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In addition to the resources in the Library, Valley Nonprofit Resources’ website has available publications that can be downloaded for free from its past projects – the MENDing Poverty conference series, Raising the Bar Project, Latino Multifamily Group Program, and Latino Multifamily Groups for Type II Diabetes Project.
10 Ways Nonprofit Leaders Can Boost Their Team's Current Skill Sets
With work constantly changing in response to market fluctuations and tech solutions, upskilling is one way to ensure a business's employees are ready for any challenge. Upskilling often entails investing in education, but these learning opportunities can sometimes come at a high cost. For nonprofits in particular, making these investments can be challenging if the organization doesn't really have the funds to support additional training.
12 Tips For Establishing Telework In Your Nonprofit
The last few years have introduced a number of changes in organizations across the world, with telework in particular proving that it has staying power as well as innumerable benefits for both employers and staff members if introduced with care and proper planning. Implementing telework into a nonprofit organization requires a considerate approach with all stakeholders in mind to achieve success. To help leaders integrate telework into their own organizations, 12 Forbes Nonprofit Council members
5 Hints for Going from Buddy to Boss
Promotion is a way of recognizing talent, rewarding hard work and ensuring continuity within an organization. Promoting one employee from among the ranks of the person’s peers can have its drawbacks, however, if the promoted employee is now in a position of supervising people who previously were peers, or close personal friends. This article discusses how to deal with some of these challenges.
5 Ideas for Motivating and Managing
Is an article written for The NonProfit Times. The article discusses five considerations that can provide guidance in how to lead staff.
5 Moments to Ask for Help
No matter how much a nonprofit manager or board member might want to think otherwise, he or she can't do everything without some help when it comes to writing a grant application. The question is, what parts require the most assistance from his or her colleagues?
5 Steps To Orientating A New CEO
Is an article written for The NonProfit Times. The article offers tips for boards looking to welcome a new chief executive officer and maintain a high level of performance.
6 Considerations Toward Improving Volunteer Management
Is an article written for The NonProfit Times. The article offers recommendations for how organizations can best manage their volunteers.
7 Ways for Nonprofits to Make the Most of Google Hangout
Google Hangout can be used to hold video conferences with multiple individuals or groups of people. It is accessible to employees, constituents and volunteers, as anyone with a Google account can take part in a Hangout without having to download additional software or sign up for anything new. In this article, Renee Alexander presents ideas for how nonprofits can use Google Hangout.
A Few Good Case Management Tools
Was written by Laura Quinn and Jay Leslie for Idealware. If thoughts of detailed client histories and reports to funders are daunting, it may be time to consider the many good case management tools that will help track demographics, interactions, scheduling, billing information, and more. In this article, the authors summarize what tools case management experts recommend.
A Guide For Attracting, Rewarding and Retaining Volunteers
This article highlights multiple ways organizations can attract volunteers. It also discusses both the benefit and impact that rewarding volunteers may have on retention.
A Guide to Building A More Aligned and Productive Team
Is an article written by Rosemarie Truman for Forbes Nonprofit Council. In the article, Truman shares the essentials for creating, retaining and galvanizing a dream team of nonprofit staff.
A New Seat At The Table: When is it Time to Add to Your Senior Management Team?
Is an article by the Bridgespan Group. As organizations grow, so do the demands on their senior staff. But because adding a new position to the senior management team can be a considerable expense and can significantly change how the organization works, most organizations don't undertake this change quickly. So, how does a nonprofit organization know when it's time to add a new position to the team, what specific skill sets to seek, and how to justify the expense?
Battening Down the Hatches
Is an article written by Elizabeth Zeigler for Stanford Social Innovation Review. In the article, Zeigler shares nonprofit strategies for facing challenges and seeking opportunities with both intentionality and creativity.
Clients at the Center: Realizing the Potential of Multi-Service Organizations
Is a report written by Bob Searle, Alex Neuhoff and Andrew Belton. Multi-service organizations (MSOs) -nonprofits that provide services across multiple categories such as substance abuse, housing, and education - are uniquely positioned to provide holistic help to clients. While nonprofits that provide a single service (from mentoring to job training) often draw more media attention, perhaps because they are easier to profile, MSOs have tremendous potential to help people struggling with complex
Court-Ordered Community Service: Volunteers or Prison Labor?
Each year, hundreds of thousands of court-ordered community service workers are placed in nonprofits to fulfill their sentences. Although the image is typically one of a teenager sentenced to picking up litter, court-ordered volunteers perform a wide variety of roles in nonprofits. This article discusses why and why not to accept such volunteers, and how to do it right.