Nonprofits that spend more on information technology, facilities, equipment, staff training, program development and fundraising tend to be more successful than those that scrimp on these"overhead expenses.“ But many donors are reluctant to support groups that spend heavily on those priorities because they associate high overhead costs with wasted money and bad management.
September 19, 2022
Nonprofits contributed $1.4 trillion to the nation’s economy during the first quarter of 2022, with growth in the gross value added by nonprofits exceeding the overall Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 1%.
The NonProfit Times
July 5, 2022
In partnership with Candid, the Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee will offer a grant proposal writing workshop as part of its Nonprofit Skills Academy. In this two-day, fully-online, hands-on workshop, you will learn the main parts of a grant proposal. You will write several of those parts of the proposal during the class and get feedback on them from experts and peers. You’ll also learn how to find potential funders for your project, and you’ll learn what those funders look for in a proposal and what they don’t like to see.
Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management
July 7, 2022
Many nonprofit organizations struggle to engage their board members with fundraising, especially the act of asking another person for money. It is tempting to allow board members to skip fundraising, but this useful list is designed to give board members a wide range of tasks they can choose from to support the financial growth of your organization, and only a few involve directly asking for money.
April 3, 2022
Revenue diversification is a hot topic, to be sure. But there are quite a few different ways to look at it and even to define it. If your nonprofit lost your largest source of revenue, would you shut your doors? How heavily do you rely on one source of funding?
March 31, 2022
A new qualitative study of 113 millionaires of color found that nearly all had experienced racial or ethnic bias. 'It’s so obvious, but it’s also very profound,' said report co-author Hali Lee, founding partner at Radiant Strategies and a co-founder of the Donors of Color Network. She said the finding demonstrates the ways that racism has affected the lives of millionaires of color – from where they raise their families to the people and causes they support.
March 13, 2022
The U.S. Department of Education has temporarily waived several major requirements in its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, potentially making more people eligible to have their remaining balance erased.
March 13, 2022
With the war raging on for an eighth day in Ukraine, numerous nonprofits are stepping up by providing medical supplies, food, cash assistance and other essentials for those fighting in Ukraine and those fleeing to neighboring countries. The United Nations has indicated one million Ukrainians have fled their country thus far — a number that could elevate to four million if the fighting continues. A total of 10 million are predicted to be forced to flee their homes throughout the country.
Amanda L. Cole
March 4, 2022
The US Department of Education recently issued a statement on the federal student loan servicer website, myFedLoan.org, that should be noted by anyone with a federal student loan who works full time for a nonprofit, the government, or other public agency (veterans also qualify).
March 2, 2022
Technological advancements, donor trends, and the current pandemic have all changed how donors give and what tools a nonprofit needs to collect those funds. Choosing the right fundraising tool for your organization will depend on cost, usability, and growth prospects. When researching fundraising tools, it’s essential to keep some key points in mind before making a final decision. Read on to determine how your donors like to give, why you may need a new fundraising tool, and how it can grow with your organization.
February 10, 2022
Somewhere in one part of the US or another right now, someone is rethinking their career path. Many working adults in my own community of friends can attest to this. While some left with a fallback plan, others left with none in store because it had reached the point where temporarily relying on their savings while searching for better jobs was a better option than staying in a job that drained the wholeness of who they were. Nonetheless, as media chatter focuses on what Texas A&M professor Anthony Klotz coined as “The Great Resignation,” less attention is paid to what I believe to be two driving forces behind so many leaving their jobs, namely: care and burnout.
February 16, 2022
Starting a nonprofit organization is a rewarding experience. Nonprofits meet the needs of underserved populations and ensure no one goes without essential services. But starting a business of any kind, especially a nonprofit, requires planning and preparation. Here are nine things every nonprofit startup needs to know.
June 10, 2021
Outsourcing is getting traction in almost all domains of businesses and industries across the world. Numerous models such as onshore, offshore, nearshore outsourcing development, and many industry-specific models have emerged in the marketplace to achieve the most promising outcome offered by the outsourcing model extensively used in contemporary HR management.
More than two out of five nonprofits (42%) in a recent survey expect staff turnover to increase from 2020 to 2021, yet the vast majority of organizations do not have a talent retention strategy.
September 30, 2021
Milwaukee, WI – January 26, 2022 – The Difference Principle, a non-profit organization headquartered in Milwaukee and parent company to two subsidiaries, is excited to announce new offerings specifically for non-profit agencies.
The Executive Management team at The Difference Principle have broadened their reach past their own subsidiaries and began offering various management and administrative solutions to other non-profit organizations, such as Startup, Accounting, Human Resources, Mergers and Strategic Alliances, Donor Management, and Consulting.
The Difference Principle
January 26, 2022
Many state-level surveys and polls have been conducted, and in some cases, reports written, providing data from the field on how COVID-19 and the related economic crisis are affecting nonprofits. In addition, there are some nationwide and regional surveys and reports that provide insights. We have gathered the state and national data here and will update this page when we discover new data of interest.
Council of Nonprofits
January 21, 2022
Nonprofit organizations are often on the front lines of crisis – frequently referred to as "second responders," serving as a resource for individuals after emergency aid has been provided. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many Wisconsin nonprofits are experiencing increased demands for food, shelter, and other necessities, yet have been hindered or completely cut off from responding due to school closures, stay at home orders, and social distancing. In Wisconsin, one in twelve employees work at a nonprofit, representing a total of $14.6 billion in annual wages1 – making the programs and services provided by statewide nonprofits an essential component of the economic engine that ensures Wisconsin is a thriving, vibrant state.
Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management & University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
May 18, 2020
Changes during the pandemic to long-held traditions and practices among foundations could very well continue into the future, according to new survey research from the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP).
The NonProfit Times
January 21, 2022
More than half (53%) of nonprofits have had greater demand for their services during the COVID-19 pandemic, and one-third are experiencing higher operating costs. Four in 10 nonprofits have cut operating costs, and one-third have pared back programs or services.
The NonProfit Times
October 12, 2021
Nowadays outsourcing is widely used by both small businesses and large companies. Lots of various fields of office work can be passed to remote teams and freelancers. Some popular types of routine work like distribution, payroll processing, or accounting can involve nearshoring, offshoring, multi-shoring, or onshoring.
March 9, 2020