Empowering Voters Is Nonprofit Mission Work

There's no more fitting way to lift up our nonprofits’ missions than to empower our communities during the elections process. As It’s On Us: The Nonprofit Voter Empowerment Project so clearly puts it: Nonpartisan voter engagement is one of the sector’s most effective ways to ensure that our voices, and those of the communities we serve, are “at the table” when critical policies are being decided.

A Vision for Our Future

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

If your vision is for a year plant wheat, if your vision is for a decade plant trees, if your vision is for a lifetime plant people. –African Proverb

Creating a vision statement guides us into the future. It helps us reflect on where we have been as we consider the path forward. The Center has been on a multi-year journey to strengthen our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and we’re sharing our journey as we travel this road.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness & Temporary Waiver

What is the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program?

The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program was established by the federal government in 2007 with the intent of forgiving the remaining balance on federal student loans after borrowers had made 120 months of qualifying payments while working in certain public service jobs, including positions with governments and 501(c)(3) nonprofits.

How Strategic Planning Affects the Success of Your Nonprofit

David Hutchinson, President, Cause Leadership

Strategic plans identify actions that enable you to achieve your organization's goals and mission. These plans often pinpoint high-priority directions and goals. Then, they determine the steps needed for meeting these goals and indicators used to measure success and are usually established for three to five years.

In this article, we assess how a strategic plan:

Data Protection: 7 Proactive Ways to Protect Your Organization

Guest article by MDcentric Technologies

It’s hard to imagine the worst-case scenario happening to you. But that doesn’t stop residents and millions of other people from purchasing homeowner’s, renters, or auto insurance, does it? Just like any other type of insurance you invest in for a rainy day, your organization's data protection and cybersecurity should be no different. By staying proactive with data security, you can prevent a business-ending disaster from happening to you.

Here are seven strategies to prevent a security breach in your organization.