Center Receives Proclamations in Honor of 35th Anniversary

At the Center's 35th Annual Celebtbration, the organization was awarded with hour proclamations naming November 18 Nonprofit Advancement Day. Each of the four jurisdictions the Center services, including Washington, D.C., Fairfax, Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties, delivered proclamations in honor of the Center’s 35 years of serving the community.

See the proclamations here:

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Making Sense of Social Media for Nonprofit Organizations

It’s critical for nonprofit organizations to maximize every dollar spent on marketing. Understanding how to use social media is especially important, as Americans spend more time on social media than any other Internet activity, including email. 60 percent of social media time is spent on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.

Why Our Members Matter

Since 1979, the Center for Nonprofit Advancement has been proud to support all the local and national nonprofits that are truly making a difference in our communities. Their work is the reason why we have existed for 35 years.

Announcing the 2014 Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman EXCEL Award Winners

The honorees for the Center's Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman 2014 EXCEL (Excellence in Chief Executive Leadership) Award were announced and recognized at the Center's 35th Annual Celebration on November 18.

Treating Everybody Differently

By Keating Advisors, LLC

When an organization does not have proper compensation policies and procedures in place, it starts dealing with each employee as an individual and focusing on the person, not the role. Over time, the organization will find itself struggling with internal equity issues. Employees share salary information, and that means unfair pay situations inevitably will bubble up. When every salary decision is treated as an exception, it can cause widespread employee dissatisfaction.

Stepping Up: A Board’s Challenge in Leadership Transition

Check out this article by Tim Wolfred from the Winter 2002 Nonprofit Quarterly about successful executive transition for nonprofits:

Stepping Up: A Board’s Challenge in Leadership Transition

Honorees Announced for 2014 Phyllis Campbell Newsome Public Policy Leadership Awards

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement is pleased to announce the four winners of the 2014 Phyllis Campbell Newsome Public Policy Leadership Awards. This award recognizes public officials who have shown exemplary work on behalf of nonprofits during the year.

This year's winners are:

Generating Corporate Sponsorship

by Lewis FlaxFlax Associates

Stop approaching corporate sponsorships as one-off opportunities!

Effective Communication and Project Management: What Is Organizational Communication?

by Julia Keleher, Keleher and Associates

On Thursday November 13th, Julia Keleher will be leading a course at the Center for Nonprofit Advancement in Washington D.C. Come learn how project management practices can improve internal communication within your nonprofit organization.

So what is organizational communication?

The Top 10 Legal Pitfalls for Nonprofits

by Benjamin Takis, Founding Attorney, Tax-Exempt Solutions, PLLC

Running a nonprofit is not easy. In addition to constant fundraising challenges and the difficulty of meeting mission goals with limited resources, nonprofits must navigate a minefield of legal rules and restrictions. With these competing priorities, it is perhaps not surprising that legal considerations often are not taken seriously until it's too late.

Pop Quiz: Is Your Nonprofit Organization At Risk For Fraud?

by Jennifer Hrebik, Associate, Your Part-Time Controller, LLC

Answer each statement YES or NO:

• My nonprofit organization has fewer than 100 employees or more than 1,000 employees
• Management and board members do not regularly review financial reports