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Beyond the premiums: Understanding nonprofit insurance

Written By: Derek Grieve
October 31, 2011

All nonprofits have administrative tasks that need to be taken care of, and one that is absolutely a necessity is insurance. There are four major factors that influence your insurance premium. Here they are in no particular order.

Capitalize on your knowledge

Written By: Corinne LaBossiere
September 6, 2011

This article shows ways your organization can generate revenue through the development and sales of information products.

The telecommute

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
May 31, 2011

Ever since the advent of the Internet and email, a slow but steady progression of working away from the traditional workplace office has taken place. And what once looked like a revolutionary trend 10 years ago, now seems to many simply to be part of societal evolution due to technological advances. But the questions remain: are nonprofit organizations making use of technology to their full advantage? Are more of them allowing people to work from home? And if so, has it been for the better?

Straight from the source: A crowd-sourced article about Millennials by Millennials

Written By: Jules Andre-Brown, Jessica Doherty and Trina Isakson
May 2, 2011

This experiment saw hree article coordinators reach out to their Millennial networks to collaborate on a series of questions about engaged citizenship, work, social media, and stereotypes.

Five easy ways to go green at work

Written By: David Suzuki Foundation
April 19, 2011

It's easy to bring your eco-values to work every morning, just follow our top five tips. Post them today, get your coworkers involved and see how much of a difference you can make.

Spreading the green gospel: Communicating your sustainability actions inside and outside your charity

Written By: Alexis Morgan
March 15, 2011

How to spread the word about your organization's sustainability programs, both within your organization and without.

Strategic planning made simple

Written By: Jack Shand
February 1, 2011

Strategic planning doesn’t have to happen with an outside facilitator. Jack Shand shows how nonprofit leaders can take control of their strategic plan, creating a simple planning process.

The top five most common budgeting mistakes

Written By: Richard MacNeill
February 1, 2011

There are a number of common mistakes made by organizations that can reduce the effectiveness of budgeting, and which may prevent the organization from achieving the maximum benefits.

Measuring what matters: Why monitoring and evaluation is the root of all good

Written By: Alexis Morgan
January 18, 2011

Measuring and evaluating your organization's sustainability initiatives.

Goals to save the world: How to prioritize and set strong, realistic sustainability goals

Written By: Alexis Morgan
December 20, 2010

Increase your organization's sustainability by setting goals.

Developing your green team: How to engage your internal sustainability champions to make a difference

Written By: Alexis Morgan
November 15, 2010

How to engage staff to move your organization along the path towards sustainability.

Fifteen rules for speaking like a leader

Written By: Jim Gray
September 13, 2010

How do you speak like a leader? It's easy - just follow these 15 rules.

Fifteen keys to a great meeting

Written By: Jack Shand
September 7, 2010

How to run a successful board meeting.

Fifteen budget tune-up tips

Written By: Bob McMahon
August 23, 2010

This article explains 15 things you can do to tune-up your budget.

Outcome Measurement: Final testing and data analysis

Written By: Eli Bennett
June 21, 2010

This is the last in a series of six articles that discuss outcome measurement. In this month's article, we will use a pilot test to evaluate our outcome measurement system, including data analysis and reporting.

Six tips to keep your team motivated

Written By: Jean Crawford
May 31, 2010

Six inexpensive ways to motivate employees.

Outcome Measurement: Collecting the data

Written By: Eli Bennett
May 17, 2010

This is the fifth in a series of six articles that discuss outcome measurement. This month, we will discuss how to design and pre-test your data collection instruments and methods.

Outcome Measurement: Outcome indicators and influencing factors

Written By: Eli Bennett
April 19, 2010

This is the forth in a series of six articles that discuss outcome measurement. This month we will learn how to select indicators to measure outcome achievement and identify influencing factors that can affect whether or not that achievement occurs.

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