The Global Center for Nonprofit Excellence selected the MacArthur Foundation to receive the Nonprofit Excellence Award for nearly doubling the indirect cost recovery of 29% of project costs on all new project grants. The new policy is based on a research study the Foundation commissioned using IRS Form 990 data from more than 130,000 U.S.-based nonprofit organizations. […]
The Global Center for Nonprofit Excellence selected Eckerd Connects as the first recipient of the Nonprofit Excellence Award for Eckerd Connects’ Eckerd Rapid Safety Feedback® minimizing child abuse deaths in the foster care system. Eckerd Connects’ Eckerd Rapid Safety Feedback® was developed to stem the tide of child abuse deaths in Hillsborough County, Florida after an unprecedented nine child homicides in less than three […]
Are the Professionals and Service Providers Serving Your Nonprofit (or The One You Fund) “Just Okay”?
Does the AT&T commercial that shows the surgeon described by the attending nurse as “just okay” bother you as much as it does me? It makes me cringe when the surgeon jokes “just got reinstated” to an offscreen character and then admits to the patient that he is “nervous too.” I have seen the commercial literally […]
The Global Center for Nonprofit Excellence is Granting Full OpX360® Scholarships to Struggling Nonprofits
Deadline January 31, 2020. No grant application required. If you are a nonprofit organization struggling financially and want to validate and improve your operational effectiveness but cannot afford the cost associated with OpX360® smart tools, we want to help. The Global Center of Nonprofit Excellence® is granting full OpX360® scholarships, through January 31, 2020, to […]
The Global Center for Nonprofit Excellence is an orchestrated network that brings Nonprofits, Funders and Recognized Experts together for the greatest impact. With scores of weekly encounters with nonprofit leaders from all corners of the community, obvious trends have emerged. Co-Founder Bob Lipps says, “we have ongoing projects or are in discussion on projects that touch all […]
For our programs and ministries to be successful, we need to realize financial management matters. It is nearly impossible to accomplish the mission of your organization without cash and that is why financial management matters. Sometimes we are so focused on the specific program activities and outcomes that we neglect the infrastructure of the organization. […]
Why Businesses Need Nonprofits? Not long along, only a few enlightened businesses actively promoted social issues as part of their marketing and branding. Today, corporate philanthropy and corporate social responsibility are integral parts of most every serious business plan. Corporate philanthropy used to primarily take the form of a financial contribution and to a lesser […]
While most companies are becoming greener, some businesses are actually baking sustainability into their businesses to create breakthrough innovations, larger profits and infectious social good. These ecologically-minded organizations are magnetizing consumers with a similar worldview to buy their products and together with other likeminded individuals and entities are creating a “sustainable” community to help save […]
Why Are Board Members and Funders Still Using “Trust-but-Verify” When Measuring Nonprofit Effectiveness?
The phrase “Trust but verify” was made famous by Ronald Reagan after the signing of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Treaty with Mikhail Gorbachev in December 1987. At the time the Soviet General Secretary bantered, “You repeat that at every meeting,” to which Reagan replied, “I like it.” What was President Reagan really saying? He was saying, […]
Lagging indicators are easy to measure but can be hard to influence. For nonprofits, a clear lagging indicator that is easy to measure but hard to improve on is donations. The problem with lagging indicators is, well, they’re lagging. It’s not too tricky when we are experiencing year-over-year increases in revenues but quickly becomes a […]