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October 15, 2018
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The NANOE Declaration – We’re Calling for Revolution – Louis Fawcett

The NANOE Declaration by Louis Fawcett, CNE, CDE, CNC “When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another…” — The Declaration of the Thirteen Colonies of the United States — Thomas Jefferson The NANOE Declaration – In order to form a more perfect union of nonprofit organizations and executives, National Association of Nonprofit Organizations & Executives (NANOE) has established New Guidelines for […]
October 15, 2018

Stop Calling Nonprofits Nonprofit – John Horak – The TANGO Alliance

John Horak, The TANGO Alliance – Those of us who work in the “nonprofit” sector need to stop using the term “nonprofit.” This may sound strange coming from someone who has made a living working for nonprofit organizations and who still uses the term regularly. Nevertheless, bear with me as I explain my reasoning. First, the term is an accident of legal history. At the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth centuries […]
October 11, 2018

4 Takeaways from the 2018 NIO Summit

I was lucky enough to attend the Nonprofit Innovation and Optimization (NIO) Summit a couple of weeks ago, and it didn’t disappoint. The folks at NextAfter really know how to make an event more than just a break from the office. Here are my biggest takeaways from this year’s NIO Summit. 1. Attendees really wanted to be there This should probably go without saying, but I was amazed by how engaged and energetic the attendees […]
October 10, 2018

Is It Time to Hire an Executive Director?

One of the most difficult decisions to make as a new or existing nonprofit is whether to hire an executive director. Many nonprofits start with this position, whether they’re the founder of the organization or they were brought in to provide leadership and wisdom. But for a lot us, there is no primary person to deal with the execution of long- and short-term goals. If you and your staff find yourselves doing too many things […]