Virtual CIO allows nonprofits to engage a highly experienced Chief Information Officer for consultation, direction, advice, and planning, without burdening their organizations with typical full-time staff cost for that expertise.
Typical services include:
Whether the nonprofit has a good mid-level IT staff (and is looking for a way to add broad, senior-level industry experience) or no IT staff, this service offers the ability to more easily execute the strategic plan and fulfill the organizational mission. Becoming a Virtual CIO client guarantees an expert evaluation of current operational status and action-oriented recommendations for the adroit use of technology .
Have we now trivialized racism to the point that people brush it off, even when there are serious racial inequities in nearly every corner of our society?
The musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra seem to be progressing along parallel tracks: one being their discussions with the Minnesota Orchestral Association, the other looking more and more like independence. Will this be a new model?
In response to a pledge of $5 million by a local philanthropist, the Community Foundation of Southeastern Michigan has established the Fund to Support Detroit’s Retirees, Cultural Heritage, and Revitalization. This might be a forerunner for the $500 million foundation fund that the bankruptcy judge is negotiating with 10 foundations.
Elizabeth Warren asks the big banks to voluntarily disclosure their “charitable” giving to nonprofit think tanks. Does she really expect their voluntary compliance?
Lunch with Fran Lebowitz being auctioned off! To save the village from NYU’s imperialism! Two good things put together.
Choose your friends wisely, be honest and straightforward, and produce great quality—three suggestions for social entrepreneurs (and just about anyone else).
While traditionally the nonprofit sector is not top-of-mind when thinking about economic growth, the truth is that it successfully weathers economic downturns and contributes to the economy while providing much-needed services.
Towns with a quirky anonymous donor at holiday time get an extra little bit of joy from the whole production. So when Grandpa Claus of Hammond, Indiana, passed on, it left the town doubly bereft.
This unique and enormously practical article looks at how board/staff relationships played out in four small cultural organizations as each encountered a growth/financial crisis but it also defines the phases of the crises in ways that may help any organizations progressing through similar transitions.
The idea that foundations should be leading social change rather than following and supporting the direction of nonprofit activists on the front lines just seems wrong.
Boston College law professor Ray Madoff thinks that charities have taken a simplistic and problematic approach in their lobbying for the charitable deduction.
A restaurant in Maine successfully revitalized its business by hosting all-you-can-eat-for charity nights. Though it raised more than $600,000 for groups and individuals, it ran afoul of the law in doing so.
Senator Tom Coburn from Oklahoma introduced the PRO Sports Act to limit the tax status of large sports leagues. In response, the NFL has come back to highlight its tax payment prowess.
Executive directors often ask how to select the right candidate to serve as chief development officer. Here are some tips from Simone Joyaux.
When a gift comes wrapped in an enigma, it has extra heart value. That’s how it is with the annual gift of three gold coins dropped each year into the kettles of the Salvation Army in Morris, Illinois. It’s endeavors like this that make our lives sing.