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We're With You

We are being confronted by something so much bigger than ourselves. We are all being called upon to rise to do our very best. And we are rising to meet the need. The nonprofit sector is always front and center in times of disaster and challenges that face our communities. This time will be no different. Our sector faces into difficulties, not away from them.

“Full Cost” Is the Way Forward

Jeanne Tedrow, President & CEO, North Carolina Center for Nonprofits

Managing a nonprofit’s finances is no small or easy task. Nonprofits and those who seek to do good while making a difference in our communities are to be commended for their ability to manage resources and revenue. More often than not, nonprofits make a way when many would say there appears to be no way. To make things happen for the good, they become creative as they leverage financial support with in-kind donations and volunteer labor.

Take Precautions and Prepare for COVID-19

Update as of March 16, 2020: In response to COVID-19, many of our Center staff will be working remotely. We will try to maintain a high level of service but appreciate your patience if it takes us some extra time to respond. During this period, email is the best way to reach us, many resources are available on our website, and we’ll post updates on Twitter and Facebook.

Everything you wanted to know about nonprofits and elections...but were afraid to ask

David Heinen, Vice President for Public Policy and Advocacy, North Carolina Center for Nonprofits

As yard signs are beginning to show up in lawns across North Carolina in preparation for the March 3 primary election, the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits has been fielding many questions about the types of election-related activities nonprofits can and can’t do. To save you the trouble of a phone call or email, we’re sharing some thoughts (and even a few answers!) on some of the most common questions we’re hearing.

Social Justice as a Strategic Priority – The Commitment and Challenges

Lee Warren, Executive Director, Organic Growers School

Organic Growers School (OGS) came into 2019 with some big questions. Our goal was to engage in a strategic planning process, not with the intention to reinvent our mission, vision, or values, but to figure out the next steps in the evolution of the organization. We had many inquiries but not many answers.

Artificial Intelligence to Recruit and Fundraise

Marie-Line Germain, HR Consulting Initiative

Through the HR Consulting Initiative at Western Carolina University, some of our nonprofit clients (including Center Members) have sought advice on how to recruit employees more effectively. To recruit (and to fundraise), Artificial Intelligence has proven to be effective.

NC Needs Family Friendly Workplaces Now to Develop Workforce of the Future

Lisa Finaldi, North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation

Ask a three-year-old what she wants to be when she grows up, and the answer is just as likely to be superhero or mermaid as veterinarian or engineer. 

But inside that preschooler’s brain, a foundation is being built that will play a large role in determining her future school and career success. That’s because during a child’s earliest years, his or her experiences are built into the body, shaping the architecture of the brain and creating the foundation for future learning and health.