July 31, 2014


Opinion

  • In the wake of the demise of the YWCA of the Greater Triangle, funders should require potential grantees to undergo a review of financial oversight by an independent financial professional, not with the goal of pointing fingers but to encourage improved financial responsibility.
    May 15, 2012
  • Any reliance on a single funding source is sometimes unavoidable, but the vulnerability it creates for a nonprofit should be the impetus to strive for diversification.
    May 7, 2012
  • The dramatic reduction in the cost of collecting and analyzing information from nonprofits’ Form 990 annual tax returns made possible through e-filing will lead to an information-rich sector that will meet the diverse needs of various stakeholders.
    April 20, 2012
  • Some useful business-born elements can be imported to the nonprofit sector, such as the emphasis on performance management, and can yield important results, but the danger is to carry the analogy too far.
    March 6, 2012
  • By articulating objectives and setting metrics, governing boards of charities that fund applied medical research can build a consensus on their priorities and monitor progress in achieving these priorities.
    September 6, 2011
  • With top leadership in the nonprofit sector expected to turn over, nonprofits can address leadership changes positively and proactively in ways that strengthen their organization.
    August 29, 2011
  • With budgets for local and state governments in the final stages of being negotiated and approved, nonprofits that sustained their governmental funding levels of fiscal 2010 are what passes for “successful” in this economy and should be thankful for that support.
    June 22, 2011
  • At the very least, someone who commits the time, energy and resources to pursuing an advanced degree in public administration or some aspect of nonprofit management has established that he or she takes the idea of management seriously and wants to be better at it.

    March 14, 2011
  • Nonprofits and funders should learn from the recession that demonstrating impact – how their work has changed lives – is critical.
    November 29, 2010
  • In response to several changes, including the economy and generational shifts inside and outside the sector, nonprofits and foundations must adapt to a new landscape.
    November 23, 2010

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