October 20, 2014


  • Patti Gillenwater, CEO of Elinvar, shows how intentionally building your board will ensure the sustainability of your nonprofit and the engagement of your board members.
    November 18, 2013
  • Nonprofits are experiencing increasing CEO transitions as a result of retirement, resignations for other opportunities and board-prompted departures. Elinvar says, despite these challenges, nonprofits boards can follow a series of steps to fill the leadership spot that applies to all situations.
    October 21, 2013
  • It doesn’t have to be like herding cats. Elinvar explains how a board chair who demonstrates collaborative leadership will inspire, inform and involve members in thoughtful actions that further an organization’s mission.
    September 16, 2013
  • Elinvar launches a new series of Resource articles about board leadership and management with a look at the role of the nonprofit board chair.
    August 19, 2013
  • The sixth Trend Spotter survey of small nonprofits in North Carolina finds that volunteers continue to play essential roles, especially in supporting fundraising efforts, but that it is difficult to recruit enough dedicated volunteers to support ongoing programs.
    August 19, 2013
  • Professional coaches help nonprofit executives balance the demands of their work by creating a confidential sounding board to set priorities and stay focused on their organization’s mission. It’s one of the opportunities available to participants in ACCES, a leadership program developed for Habitat executives by the Institute for Nonprofits at NC State University with design input and support from Habitat for Humanity International.
    August 12, 2013
  • Nonprofit professionals drained by the degree of real change needed in their communities have found renewed vision through ACCES, a targeted professional development opportunity, and learned to leverage their already-effective attributes to best serve others.
    August 5, 2013
  • Nonprofits wishing to prevent harm and to minimize its impact require an effective risk management strategy. Learn how to start by addressing three categories of risk to an organization: strategic, preventable and environmental.
    July 22, 2013
  • H. George Frederickson will deliver the keynote address at the 12th annual Social Equity Leadership Conference, "Globally Engaged, Locally Responsible: New Challenges for Social Equity,” to be held Wednesday through Friday in Raleigh. The event is open to the general public and will involve scholars and practitioners from around the world.
    June 3, 2013
  • Engaging and involving young people is a great way to energize any nonprofit organization. If you and your board are concerned with sustainability, organizational vitality, and the long-term success of your goals, you should invite young people to join your projects.
    April 2, 2013
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