August 5, 2020
October 15, 2018
National Giving Month

National Giving Month: December Giving Makes Us Human

In a recent interview I had with Jimmy LaRose, head of the National Giving Month Initiative, LaRose shared , “Did you know that neither Congress nor the Executive Branch has officially dedicated any of our twelve months to acts of volunteerism or charitable giving? December provides us a very special opportunity to celebrate those individuals, groups and organizations who invest their lives in charity.” I agree with Jimmy and share his belief that nonprofits provide […]
April 2, 2019
Tracy Ebarb NANOE

Tracy Ebarb Receives NANOE’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Tracy Ebarb is this year’s recipient of NANOE’s 2019 Kathleen Robinson Lifetime Achievement Award.  Tracy is the International Director of the National Association of Nonprofit Organizations & Executives (NANOE) headquartered in Washington, D.C. and has spent his entire career working to improve charitable capacity-building and the changing philanthropic landscape. The Kathleen Robinson Life Achievement Award is issued to a NANOE member who has met two important criteria. First, the recipient has demonstrated a life-time commitment to building […]
September 7, 2019
Tracy Ebarb Nonprofit Fail

Nonprofits Fail – Here’s Seven Reasons Why – Tracy Ebarb

Why Do Nonprofits Fail? Does it seem a bit crowded in here? A few years ago, during his presidential campaign, Dr. Ben Carson made the statement that 90% of nonprofits fail within a few years.  While Dr. Carson’s statement was largely hyperbole, it did call to attention the alarming rate of both nonprofit failure and ineffectiveness. The real data from National Center on Charitable Statistics reveals that approximately 30% of nonprofits fail to exist after […]
October 16, 2019
CFRE vs. CNC CDE CNE NANOE

CFRE vs. NANOE – Which Credential Benefits Me Most?

Over the past year I’ve received several calls from friends and colleagues asking me about my CFRE, CNE, CDE & CNC credentials. I’ve had my CFRE for years and was one of the first executives to achieve CNE, CDE, CNC. I joined Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) in 1998 and have been a member of National Association of Nonprofit Organizations & Executives (NANOE) since its inception. I’ve immersed myself in the cultures of both organizations, […]