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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. 

What if pizza shops had to manage their money like a nonprofit?

Jeanne Tedrow, President and CEO, of North Carolina Center for Nonprofits.

Imagine a customer walking into a pizza shop to order a pizza, then only wanting to pay for the ingredients – flour, sauce, toppings, cheese. (See Pizza and a Laugh ‒ A Reminder about Your Nonprofit Financial Stress LevelNonprofit Quarterly, December 18, 2018.)