Gender Inequality in Nonprofits – Mind the Gap

Though my preference would be to not know anything, I am grateful that I seem to be catching Donald Trump on the reruns.  It wasn’t until I was driving into work post-debate that I learned that Mr. Humble had the audacity to comment on Carly Fiorina’s face.  Never having paid much attention to her, I couldn’t imagine what he had to say about her face—or why.  Here we are in 2015, and it is still tough times for women.

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All Hail the Development Director

I am not a fundraising professional, nor would I ever want to be, although I have been raising funds since high school. If I am passionate about a nonprofit, I am all in, helping to bring in money to support that organization. But as an executive director (my paying job) and board member (my volunteer job), I want—no, I need—to be guided by a fundraising professional in the work of raising funds and ensuring organizational sustainability.

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Ringmasters of Corruption

Perhaps the IRS should be paying more attention to the missions of the organizations apply for tax-exempt status.  Clearly, not by using keywords, but by really looking at the mission of an organization and determining if, in fact, it is working on behalf of some portion of the public good.  Granted, that means, as it should, that I will not like all of the missions that get approved to become the drivers of tax-exempt organizations operating in the same realm as the organizations whose missions Read more

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