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In Tribute to Andrea Harris

The news of Andrea Harris’ death spread quickly and widely. Born in 1948 she passed over on May 20, 2020. In the days since she died, her life is being celebrated by so many - personal friends, professional colleagues and a loving family. I join with all those who have expressed their love and admiration to add mine.

Practice the ‘Human’ in Human Resources

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

In the best of times, organizations will identify and implement best practices for human resources and personnel management. These practices evolve and adapt to meet the needs of the nonprofit as it builds, thrives, and sustains itself over time. Following these practices helps nonprofits offer our employees and volunteers an optimal working environment.

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.

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.