January 2016

Nonprofit Board Member Summit

Nonprofit Board Member Summit

What are the top 10 issues facing your nonprofit board today? What does Washington have in store that will shape the 2016 nonprofit landscape? Are boards evaluating the right thing when considering investment performance of endowment portfolios? How does a nonprofit organization navigate through a potential bet-the-company event? You are invited to join a select group of nonprofit board members and trustees for a discussion of these most important questions. Presented by Waller Law, Diversified Trust, Center for Nonprofit Management

Let's Talk About PR... Performance Reviews

Let's Talk About PR... Performance Reviews

Over the years, I’ve witnessed various organizations struggle to embrace Performance Reviews aka PR. Oftentimes reviews are too subjective. It appeared that no one spent the time to really think about the end result and the reason for the review. At the end of the day, the goal is to motivate others to exceed performance expectations. by Paula Farmer, pmfaith Consulting, Inc.

Hot Topics: Organizations spend so much time and effort fundraising

Hot Topics: Organizations spend so much time and effort fundraising

“Money often costs too much.” Does this Ralph Waldo Emerson quote ring true for your nonprofit? Organizations spend so much time and effort fundraising. So shouldn’t your strategic plan – your agency’s polestar – reflect these efforts?

How Social Entrepreneurship Makes Nonprofits Stronger

How Social Entrepreneurship Makes Nonprofits Stronger

Do you want to make your organization stronger, more resilient, and better able to cope with change? Social Entrepreneurship, whether practiced by an individual or an organization, is a discipline that offers valuable benefits to its practitioners. by Sean McGee, CauseImpact

Benefits of Program Budgets

Benefits of Program Budgets

Budgets are an important financial tool for any organization. And nonprofits can benefit from an expansion of current budgets by including separate budgets for each program. So what are these benefits? by Amy Maden, CPA of Maden Financial Management

DHS Announces Creation of a Consortium Focused on Breaking Cycle of Poverty

DHS Announces Creation of a Consortium Focused on Breaking Cycle of Poverty

The Department of Human Services in Tennessee has announced a new effort to help break the cycles of poverty in the states focused on a tw-generational approach to creating success.

Is your nonprofit celebrating an anniversary?

Is your nonprofit celebrating an anniversary?

Is your nonprofit celebrating a special commemorative anniversary in 2016? CNM is working on gathering information for an article on these organizations as a part of our own 30th anniversary this year.

Hot Topics: Do resolutions make you nauseous?

Hot Topics: Do resolutions make you nauseous?

Do you enjoy making New Year’s resolutions? Or does the thought of setting new goals – on top of everything else you already need to do! – make you feel nauseous? The good news is that with the right planning in place your goals become more attainable.