Nonprofits face the task of collecting data and analyzing what that information actually means. Fortunately, new tools are available that help. Continue reading
Innovation is tricky, especially for nonprofits. Fail to evolve and you might fall behind but deviate too far from proven best practices and you could potentially alienate funders while steering your organization on a dysfunctional path. Continue reading
This spring Philadelphia joins Washington, D.C., New York City, and Boston as East Coast cities that operate bike-sharing programs. Continue reading
The New Year is an ideal time to plan for the future. We present five critical “must-haves” for effective strategic and business planning. Continue reading
The ongoing data breach revelations at Sony are interesting, to say the least.
Nobody is certain who’s responsible for the cyber attack. But cyber security experts analyzing the case agree that Sony was severely under-prepared, especially for a multinational company.
You might be thinking ‘what does this have to do with the nonprofit sector?’ Continue reading
The Philanthropy Network of Greater Philadelphia released a study highlighting key facts about giving in the region. There were many interesting details worth reading. One that stands out is survey respondents’ perception of how successful their giving contributes to the success of an organization. From the study: Continue reading
Being a nonprofit executive director can feel like a trapeze artist tiptoeing across a wire while many eyes watch from below. One misstep can catapult you from secure footing to a catastrophic situation. Continue reading
Pausing to evaluate your organization is an opportunity to think about how to approach your work from a new perspective. Continue reading
A new generation of leaders has emerged to produce tangible impact across Philadelphia. This new energy is expanding economic, health, education and cultural opportunity, positioning Philadelphia as a must-visit destination and a place residents are proud to call home. Fairmount met with Michelle Feldman, the not-yet-30-year-old executive director of Keep Philadelphia Beautiful (@BeautifulPHL) in the third installment of Get2Know. This segment reveals the personal side of young change agents impacting Greater Philadelphia and beyond. Continue reading
Poverty ranks among the greatest social issues of the 21st century.
As America’s income-gap grows, a nation of haves and have-nots is emerging. While more Americans are pushed into poverty, there also are many who have always lived in poverty. The latter group are the long-term poor. It’s important to note the distinction because the long-term poor face more significant challenges to overcome their situation. Continue reading