Consulting Matters

Or is more important that you take your leadership skills to further the mission of a nonprofit or social benefit organization? We offer everything you need to build a strong and powerful business foundation - branding, marketing, training, skills and personalized coaching. There is nothing more gut-wrenching than after investing years in a company and a career than getting laid off from work. Your mind gets that it's not about you.

Washing Away in a Flood of Volunteers

The Nonprofit Consultant

Has your nonprofit been overrun and overwhelmed recently with a flood of new volunteers? For those larger organizations, who are able to properly train, manage, and use these new volunteers, this is a wonderful resource. groused one nonprofit executive, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Tags: volunteers Nonprofit barack obama economy The New York Times reports on the influx of the unemployed into volunteer service and its effects, both positive and negative.

Bridgespan Non-Profit Consulting Interviews and Culture

Management Consulted

Bridgespan was birthed out of Bain’s desire to expand its support of nonprofits. The founding story goes like this: Bain consultant Thomas Tierney had an active involvement in non-profit work since the early 1980s and because of this, when he became worldwide director of Bain, he started focusing his personal attention on consulting for charities which led to the completion of 3 Bain studies between 1995 and 1998 about the market for nonprofit consulting. Nonprofit Job Board.

First Six Months – Adjusting to Consulting Life

Tom Spencer

The first week was mostly training and orientation. She worked in government and nonprofit consulting in Washington, DC and Chicago. Is a job in consulting really what you expect it will be when you are a student, knee-deep in case prep and coffee chats? In this series , we hear from new consultants who were recently in those shoes, and what their experience has actually been like during the transition from the dream to the day-to-day reality of consulting work.

More on corporate sponsorship: Good news and a warning

The Nonprofit Consultant

Last week, I reported about how mergers and changing corporate priorities can put nonprofit funding at risk. And, yes, companies should not be afraid to brag about the good works that they contribute to (don't fight it, this gives your nonprofit additional free publicity). Before you accept sponsorship from that building development company for your job training program, have you checked on their labor practices or history of labor disputes?

How to Manage Resistance in Consulting ? Part 1 of 3: What is.

Consulting and Organizational Management

For training on consulting skills, see the Consultants Development Institute. Meet this Blog’s Co-Hosts Carter McNamara of Authenticity Consulting, LLC, provides organization development and consultant training services, and is developer of the Free Management Library. Fundraising for Nonprofits. Nonprofit Capacity Building. Training and Development. Library. Translate This. Home.

Tell Us What You Want | Consulting and Organizational Development

Consulting and Organizational Management

« Previous Next » Meet this Blog’s Co-Hosts Carter McNamara of Authenticity Consulting, LLC, provides organization development and consultant training services, and is developer of the Free Management Library. Fundraising for Nonprofits. Nonprofit Capacity Building. Training and Development. Library. Translate This. Home. Share » Connect » Blog: Consulting and Organizational Development. Library Blogs Home. This Blogs Home.

Even Life-Saving Innovations Don’t Sell Themselves

Harvard Business

At the same time, some 1,000 nonprofits and community-based organizations were offering a drug-free solution to help avoid developing diabetes, but they weren’t sufficiently publicizing it or engaging users to sell the service. Among nonprofits we surveyed last year, 70% reported shortfalls in program participation currently, and half said they were struggling with participation now more than five years ago. Generating demand is unfamiliar territory for most nonprofits.

Foundations of Consulting ? Part 6: Good Reasons to Hire.

Consulting and Organizational Management

The organization wants a consultant to lend credibility to a decision that has already been made, for example, the Board of Directors has decided to reorganize the nonprofit, but the Chief Executive Officer disagrees – so the Board hires a consultant to lend expert credibility to their decision. For training on consulting skills, see the Consultants Development Institute. Fundraising for Nonprofits. Nonprofit Capacity Building. Training and Development. Library.

Quick Tips for Consulting to Small Organizations | Consulting and.

Consulting and Organizational Management

Read my weekly blogs: Boards, Consulting and OD, Nonprofits and Strategic Planning. « Previous Next » Meet this Blog’s Co-Hosts Carter McNamara of Authenticity Consulting, LLC, provides organization development and consultant training services, and is developer of the Free Management Library. Fundraising for Nonprofits. Nonprofit Capacity Building. Training and Development. Library. Translate This. Home.

A First Set of Questions to Ask Your Potential Client | Consulting and.

Consulting and Organizational Management

Training? If all they tried was training, then they might have a very short-term view of how to fix things.). Read my weekly blogs: Boards, Consulting and OD, Nonprofits and Strategic Planning. « Previous Next » Meet this Blog’s Co-Hosts Carter McNamara of Authenticity Consulting, LLC, provides organization development and consultant training services, and is developer of the Free Management Library. Fundraising for Nonprofits. Library.