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2017 Compensation & Benefits for Philanthropy-Serving OrganizationsContains 1 Component(s)
United Philanthropy Forum’s first-ever 2017 Compensation & Benefits for Philanthropy-Serving Organizations report provides comprehensive benchmarking data and analyses on the employment practices of regional and national philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs), based on the responses of 50 PSOs. Publication date: September 2017
Among the key findings of the 2017 Compensation & Benefits for Philanthropy-Serving Organizations:
- PSOs are more diverse than foundations but less diverse than the country
- PSOs are predominately female
- PSOs are experiencing staff growth
Leading with Intent: 2017 National Index of Nonprofit Board PracticesContains 1 Component(s)
Who serves on today’s nonprofit boards? How are they composed and organized? How do they conduct their work? How well are they fulfilling their many important roles and responsibilities? What impact are they having on organizational performance? Publication date: September 2017
Who serves on today’s nonprofit boards? How are they composed and organized? How do they conduct their work? How well are they fulfilling their many important roles and responsibilities? What impact are they having on organizational performance?
Leading with Intent: 2017 National Index of Nonprofit Board Practices answers these questions and is the latest in BoardSource’s series of studies tracking and analyzing trends in nonprofit board leadership since 1994. We encourage you to read the 2017 study; to reflect on the trends and insights about today’s nonprofit boards; and to act on the many opportunities we have to lead our missions to further success through exceptional board leadership.
2017 GuideStar Nonprofit Compensation ReportContains 1 Component(s)
The GuideStar Nonprofit Compensation Report remains the only large-scale nonprofit compensation analysis based entirely on IRS data. This authoritative report gives nonprofits the information they need to establish appropriate compensation and demonstrate to grantmakers, oversight agencies, and individual donors that the salaries and benefits they offer are justified. Publication date: September 2017
GuideStar’s 2017 Nonprofit Compensation Report shows that CEO compensation increases approached pre-Great Recession level for the first time in six years in FY 2015. Released today, the report is the 17th edition in GuideStar’s annual series, and remains the only large-scale nonprofit compensation analysis based entirely on IRS data.
“In seven out of eight budget categories, nonprofit CEO compensation grew more in 2015 than in 2014,” stated GuideStar senior research fellow Chuck McLean, creator of the Compensation Report and author of all 17 editions. “Although median increases are still lower than observed before the recession, 2015 was the first year since 2008 in which we saw increases of 4 percent or more.”
The 2017 edition, the 17th in this annual series, features:
- 135,986 observations from 96,669 Forms 990 and 990-EZ
- Nonprofits from the entire 501(c) universe—most 501(c) organizations that filed an FY 2015 return with the IRS and had incomes of $200,000 or greater
- 14 job categories
- Executive summary showing trends at a glance
- National, state, metropolitan statistical area, gender, and NTEE (National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities) analyses
- Incumbent compensation analyses
Not Just Money: Equity Issues in Cultural PhilanthropyContains 1 Component(s)
Spoiler alert: despite important efforts by many leading foundations, funding overall has gotten less equitable, not more. This means that cultural philanthropy is not effectively — or equitably — supporting our evolving cultural landscape. Publication date: July 2017
This research, supported by the Surdna Foundation, shows that philanthropic resources still disproportionately flow to the largest cultural institutions, and that those institutions do not represent the cultural or demographic diversity of our country. Leadership of philanthropic and large cultural institutions is overwhelmingly white. Meanwhile, cultural organizations whose primary artistic mission is to serve communities of color or low-income communities face distinctive challenges as a result of their context and lack of capitalization.
Preparing for the One BIG Change in Nonprofit Financial Reporting per FASBContains 1 Component(s)
For the first time since 1993, the financial reporting standards for nonprofit organizations are being updated, with the goal of improving the communication of financial results to donors and other outside stakeholders. In this webinar, FMA’s Hilda Polanco discusses key changes in reporting requirements. Publication date: June 28, 2017
For the first time since 1993, the financial reporting standards for nonprofit organizations are being updated, with the goal of improving the communication of financial results to donors and other outside stakeholders. In this webinar, FMA’s Hilda Polanco discusses key changes in reporting requirements.
Key questions for all of us are:
- Practically speaking, what do these changes mean for your nonprofit?
- As the implementation deadline approaches, are your leadership and board ready?
From Nonprofit Quarterly.
Learn Foundation LawContains 1 Component(s)
Online legal training for those who work in private foundations.
In 2010, legal staff at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation joined together to develop a comprehensive training program on legal issues in grantmaking. The goal of this collaboration is to create online, web-based trainings to supplement existing in-person training programs. We identified a shared need for this type of instructional resource and a common desire to collaboratively develop a training system that speaks to a variety of learning styles and organizational training needs.
There are many different ways you can use Learn Foundation Law at your organization to provide basic legal training as a complement to periodic legal workshops, in-person sessions and other components of your legal training program.
Demystifying the Theory of Change ProcessContains 1 Component(s)
Why the process of creating a theory of change matters, and a five-step guide to success. Publication date: September 15, 2017
The idea that nonprofits should develop a theory of change has been widely embraced in recent years, and funders have helped drive the momentum. In fact, many funders now require that nonprofits submit a theory of change document with grant requests.
But what is a theory of change exactly? It’s an articulation, whether in the form of an explanatory memo or a diagram, and often combining both, of precisely how an organization is going to achieve its objectives. A good theory of change details the causal links between an organization’s vision and its own programmatic activities.
From Stanford Social Innovation Review.
Kathleen Kelly Janus
Stanford Program on Social Entrepreneurship
How To Build An Effective Board: A Short Management Guide For Nonprofit LeadersContains 1 Component(s)
A free guide to master the basics of nonprofit board management. Publication date: June 2017
Nonprofit board management is a step-by-step process that requires your ongoing attention. GlobalGiving's free guide breaks board management into five parts for busy nonprofit leaders who recently launched a nonprofit or need to improve board outcomes. With this resource, you’ll get time-saving tools to build an effective board that is mission-focused and highly engaged.
2017 Global Trends in Giving ReportContains 1 Component(s)
An annual report that examines the impact of technology, gender, generation, and ideology upon giving worldwide. Publication date: September 2017
Based upon the survey results of 4,084 donors worldwide, the 2017 Global Trends in Giving Report is a research project that seeks to gain a better understanding of how donors prefer to give and engage with their favorite causes and charitable organizations. Sponsored by the Public Interest Registry and researched by Nonprofit Tech for Good, the report summarizes donor data across six continents about how online and mobile technology effects giving. The report also explores the impact of gender, generation, and ideology upon giving and volunteerism.
The 2017 Global Trends in Giving Report is unique in that it is the only annual research project dedicated to studying the giving habits of donors worldwide and is a sister report to the Global NGO Technology Report. The data from both reports is meant to help non-governmental organizations (NGOs), non-profit organizations (NPOs), and charities worldwide better understand if they are using technology in the ways that their donors prefer them to and where they need to improve.
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10 Qualities You Need To Become A Stellar Nonprofit StorytellerContains 1 Component(s)
When done strategically and in harmony with online channels, storytelling can and will help you raise more money and strengthen relationships with your supporters. Publication date: April 2016
Storytelling is not only a fantastic way to relate to other humans on a personal level, it is also a fantastic marketing and fundraising tool for nonprofits. From PEAK Insight Journal.
Julia C. Campbell
social media and fundraising consultant