By Dr. Eric Lankin Recently a Jewish federation announced that it hired a Chief Impact Officer (CIO), an obvious sign that their leadership recognized that donors often want to see impact as the results of their support. Interestingly, this federation’s new CIO referenced using Jason Saul’s book The End of Fundraising: Raise More Money by Selling Your Impact and his “Success Equation,” to design its new direction. Saul’s “Success Equation” is … [Read more...] about Nonprofit Measures of Impact – What Really Counts
Managing Your Nonprofit
By Dana Wynkoop Those working in nonprofit often expect to be overworked, underpaid and to go with little to no benefits because they are so passionate about the vision, mission, and values of the charities they work for. What they do not expect is to be abused, exploited and bullied by their managers. The Workplace Bullying Institute’s 2017 survey found that 37% of the U.S. workforce has experienced a hostile work environment. Workplace … [Read more...] about Workplace Bullying in the Nonprofit World
"There are very few institutions of excellence with ineffective Boards." By Dr. Chaim Y. Botwinick When was the last time your Board’s effectiveness was assessed? Does your Board of Directors make informed policy decisions that are meaningful? Does your Board function in accordance with best governance practices? Do members of your Board truly understand their respective roles and responsibilities? Does your Board have a positive impact … [Read more...] about Is it Time to “360” your Board of Directors?
By Rabbi B. Elka Abrahamson We need a word for that feeling one experiences when you either a) reply all in error or b) send a sensitive (or worse) email to the wrong person ... an easy mistake given the number of say, rabbis or David’s or Rachel’s you have on your contact list. If you don’t know that feeling, you are not only lucky, you are unusual. And also, the odds that you will experience it at some point is highly likely. I suggest we … [Read more...] about A Do Diligent Dozen List
A new report released by Independent Sector shows the new tax on transportation fringe benefits that some charities offer their employees will cost an average of $12,000 per organization. Nonprofit organizations will now be required to pay a 21 percent federal tax on the cost of employee transportation benefits, including transit and parking, and to calculate unrelated income streams in a way that increases tax burden. According to the … [Read more...] about New Taxes Will Cost U.S. Nonprofits Thousands