C-level executives Angel Aloma, Danny McGregor and Atul Tandon, along with moderator Tom Harrison, discussed the biggest issues concerning fundraisers at the DMA Nonprofit Federation New York Nonprofit Conference.
Staffing & Human Resources
Nonprofit groups added jobs during the recession, according to an analysis of government data from 21 states by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Civil Society Studies.
Nonprofit employment in those states grew by an average of 2.5 percent a year from the second quarter of 2007 to the second quarter of 2009, the study found. By contrast, for-profit employers in the same 21 states shed jobs by an average of 3.3 percent a year.
This week's insider news includes new software for Sept. 11 Day of Service and social media, plus new hires.
Trading a corporate job for a position in the nonprofit world often takes more effort than submitting a resume to your favorite charity. Philanthropic institutions operate in an entirely different universe, one with its own culture, vocabulary, tax codes and challenges. Goodbye, stockholders. Hello, benefactors. The lure is strong for boomers like John Armstrong (shown on the left), who wanted to spend his work days making not just an income, but also a difference.
Atlanta, Ga., November 6, 2009 — Just in time for end-of-year budgeting, nonprofit employers can find salary and benefits information to make solid HR decisions for their organizations with the Opportunity Knocks 2010 Nonprofit Wage and Benefits Report. In a market where every penny has to be spent carefully and bring maximum value, nonprofits can’t afford not to know whether what they’re offering is both competitive and buys the most their money can.
PHILADELPHIA, October 14, 2009 — The American Association for Cancer Research welcomes Michael J. Burton as the chief development officer and executive director of the AACR Foundation. Burton will head the AACR’s fundraising program and lead the effort to raise philanthropic revenues critical to the organization’s mission.
Nonprofit organizations are resource constrained, as we all well know. According to a 15-question survey Convio conducted between September 2008 and October 2008 of 60 nonprofits, the most common response regarding their organization's top barrier to success was insufficient staff.
WASHINGTON, DC and WILLIAMSBURG, VA, September 29, 2009 — The proportion of women heading nonprofits grew only 1 percent between FY 2006 and FY 2007, the 2009 GuideStar Nonprofit Compensation Report shows.
MINNEAPOLIS, September 28, 2009 — AchieveMpls announced today that Catherine Jordan, the first president and CEO of AchieveMpls, the nonprofit Local Education Fund dedicated to supporting Minneapolis Public School students as they succeed in school and become productive members of society, will be leaving the organization to join the Bush Foundation. She will join the Foundation's Leadership and Community Engagement Team starting in November, 2009.