Resources

Top level category for board and nonprofit staff professional development resources, including articles, guides, and videos.

Understanding How Unemployment Benefits Work

As nonprofits face the challenges of laying off employees and wanting to assure that they receive unemployment benefits to care for their families, it is important to understand how unemployment insurance works and how to minimize the cost to the organization. There also may be opportunities for employees returning part time to collect unemployment benefits.

2020-07-19T00:44:52+00:00July 9th, 2020|

Addressing Social Inequity

The statistics on how people of color are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 are disturbing. What steps can we take to help address those challenges now and into the future?

2020-07-21T16:00:57+00:00May 19th, 2020|

Fundraising During a Crisis


Role of the Board
in Fundraising During a Crisis

Board members can make a huge difference by working in partnership with the Executive Director to make plans for the future and to reach out to donors now. This video above by Sandra Toussaint-Burgher, President & CEO of United Way of Greater Mercer County, outlines some key steps that board members should be taking now to support their organizations in fundraising during the COVID-19 crisis.

Fundraising for Nonprofits

Practical tips on where to focus your efforts on fundraising during tough times.

Best Practices in Hard Times

Board members may hesitate to fundraise. BoardSource provides some simple talking points to help.

Addressing Your Board’s Fundraising Fears

In this article, Blue Avocado gives clear guidance on

2020-07-19T00:59:22+00:00May 15th, 2020|

Scenario Planning for Nonprofits

Are you feeling overwhelmed by future possibilities? This video, by Allison Trimarco of Creative Capacity, outlines a practical, scenario planning exercise designed for nonprofit organizations facing challenges due to the COVID-19 crisis.

2020-07-19T01:08:28+00:00May 1st, 2020|

Human Resources Issues in the COVID-19 World

Nonprofits are faced with tough decisions around staffing and potential layoffs. Following social distancing practices and working remotely add new challenges. The video above offers some suggestions for tackling these tough human resources challenges.

2020-07-21T16:34:06+00:00April 17th, 2020|

Crisis Contingency Planning

During a crisis, contingency planning becomes critical for the success of an organization. This video provides insight into creating contingency plans, help for those who haven't yet done that and advice on managing through challenging times.

2020-07-21T16:46:32+00:00April 10th, 2020|
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