Staffing & Human Resources

(Team) Building Blocks
March 1, 2013

Whether you’re new to a development leadership role or a seasoned executive, you must consider personnel issues. Much like a football coach who takes over a team, think about each part of the organization and how the pieces fit together. A fundraising coach knows that success depends on a total team concept. Each fundraising organization has elements of governance through its board of directors and administration with executive leadership and staff. These various individuals must execute strategic and operational plans for success to occur.

How to Find and Keep a Great Fundraiser
February 4, 2013

If you want to attract and retain someone who will develop a sustainable financial engine for your nonprofit, don’t leave your fundraiser out in the cold. Fully integrate your head fundraiser into your organization, and provide the tools, support and resources necessary to succeed.

Next NPR CEO is longtime 'Sesame Street' honcho
October 3, 2011

The man who helped bring "Sesame Street" to a global audience for the past 11 years will take over as president and CEO of NPR, the public radio network announced Sunday. Gary Knell, the longtime president and CEO of Sesame Workshop, will start at NPR on Dec. 1.

Knell, 57, told The Associated Press on Sunday that he wanted to "depoliticize" NPR by highlighting its commitment to hard-hitting local, national and international journalism across multiple platforms.

Nonprofit Job Growth Nearly Flat in 2010, Says Study
September 6, 2011

The growth in nonprofit jobs slowed in 2010 compared with other recent years, according to a new analysis of U.S. labor statistics.

The number of nonprofit jobs grew by just under 1 percent from 2009 to 2010, according to a study of figures in 45 states by the Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Civil Society Studies, in Baltimore. Year-to-year nonprofit job totals increased by 1.2 percent in 2009 and 2.6 percent in 2008.

However, nonprofits fared better in 2010 than for-profit companies, which saw a 0.9 percent decrease in jobs last year.

Nonprofit Finance Fund Names Antony Bugg-Levine CEO
September 1, 2011

Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) has named Antony Bugg-Levine as its new CEO. Bugg-Levine will chart the organization’s course as a leader in social-sector lending and advocate for high-impact philanthropy. His impact investing expertise will inform NFF’s role as a partner to a broad range of organizations that address critical issues and harness compelling opportunities. Bugg-Levine’s selection marks a key moment in NFF’s history as an institution that embraces both traditional and innovative approaches to financing social change. 

Bugg-Levine will assume his role at NFF Oct. 24.

Job openings on the rise at nonprofit groups, group says
August 12, 2011

Amid the gloom of the job market, there is a bright spot where openings are up 34 percent over this time last year.

The Colorado Nonprofit Association had 2008 job postings of 3,474. Openings fell by 25 percent, to 2,598, in 2009, but last year rebounded to the 2008 level.

And this year, association president Renny Fagan said, the state's nonprofits are on track to offer 4,000 jobs.

Newport Creative Expands D.C. Office, Adds Industry Veteran Bob Hoagland
July 21, 2011

Newport Creative Communications announced that Bob Hoagland, a direct-response veteran, has joined the agency and will spearhead additional expansion and growth of its Washington, D.C.-area office.

Hoagland comes to Newport with more than 30 years of agency experience. During this time, Hoagland launched and grew highly successful fundraising programs for March of Dimes Canada, The Jimmy Fund, Feed the Children, Save the Children, International Child Care, American Red Cross Chapters, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, AARP, HSUS, Paralyzed Veterans of America, The Missionary Oblates of Mary, and others.

Merkle Hires New VP of Technology Solutions for Nonprofit Practice
June 28, 2011

Customer relationship agency Merkle has named Will Stansbury as vice president of technology solutions for nonprofit practice. The new addition to Merkle's team of 140 experts in nonprofit marketing and fundraising emphasizes the company's commitment to solving the technological needs of clients who engage with constituents via multiple offline and digital touchpoints. With more than 20 years of technology experience in the nonprofit space, Stansbury was a co-founder of Target Software, which became a Blackbaud company in 2007.