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How the Nonprofit Sector Can Share What We Learn and Why We Should

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Note from Beth: I’ve been a big believer in shared knowledge and learning for the sector.  IssueLab has been working for ten years to apply the age-old knowledge management question, “what if I knew what others know?” to the hard-earned lessons of nonprofits and foundations.  

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International Women’s Day: Using Technology to Empower Women and Girls

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March 8th is International Women’s Day.  This day was intended to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women.   But progress in gender parity has been slowed in many places across the world, especially in developing countries.

To mark the date, the One Campaign has shared a research report called “Poverty is Sexist,” that documents how extreme poverty hurts girls and women harder and in different ways than it does boys and men, and to demand targeted action to support girls and women.  … Read More

How An Informal Nonprofit Employee Champion Program Can Benefit A One-Person Communications Dept.

Are you an one-person communications department?  Perhaps you can relate to this chart from Gerard Matthews, Communications Director of Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families.   As a one-person communications department, your workload, which includes doing the social media, is always increasing.  … Read More

Two Must Read Reports on Nonprofit Capacity Building

Two reports have been released on the topic of capacity building:   “Supporting Grantee Capacity: Strengthening Effectiveness Together,” from GrantCraft, a service of the Foundation Center and “Strengthening Nonprofit Capacity” from GEOfunders. This post summarizes gems from both reports.  … Read More

5 Methods for Avoiding Procrastination for Nonprofits

I found this wonderful comic on Mashable “The Field Guide to Procrastination” that identifies 12 different methods for work avoidance or procrastination, defined in Wikipedia as “putting off tasks for a later date.”     We all do it.  … Read More