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ESG is Everywhere. Should It Matter to Nonprofits?
Nonprofits can learn from the for-profit sector’s efforts on ESG and begin to think about how these corporate strategies can apply to their work as well.
Perfect Together: How to Access Community Television for Your Nonprofit
Learn how nonprofits can work with public, educational, or governmental TV stations to raise visibility and get the word out about their great work.
The Regenerative Principle in Practice for Nonprofit Management
Regenerative thinking is an ideal approach to reorient our perspective from ‘What’s in it for me’ to asking ‘How can we all benefit?’
Nonprofits Have Been Right All Along: Community Benefit Models Can Solve Our Toughest Environmental Challenges
Nonprofits have been leaders in building sustainability for generations. Nonprofits can be the catalysts for the systemic change in consciousness we so desperately need by advocating for a community-benefit approach in our economic system.
The Importance of Self-Care as Self-Defense to Nonprofits
Nonprofit organizations are givers: We recruit like-minded staff and volunteers who give and give until they are spent. All too often burnout leads to poor performance and high staff turnover. However, reframing self-care as self-defense can help us to …
Disrupting the Space of Disaster Philanthropy: A View from the Front Lines
I am the CEO of After the Fire USA (ATF), a leading nonprofit in the space of megafire, climate change, and disaster recovery. We help communities navigate the complexities and stages of recovery post-megafire disaster. Prior to 2015, megafires were fa …
How to Plan and Execute an Emergency Succession
COVID-19 has had most of us asking generative questions at some point. What is the real purpose of our organization? If we can only do one thing, what should it be? If our leaders become caregivers, sick themselves, or even die, how will the organizati …
Creating a More Robust Volunteer Development Program During the Covid-19 Crisis
What does your volunteer engagement program look like right now? Two case studies—League of Women Voters of Oakland and Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County—explored in this article show us that a successful volunteer program blen …
Against the Current: Rudy Espinoza’s Request to President-elect Biden
When I arrived in LA, I was told by many people that I had to meet Rudy Espinoza. They were right. Rudy is one of the most respected, tireless, and up-front leaders I’ve ever met. More importantly for me, he’s focused on the economics of poverty. I thi …
Seeking Sustainability: How Can Nonprofits Survive the Pandemic?
Here in Los Angeles, leaders across the region are working to identify ways to safely reopen the economy. Some sectors are eager to get back to business, while others are worried about whether or not it is safe to return. But for the most part, the non …