Knowledge Center

Knowledge is power! Please visit the links below to learn from some of the industry’s best resources. We especially encourage you to explore the original content provided by thought leaders especially for NSC and results of our surveys that highlight interesting points of information from the regional nonprofit community. Please let us know if there are great resources that you think should be included in our collection.

 

NSC Original Content

Ann PlunkettQ&A with NSC Board Chair Ann Plunkett of Workplace Partners and NSC CEO Diane Drollinger Weigh in on Overtime Legislation

The recent passage of the Fair Labor Standards Act, which sets new rules for employees to collect overtime pay, is a sweeping piece of legislation that could have significant impact on the way nonprofits conduct business.

NSC board president Ann Plunkett of Workplace Partners and NSC CEO Diane Drollinger answered questions about the situation.  [READ MORE]

 

Capacity for Change Newsletter

NSC’s Capacity for Change Newsletter

We just published NSC’s first Capacity for Change newsletter! Filled with the latest industry news and distributed quarterly, it is sure to become your must-read communication for regional nonprofit information.

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Kent Hornberger

Seeking Federal Grants: There’s No Such Thing as Free Money

Kent Hornberger, GPC

I often get calls from people who have been told that private and governmental grants are free money. We’ve all see books and infomercials claiming that there are ways to get free money from the United States government. Sadly, that’s not really the case.

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marilyn nolan smallerWe All Want to Pay Our Staffs More, But This Legislation Isn’t How to Do It

Marilyn Nolan, Preferred Family Health

We’re all aware of the common perception about working for nonprofits: that it’s a lot of hours and not much money. And we probably all wish we could wave a magic wand to change the reality, because we’re passionate about the work we do – that’s why we’re here, after all!

This is why the Department of Labor’s pending legislation to change the threshold of who gets overtime is so important…and not for the reasons you might think. Previously, if employees made more than $23,600 and supervised two or more people, they were exempt from being able to collect overtime pay. The proposed legislation would move that threshold up to $47,892 before employees are exempt. [READ MORE]

 

Bridget FloodLilacs and Dandelions

by Bridget McDermott Flood, Executive Director, Incarnate Word Foundation

Increasingly the emphasis is on large-scale systemic work.  This work by its very nature is big picture, high level work.  Intractable problems require big solutions, and the logic of that drives us to consider collaborative approaches.  In order to gain momentum, these systemic efforts require serious commitments of human capital, reallocation of resources, a focus on high-level leadership, and large outcomes-driven agencies and intermediaries.

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DebDubin.headshotCollaboration is Humming

by Deb Dubin, CEO & President, Gateway Center for Giving

Everyone is humming about collaboration in our sector.  It means different things to different people, and there’s a good reason to take a closer look. When it works, the behavior can help us by strengthening programs, improving efficiency, and sharing knowledge. As I consider these benefits, among others, I’m reminded of a wonderful African proverb:  “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”  [READ MORE]

Resources

National Council of Nonprofits

Society for Nonprofits

 

Nonprofit Publications

Blue Avocado

Chronicle of Philanthropy

Exempt Magazine

NSC Newsletter

Nonprofit Times

Nonprofit Quarterly

Nonprofit with Balls

 

Research/Information

Harvard’s Hauser Institute for Civil Society

Nonprofit Information

Stanford Social Innovation Review

 

Technology

TechSoup

 

Volunteers

Points of Light

VolunteerMatch