|You Proved Me Wrong - Thank You, and Congratulations
A year ago, I wrote an article warning you of the continuing economic crisis and that if you didn't make a conscious choice about either needing the life raft or being the life raft that the choice was going to be made for you. I made the grim forecast that at least one of you was going to have to close up shop. I was wrong about the last part.
Congratulations! You made it! That isn't to say that tough choices are yet to come, and the hard part is over. I believe that is far from the truth.
Stop for a moment and take a deep breath, congratulate your team and recognize an amazing accomplishment. You may be exhausted, you may be frustrated - but include in those emotions a feeling of accomplishment and success. You made it - you get to celebrate making it through 2010!
What the experts are saying to expect about additional cuts....
- Further decreases in early education funding at the state level
- Further decreases in individual family aid
- Additional layoffs (or not replacing vacated positions) in State government
The areas that the experts are suggesting we invest in that will have the largest positive economic impact - both short and long term
- Consolidation (at local government level specifically, but a good message for all of us)
- Green energy technology
- Education - not only getting kids to college, but preparing them to succeed in college
- Place (make our community someplace people - especially people that companies want to hire - want to live)
|** NEW ** Board Governance Series for 2011
Have you been waiting for "Beyond Board 101"? It's here! In 2011, Nonprofit Network will launch our new, deeper, more intensive board training series.
We will still offer Board 101 - but now just once a month.
We will alternate "This Board's For You" - a course designed to help boards formulate a recruitment and orientation strategy for new board members with "Good Governance and Due Diligence", a course designed to help you understand and implement your Conflict of Interest, Whistleblowers, Document Destruction & Retention policies, as well as what belongs in Board Meeting Minutes and how to deal with diligence. board due diligence.
For complete course descriptions -click here.
|Jackson Community College Poster Project - See the results!
One of the required courses for the JCC Graphic Design students is Typography & Layout. This course is an introductory study in the use, and design of letterforms, color and design layout.
During the Fall of 2010, the course included a new project to both help the students in putting those skills to practical use and to help local nonprofit organizations by having a graphic design student create an event posters for an organization. These projects were coordinated with the help of Nonprofit Network and JCC instructor Elizabeth Hayden.
To read the rest of this article and see the posters, click here.
|Members Only - Website Resources Easier to Navigate
If you are a member of Nonprofit Network, you have access to hundreds of resources through our website. These resources are now easier to navigate, organized by "Best Practices", for example Fundraising, Governance, Financial Management, Volunteer Engagement, Communication, Human Resources and Information & Technology.
Remember - these are "Members Only" Resources, you must log in to see these resources. Click here for more information about how to log in.
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