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Nonprofit Knowledge Matters


This edition of Nonprofit Knowledge Matters showcases not only trends in the nonprofit community, but also actions your nonprofit can take to increase its capacities to advance its mission. Whether your nonprofit is seeking to diversify its board, engage its volunteers, keep up with data on the nonprofit community, or provide leadership in the midst of unprecedented change, we think you’ll find useful resources in the articles that follow.



Nonprofits, you are the champions!

At our most recent Network Learning Confab we heard from State Association leaders who are champions for diversity, inclusion, and equity in the nonprofit communities in their states. Perhaps your nonprofit is having this same conversation. How are you moving from conversation to action? 

Every nonprofit can be a champion for diversity, inclusion, and equity...

University of Texas at Austin Nonprofit Management Certificate Program



Staying grounded in uncertain times

There are plenty of management books about leadership, but there is nothing quite like hearing candid thoughts from a nonprofit leader who really knows what it’s like to provide leadership during uncertain times. Laurie Wolf, the CEO of The Foraker Group in Alaska, shares four ways that help her – and her team – stay grounded. 

Read Laurie's four tips...


Engage your volunteers! 

We’re celebrating service during National Volunteer Week! There are resources posted on our website to help nonprofits manage volunteers, get comfortable using skilled pro bono volunteers, and navigate the legalities of interns.


In this post, our current Fellow writes about a not-so-fulfilling volunteer assignment that got him thinking about volunteer engagement and retention.

How your nonprofit can create lasting relationships with its volunteers...


Chronic underfunding of nonprofits: An unacceptable risk

If your nonprofit is experiencing greater demand for its services because of need in the community, and at the same time flat or decreased revenue, it is not alone.


A new report from New Jersey's Center for Non-Profits offers data proving that charitable nonprofits in NJ are chronically underfunded, which is putting individuals and communities at risk.

Learn more from Linda Czipo, Executive Director of the Center for Non-Profits, about the consequences of underfunding and what your nonprofit can do...


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