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The Future of Nonprofit Leadership: Worker Self-directed Organizations

The dominant organizational structure of nonprofits is unsustainable. Nonprofit leaders are leaving the sector. In 2008, a national study, “Ready to Lead?”, produced by CompassPoint Nonprofit Services, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Meyer Foundation, and Idealist.org, found that three out of four executive directors planned to leave their positions within three years. The major reasons they cited were lack of adequate compensation, burnout, overwhelming fundraising responsibilities, and a fear that they would not be able to retire properly. (Nonprofit Quarterly)

How the focus on overhead disenfranchises communities of color and fans the flames of injustice

In this political climate, when so many of us nonprofits are rallying to put out one fire after another, many of the things we have been used to and have been putting up with no longer make sense. Many of us in the sector have been making the argument against restricted funding and for general operating for years.  (Nonprofit with Balls)

How organizations like the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network are bringing millennials together

There is a prevailing assumption that millennials would rather network with one another through virtual communities and social media than meeting face to face. The question is: is this true in the nonprofit sector in Canada? Or is this just another damaging stereotype about millennials that is generally false? (Charity Village)

Companies with cause not charity

I was fortunate to attend the Companies and Causes conference recently. It was my first time at this conference billed as an opportunity to share and learn best practices in corporate and cause partnerships. And it was! The sessions were informative, filled with stories and practical tips. The speakers were engaging and efficient. There was a lot to be inspired by. However, there was one topic that came through in several sessions that caused me as a corporate fundraiser to pause. (Hilborn)

How can charities embrace the latest digital trends?

Ahead of the Institute of Fundraising’s Innovative Fundraising in a Digital World Conference, Erin Niimi Longhurst from Social Misfits Media interviewed keynote speaker Beth Kanter, a social media guru and US non-profit innovator, about the latest tools, embracing digital innovation, and the biggest challenges that charities face in this space. (Charity Digital News)