Robbin’ the Rich: Strategies and Ideas for Advancing the Common Good

Is Your Nonprofit A Hummer?
18 July, 2008, 7:58 am
Filed under: Green Issues, IT | Tags: , , , , ,

Another article on nonprofit greening with the best title in the world: “Is Your Nonprofit A Hummer?”


Nonprofits Like Free Stuff

So here is some:

Toolkit for Boards
Economic Value of Volunteers Calculator
Social Venture Financing Best Practice Survey
Organizational Effectiveness Series
W.K. Kellogg Foundation Evaluation Handbook

It’s (Not) Easy Being Green
17 July, 2008, 6:39 pm
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Jolera is an interesting organization that was created to help nonprofits be more green. They also have created a program whereby nonprofits can earn “green certification.” Check it out here! And here is some information about green printing for your nonprofit! Last, advancing your mission with a green message from The Foundation Center (here).

sweet suite from google for nonprofits
12 April, 2008, 11:41 pm
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Google has created a number of applications available for free to nonprofit organizations that are designed to enhance the capacity of those organizations. Check them out here.

Merge Madness
19 March, 2008, 9:24 pm
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With so many nonprofits and so few resources, it begs the question of whether nonprofits should be more open to mergers. Mergers can lead to improved service provision with reduced overhead cost, as well as a culling of what is best and most effective of both organizations. However, some nonprofits struggle to even consider the notion of a merger due to territorialism and short-sighted thinking. To learn more about whether or not a merger is an advisable option, read this presentation.

Nonprofit Humor
18 March, 2008, 12:26 pm
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Enjoy comics with a nonprofit perspective here.

To Podcast or Not To Podcast?
27 January, 2008, 9:07 pm
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This is indeed the question facing many nonprofits today. Podcasts can be an effective way to reach diverse audiences in a cost-sensitive and appealing way. However, many nonprofit workers do not understand how to create a podcast. For a helpful guide about creating a podcast, visit this page.

 For examples of how podcasts can be used effectively to convery information about the nonprofit sector, visit 501c3cast, Nonprofit Law Podcast, About Online Volunteering: Resources Nonprofits Can Use from Macdonald Youth Services, Tactical Philanthropy Podcast, Innovatorz: the Voices of Leading Social Entrepreneurs, and Third Sector New England.