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Philanthropy Chat: Deirdre Maloney on Nonprofit Myths


Deirdre Maloney, president of the firm Momentum, examines the myths and realities of nonprofit management, marketing, and outcomes measurement.

Philanthropy Chat: Job Hunting for Experienced Workers in the Nonprofit Sector


Barbara Ramundo, regional vice president for Professionals for Nonprofits, discusses practical tips and strategies for experienced nonprofit workers.

Philanthopy Chat: Board Service From the Perspective of the Young Professional


Pheobe Bicknell of YNPNdc (Young Nonprofit Professionals Network DC), discusses board service from the point of view of a young professional.

Philanthropy Chat: Nonprofit Staff Management & Retention


Pratichi Shah, human resources strategist, shares how nonprofit organizations should be as purposeful in managing staff as they are at managing their programs to successfully achieve their missions.

Frances Kunreuther on Catalysts for Change: How California Nonprofits Can Deliver Direct Services and Transform Communities


Frances Kunreuther discusses Catalysts for Change: How California Nonprofits Can Deliver Direct Services and Transform Communities.

Young Nonprofit Professionals Discuss Good in Theory, Problems in Practice


A discussion of the YNPN report “Good in Theory, Problems in Practice” with Trish Tchume and Amanda Pape Lenaghan.

Philanthropy Chat: Peter Kim on Nonprofit Funding Models


Peter Kim, a manager at Bridgespan who focuses on growth strategies for nonprofits, explains why funding models are important, describes how to develop them, and discusses when they are most appropriate.

Philanthropy Chat: Jason Saul Discusses the End of Fundraising


Jason Saul discusses key points from his book, The End of Fundraising: Raising More Money by Selling Your Impact. Saul explains why traditional fundraising is expensive to do and describes how the social capital market can support nonprofits.

Philanthropy Chat – Ann Markusen on Nurturing California’s NextGen Arts & Cultural Leaders


Ann Markusen, principal, Markusen Economic Research Associates discusses the impetus for a recent report she authored: Nurturing California’s Next Generation Arts & Cultural Leaders.

Philanthropy Chat: David Neff and Randal Moss on Innovation in Nonprofits


David Neff and Randal Moss cover topics in their book, The Future of Nonprofits: Innovate and Thrive in the Digital Age. They talk about barriers to innovation, address common misconceptions, and describe a case study.

Philanthropy Chat: Why Arts Organizations Should Collect Data


Joe Winter and Jessyca Holland of C4 Atlanta discuss their program "Why Arts Organizations Should Collect Data”, presented during Funding for Arts Month at the Foundation Center-Atlanta.

Philanthropy Chat: Michael Bigley and Jenny Snyder on the DC Cultural Data Project


Jenny Snyder, Associate, Cultural Data Project, The Pew Charitable Trusts and Michael Bigley, program officer, the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, outline what is included in the database, its use by grantseekers, grantmakers and researchers, and how arts organizations can be included.

Philanthropy Chat: Rob Sheehan on Strategy Development for Nonprofits


Dr. Robert M. Sheehan, Jr. discusses how strategy development will help nonprofits overcome “mission gap” and increase their organizational impact. He also points out the seven deadly sins of nonprofit strategy. Sheehan is the Academic Director of the Executive MBA Program at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park.

The Michael Chatman Giving Show: Foundation Center-Atlanta Director Val Porter Discusses “Scrappy” Nonprofits and Small Business Partnerships


Securing funding as a new nonprofit organization can be extremely difficult. In this issue of Philanthropy Chat, Foundation Center-Atlanta Director Val Porter speaks at length about the importance of innovation to startup nonprofits, focusing on the potential of earned revenue and partnerships with small businesses.

Philanthropy Chat: Tom McLaughlin Discusses Mergers and Alliances


In this interview, Tom McLaughlin, founder of McLaughlin and Associates, talks about his book, Nonprofit Mergers & Alliances.

Philanthropy Chat: Kivi Leroux Miller Discusses Nonprofit Marketing


In this interview, Kivi Leroux Miller, a communications consultant and trainer, talks about her book, The Nonprofit Marketing Guide: High-Impact, Low-Cost Ways to Build Support for Your Good Cause.

Budgeting for Those Who Would Rather Not


Elaine Luttrull of The Juilliard School and Michael Royce of New York Foundation for the Arts explain how to create clear and useful budgets and use them as the valuable planning tools they are. Fran Smyth of The Arts & Business Council of New York moderates. This is a recording of a live event.

Philanthropy Chat: Tom Adams on Leadership Transition and Development


Tom Adams, president and co-founder of the national consulting and educational services company TransitionGuides, talks about special challenges related to founder transitions, diversity in leadership development, the "ugly truths" of nonprofit leadership, and other issues covered in his book, The Nonprofit Leadership Transition and Development Guide: Proven Paths for Leaders and Organizations.

Volunteers Are NOT Free! Building a Volunteer Program That Flourishes


Since April of last year, a combination of factors — the Serve America Act, The NYC Service initiative, and the economy — has significantly increased the number of nonprofit volunteers. What elements go into a charity's decision to accept, train, and choose the right assignment for a volunteer? Learn some of the ingredients of a successful volunteer program. This is a recording of a live event.

Denise Zeman on Grantmaking & Collaboration During the Recession


Denise Zeman, President and CEO of the Saint Luke's Foundation of Cleveland, Ohio, discusses grantmaking and nonprofit collaboration in response to the economic recession.

Philanthropy Chat: Gail Nordheimer on Fundraising as a Career


Gail Nordheimer, CFRE, was named 2009 Outstanding Fundraiser by the Greater DC Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Executives. Find out what it takes to be an "outstanding fundraiser" and what may be in store for those considering or those already in the development field.

Philanthropy Chat: Glen O'Gilvie on Sharing Back Office Support


Glen O'Gilvie, Chief Executive Officer for the Center for Nonprofit Advancement in Washington, DC, talks about Back Office in a Box (BOB), a program that helps nonprofits share quality back office support in the area of financial management and accounting at reasonable costs.

Philanthropy Chat: Jennifer Kawar & Susan Medak on Buying Real Estate During a Downturn


Jennifer Kawar of the Nonprofit Finance Fund and Susan Medak of Berkeley Repertory Theatre discuss best practices in planning your facility project and the impact that building acquisition or renovation can have on an organization's mission, programs, structure, fundraising and financial health.

Philanthropy Chat: Shelly Cryer on Nonprofit Careers


Shelly Cryer, author of The Nonprofit Career Guide: How to Land a Job That Makes a Difference, talks about transition rates in the arts sector, accountability standards, becoming an executive director, and preparing for a career in the nonprofit sector.

Philanthropy Chat: Paul Firstenberg on the 21st Century Nonprofit


Paul Firstenberg, author of The 21st Century Nonprofit: Managing in the Age of Governance, 2nd ed., explores transparency and accountability, board recruitment issues, the development profession, challenges for executive directors, and capacity building for small nonprofits.