Our nation owes a debt of gratitude to veterans, active-duty members of the military, and their spouses. They protect and improve our community, our country, and the world. As your nonprofit looks for the best and brightest talent to serve the community, it should be looking to the people who embody the spirit of service and the skills and attributes that nonprofits need. There are no better people for the job than our nation’s veterans and military families. We are dedicating this issue of Nonprofit Knowledge Matters to them and to shining a light on how they can be the ideal employees for your nonprofit.
To all of the members of the armed forces and their families, we thank you.
How Veterans Can Help Advance Your Nonprofit's Mission
Hard-working. Problem solver. Team player. Dedicated to helping others. Master of adaptability. Laser-focused on the mission. Who does that remind you of? All of those traits describe the people who work in the nonprofit sector - and those who have served in the military. They served our nation and may be the ideal people to help your nonprofit serve its community.
How Military Spouses Can Help Advance Your Nonprofit's Mission
Our nation’s veterans aren’t the only ones with unique skillsets that can benefit your nonprofit. The spouses of veterans and active-duty members of the military are highly-educated leaders who are cool under pressure and have a talent for community-building. With more than 400 military installations across the country, these talented potential employees are right in your backyard.
Nonprofit Knowledge Nuggets
Effects of the Great Recession on Charitable Giving
A new report published by the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy analyzes the effects of the Great Recession on charitable giving. It examines giving across demographic groups and examines differences pre- and post-recession. Changes to the Giving Landscape highlights that the average amount given by donor households remained relatively constant, despite the economic downturn. However, there was a 13 percent decrease in the share of U.S. households that donated to charitable nonprofits between 2000 and 2016. The report also identifies the percent of income households gave.
New Data on Child Poverty Rates
The number of children living in neighborhoods with high poverty and low opportunity is examined in a new data snapshot from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Children Living in High-Poverty, Low-Opportunity Neighborhoods. Many children are growing up in communities where at least 30 percent of people are living below the poverty line. The report also shares recommendations for policymakers on how they can ensure children and families in these communities can thrive.
Diversity Challenges in New Jersey Detailed
Last week, the Center for Non-Profits released the New Jersey Non-Profit Diversity Report. According to the report, only 21 percent of CEOs and board members were persons of color, compared with 64 percent of staff overall. The results mirror data from the nationwide Race to Lead survey from Building Movement Project.
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