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Road to the Conference: Driving Innovation Through Design

Road to the Conference: Driving Innovation Through Design

In this week's installment of Road to the Conference, hear from Sarah Corlett from Design Impact talk about the strategy and discipline used by corporations and how they can be applied to the nonprofit sector.

New Social Enterprise Recruits Talent for Local Nonprofits

Martha O’Bryan Center launched Recruit 2 Mission, a social enterprise providing talent recruitment services for nonprofits in Middle Tennessee. The 121-year-old nonprofit brings its extensive experience with talent searches to the 1,400 nonprofits in Middle Tennessee, many of which do not have dedicated personnel or technology for recruiting staff.

Social Enterprise Catalyst Applications due Jan. 23

Social Enterprise Catalyst Applications due Jan. 23

In an effort to enable local nonprofits to create revenue-producing social enterprises, the Center for Nonprofit Management is partnering with CauseImpact to offer a premier consulting package to a select number of agencies.

Is your fundraising program ready for year-end?

Is your fundraising program ready for year-end?

The year-end is usually a mad dash for most nonprofits. From mid-November through Dec. 31, many nonprofits will raise up to 40 percent of their total annual campaign goal. Needless to say, this is an important time of year for any nonprofit. While racing to the finish line, be sure to ask yourself the following questions.

Top questions to ask about your organization's brand

Top questions to ask about your organization's brand

The effectiveness of your organization accomplishing its mission and in raising money depends heavily on the strength of its brand — what people perceive about your organization. And much of what people perceive, especially donors, is based on how well you are communicating with them. 

Community leaders gather to learn how to make an impact through collaboration

Community leaders gather to learn how to make an impact through collaboration

More than 160 Nashville area nonprofit agency leaders, board representatives and public or private partners interested in learning more about collaboration and collective impact gathered at Lipscomb University Tuesday, Oct. 21, for the kick-off of the second convening of Collaboration College.

HOT TOPICS: Thoughts from the annual BoardSource conference

HOT TOPICS: Thoughts from the annual BoardSource conference

I had the opportunity last week to attend the BoardSource annual conference in Washington D.C. The focus of the event was board governance and there were many sessions looking at the issues facing CEOs and Board leaders. Here are a few highlights and additional thoughts on the subject:

WGU Tennessee to offer Leaders in Nonprofit Scholarship

WGU Tennessee to offer Leaders in Nonprofit Scholarship

WGU Tennessee has teamed up with CNM to launch the Leaders in Nonprofit Scholarship, designed to help more nonprofit sector employees go back to school. The scholarhsip is valued at up to $3,000 over four terms, to 10 new students in the coming months.