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.

Carnival of the Nonprofit Consultants

The Nonprofit Consultant

It's my honor once again to host the Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants. So, here you go with a variety of excellent brain food for the nonprofit professional. Rosetta Thurman presents Founder's Syndrome: A Leak in the Nonprofit Leadership Pipeline posted at Perspectives From the Pipeline. Kivi Leroux Miller presents How to Edit Yourself When You Write to Much posted at Nonprofit Communications >> Blog. This is a traveling carnival, with different hosts each week.


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Nonprofit Professionals - Amateur Managers?

The Nonprofit Consultant

However, in my travels I have found many smart/intellectual/degreed people who assume that because they hold the title of manager and they are smart, they are de facto good managers. Think about this in relation to how nonprofit managers come up through the ranks. After reading JP's posting yesterday, I began thinking about my own preparation for my career in nonprofit management, and now consulting.

How One Nonprofit Is Expanding Health Care for the Uninsured

Harvard Business

The answer is yes, as we found in the example of Ascension , the largest nonprofit health system in the United States. Ascension centralized functions such as human resources, payroll, travel services, and finance, thereby streamlining operations and saving costs. As Rhonda Anderson, the CFO of the nonprofit, told us: “Our mission goes back hundreds of years: providing care for the poor and the vulnerable. Bjarte Rettedal/Getty Images. America spends $3.3

Carnival of the Nonprofit Consultants

The Nonprofit Consultant

Welcome to the Carnival of the Nonprofit Consultants. This traveling carnival was started by Kivi Leroux Miller of the Nonprofit Communications Blog to bring you the best postings on nonprofit issues each week. Speaking of "sacred cows," a bit of controversy was kicked up recently when the Donor InSite blog posted a link to an article from Inside Collin County Business called Running a nonprofit like a business.

First Six Months – Adjusting to Consulting Life

Tom Spencer

I’m on a local assignment, and while I may be around physically, the workload isn’t necessarily any lighter than it would be if I was travelling regularly. 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?

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Oliver Wyman Careers

Travel. Whether or not you view travel as an opportunity depends upon your personal preferences. Either way, Oliver Wyman's global approach tends to result in more international travel than firms with a local staffing model (e.g. Other Oliver Wyman consultants opt for a six-month nonprofit fellowship with a partner organization, while still enjoying up to 40% of their Oliver Wyman salary to make up for reduced compensation.

Diversify and Create Multiple Income Streams as a Consultant with Dorie Clark: Podcast #11

Consulting Success

From there, Dorie worked for a nonprofit in Boston for two years, where she learned how to run a business resourcefully. To promote her book Reinventing You, in 2015, Dorie gave 160 podcast interviews and traveled around the country to deliver 74 speeches. Multiply and protect your income streams by expanding your skills, expertise, and presence in the consulting world. Description: Dorie Clark has transformed herself from a grad school reject to an expert in her field.

Top Consulting Firms

However, they tend to have an intense lifestyle with lots of travel, face-to-face engagements, and long hours as a result. If you are interested in a career with a lot of travel, this could be a good place for you. With 8,000 employees across 56 offices, it accepts clients in private, public, and nonprofit sectors. Hours, though flexible, can still be long, and travel is a weekly reality. What are the Top Consulting Firms?

The Secret to Landing Six-Figure Consulting Projects with Dauwn Parker: Podcast #17

Consulting Success

How were they taking advantage of this concept of building relationships using information to strengthen your relationships with your constituents in the nonprofit sector? I found that some of the methods that I was applying at the institutions where I worked, people wanted to know more about it, other universities, other healthcare organizations, other nonprofits. We’re traveling to play tournaments at this point.

Charting your consulting career direction

Tom Spencer

Management consultants get the opportunity to work on challenging real world problems for companies, governments and nonprofits. Travel is an alluring carrot that attracts many young people towards consulting. Consulting is a career where you hit the ground running. Having a clear direction and strategy for your career early on can grant you amazing advantages, but so can keeping your options open and exploring the opportunities offered by consulting.

Business Lessons from Henry David Thoreau

Emerson Consulting Group

Many of life’s major arenas and how we approach or practice them, such as environmentalism, writing, travel, war and peace, politics and rebellion, philosophy and introspection, are steeped within the life and legend of Henry David Thoreau. But too often the path to such a vision/mission is traveled in a backwards direction by trying too hard to be practical, reasonable or careful. By Ken Lizotte CMC. As part of his ongoing column in Money Inc.

Health Systems Need to Completely Reassess How They Manage Costs

Harvard Business

When people talk about having done “the easy stuff,” they mean they haven’t filled vacant positions and have eliminated some corporate staff, frozen or cut travel and board education, frozen capital spending and consulting, postponed upgrades of their IT infrastructure, and, in some cases, launched buyouts for the older members of their workforces, hoping to reduce their benefits costs. In some larger nonprofit hospitals, there may be six. PM Images/Getty Images.

LinkedIn ROI: how much engagement do you need to make it worth your effort?

Rod Burkert

Meanwhile, Amy is holding down the RV in Albuquerque, NM, our last stop before wrapping up this year’s travel season. If this doesn’t sound like too much work to you – remember, the alternative is lunches and networking and nonprofit boards, which can and do take hours of your time – then LinkedIn can turn into a lead generating tool for you. Greetings from Brentwood, TN.

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Top 10 Consulting Firms in Washington, DC

Management Consulted

Each spring, Bain also has an “Impact Day” like Deloitte’s – branded “Community Impact Day,” everyone leaves the office to spend the day supporting local nonprofits, which most recently included the Anacostia Watershed Society, KIPP DC, the Rock Creek Conservancy, and the Father McKenna Center. Be prepared for lots of travel and very little flexibility or work life balance – 60-70 hours a week is the status quo for most project managers.

Board Member Compensation

The Nonprofit Consultant

The subject of board member compensation came up in a conversation I was having yesterday, and then this morning I came across an article about it in Philanthropy News Digest, "Nonprofit Board Compensation Continues to Spur Debate." For many of the largest nonprofits (hospitals, universities, some foundations), however, compensation is considered a requirement in order to "attract the best talent." Do you compensate your nonprofit board members?

From STEM PhD to Federal Consulting: An Interview with Josh

Management Consulted

This provided me with a steady income, a flexible schedule to travel and train and also helped me tap into my “inner entrepreneur” (I have started three businesses since this experience). Our goal is to share this experience with our clients and help them find the most rewarding, challenging and exciting careers in government consulting; the biotech, pharmaceutical and medical device industries, federal government and nonprofits.

To Make a Change at Work, Tell Yourself a Different Story

Harvard Business

The long hours, travel requirements, and high demands of his work were taking a serious toll on his physical and mental health. Chris pursued options for the next step in his career: either a customized role at his firm or a leadership role at a nonprofit. Ultimately, he decided that the nonprofit role was most consistent with his new “health and fulfillment” story. katie edwards/Getty Images. Human beings crave coherence.

What the U.S. Military Can Teach Companies About Supporting Employees’ Families

Harvard Business

People in careers that demand extended travel and prolonged periods of intense work naturally want to shut off in between projects. While military-related nonprofits like United Through Reading help service members do just this, any professional in a demanding role can use the same techniques.

You Can Be a Great Leader and Also Have a Life

Harvard Business

That’s a question Jessica DeGroot sought to answer nearly 20 years ago when she started the nonprofit ThirdPath Institute, an organization dedicated to helping people find time for work, family, and life. Their strategies have since become the “ Vacation Checklist ” DeGroot shares with others at the nonprofit. Dimitri Otis/Getty Images. Tesla and Space X CEO Elon Musk tweets that no one changed the world working 40 hours a week.

Unpredictable Schedules Disproportionately Hurt Women’s Careers

Harvard Business

In fields with long or unpredictable schedules, with schedules that professionals can’t control, or with extensive travel, women’s representation in leadership is even lower. Careers in the performing arts are rife with irregular working hours and extensive travel demands. nonprofit resident theaters, even though women make up half of all deputies in the field. Archive Holdings Inc./Getty Getty Images.

How to Overcome Executive Isolation

Harvard Business

For example, one executive director of a nonprofit told me that when she was appointed to the position, after many years in the organization, long-time colleagues stopped inviting her to birthday celebrations and other social events. All senior leaders are surrounded by physical or virtual trappings of office — the formal decor, the board dinners, the financial reports, the assistants that manage travel and scheduling, the intensive calendar that leaves little time for reflection.

The CEO’s Guide to Retirement

Harvard Business

Over half assume leadership positions at nonprofit organizations and almost all are philanthropic. If your spouse has been waiting patiently and now wants to travel, and you want to go back to work, now is the time to develop a shared plan endorsed by your family, or at least understood by them. Well-performing CEOs who have given their all for the company’s success should be provided critical services, including travel support, IT, and an administrative assistant.

The Potential for Blockchain to Transform Electronic Health Records

Harvard Business

It stores a signature of the record on a blockchain and notifies the patient, who is ultimately in control of where that record can travel. One outcome we can all hope for is that blockchain continues to be developed at a disinterested, nonprofit university so that the idea can mature before it’s optimized for commercial purposes.

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Why More Cities Should Offer Summer Jobs for Teens

Harvard Business

For some teens, working has been replaced by other activities such as coding camps, preparing for academic tests, or travel — all of which look good on a college application. By placing teens in subsidized jobs with government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private employers, these programs were initially seen as a way to increase family earnings, improve future employment prospects, and reduce crime. Jens Schlueter/Getty Images.

What We Learned from Improving Diversity Rates at Pinterest

Harvard Business

With over 175 million active users worldwide, Pinterest thrives on providing users with relevant ideas: what to wear, what to cook, how to furnish your home, and where to travel. For nearly a decade, I worked at Catalyst , a nonprofit focused on helping women advance in the workplace, consulting with progressive companies who began investing in diversity initiatives in the ‘90s. Juan Díaz-Faes for HBR.

How to Apply for a New Job After You’ve Been Fired

Harvard Business

He suggests researching workplaces that partner with nonprofits that help “convicts reinsert themselves” in the workforce. “I said, ‘I’m not sure how quickly word travels, but I wanted to let you know what happened, and to thank you for helping me get this experience.’ Klaus Vedfelt/Getty Images. After you’ve been fired, getting back into the job market can be difficult.

When CEOs Should Speak Up on Polarizing Issues

Harvard Business

Companies we work with at BSR, a nonprofit sustainability business network and consultancy, feel trapped: Although every conceivable action carries considerable risk, inaction may not be much of an option, either. Delta drew outrage and lost tax breaks when it decided to end a travel discount for the National Rifle Association. fotog/Getty Images.

The H-1B Visa Debate, Explained

Harvard Business

Jobs at universities, nonprofit research institutions, and government research facilities are exempted, as are workers from certain countries and any current H-1B holders applying for renewal. More broadly, many tech leaders have emphasized the contributions of high-skilled immigrants to the economy — and have spoken out against anti-immigrant actions like President Trump’s travel bans.