#BoardGov #NPBestPractices with A-SPAN's Kathy Sibert & the Center's Glen O'Gilvie

Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs has been known to use the phrase, “Good, better, best. Never let it rest… Until your good is better, and your better is your best.” It’s a phrase he says he inherited from his mother when he was a child, and that he’s made his own personal motto.



american civil liberties union of the nation's capital on app advocacy

Social media is not the only technological device that can aid in outreach. Apps allow orgnizations to create their own platforms for advocacy and tailor it to their needs. Melanie Bates, Director of Policy and Communications at American Civil Liberties of the Nation's Capital, shared their latest app advocacy efforts. Here's what they had to say.

Center: Tell us a little more about the working of your phone application, and how the idea came about.

Make Room for Millennials to Lead in Nonprofit Sector

Article by Glen O’Gilvie, Center for Nonprofit Advancement

The Nonprofit Draw

Leaving a high-powered, high-earning job in the private sector for a job in the nonprofit world makes sense, right?

It did for Britt Hogue. Britt has worked for giants such as JP Morgan Chase, Merrill Lynch, and Thomson Reuters. She has traveled the world, establishing data collection centers and managing hundreds of employees in multiple countries.

Advocacy 101: A Lobbying Primer

On August 27, 2015, the Center hosted a class entitled Advocacy 101. Led by Kathy Bailey with Bailey Law, PC, this class offered guidance on what exactly advocacy looks like, and the requirements for reporting lobbying activities for nonprofits so they don't lose out on their 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. 

Executive Preparation Institute's Susan Schaefer, CFRE and Bob Wittig, MBA

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement and The Leadership Sanctuary bring you a professional development opportunity for all management levels. In our Executive Preparation Institute, Senior management, Executive Directors, and Development Directors gain a safe space to learn, grow, and enhance their leadership skills.

Leadership Development from EPI's Laura Baringer

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement has partnered with The Leadership Sanctuary to introduce a new approach to professional development that includes three tracks for all levels of leadership. We asked the facilitator of our Senior Management cohort, Laura Baringer, why these opportunities are so important. Here's what she had to say:

Center: What does leadership development truly encompass and why is it important?

CohnReznick's Nonprofit Governance Survey Results of 2015

Our partner, CohnReznick, has released their annual Nonprofit Governance Survey of 2015. Through their Nonprofit and Education Practice, organizations work closely with consultants to develop and implement #NPBestPractices in governance, financial, and operational policies and procedures.

National Low Income Housing Coalition on Advocacy

Nonprofit work is advocacy work. Through the work of our members, social issues are advocated on a local, national, and international level.

The Leadership Sanctuary

 The Center for Nonprofit Advancement has partnered with The Leadership Sanctuary to introduce a new approach to professional development. Three tracks for Senior Management, Executive Directors, and Development Directors allow leaders of all levels to enhance their leadership skills all under one roof. We asked The Leadership Sanctuary why these opportunities are so important. Here's what they had to say:

Communications Series Finale

Nonprofit leaders have discovered #NPBestPractices in story-telling, social media, pitches, reporter relationships, and more after information-packed sessions of our East of the River Communications Series. Participant's pitches recieved a different evaluation this time around from the perspective of radio editors and writers in the last session at local station WAMU.

At their visit, the group discovered new ways of utilizing radio broadcasts through pitch feedback from WAMU staff. 

Montgomery County Council Passes New Paid Sick Leave Law

Last month, the County Council of Montgomery County, MD passed a new paid sick leave bill that will go into effect on October 1, 2016. While the actual implementation of the law is still over a year away, it promises to drastically change the lives of thousands of employees in the county.