Advancing Nonprofit Capacity

Monthly archives for May, 2012

Calling All Members of Generation Y: ...

At 29, I am an active member of my community, sitting on a few local nonprofit boards and serving as a member of my local Kiwanis Club. There is one thing I notice at every board meeting, get together, or fundraiser: I am the youngest person in the room! The people around me at these […]

Thanks, but No Thanks: Why (Sometimes...

At a time when competition for scarce grant funds is high among nonprofits, it would seem unthinkable to retract a funding request. However, there are situations where being a good steward of the public dollar and trust means saying no to an award. I just heard you gasp. I know, sounds crazy right? Consider the […]

How Much Time Should I Devote to Soci...

I believed my college economics professor when he told my class there’s no such thing as a free lunch. And so it makes me crazy when I hear people say that social media is free. It’s not. Maintaining even just one Facebook page can take up a lot of time. Factor in some LinkedIn group […]

Ooh Rah! Translating Elements of Mili...

I am surrounded by members of the active military service, reservists, and veterans. Most notably, my husband is a former U.S. Marine and my brother/grants project manager, Matthew Stombaugh, is a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army. There are so many other active duty or reserve members and veterans in my circle of family and […]

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