My main concern with an increasing reliance on big data is that the space for possibility and the need for control or certainty too often operate in an inverse relationship. In international aid and philanthropy, our work is often focused on unanswered questions. But are some unanswerable questions?…Continue
Added by Jennifer Lentfer on May 28, 2013 at 9:37am — No Comments
Tomorrow I have the privilege of serving as the keynote speaker at the Youth, I.N.C. 2013 Venture Forward Conference in New York City. In preparing my remarks, I’ve been thinking about how pro bono is ultimately not about getting a “wish list” deliverable, but rather, solving an underlying organizational need.
I remember well the first time I went to Taproot Foundation for help when I was serving as the Executive Director of Cabrini Green Legal Aid (CGLA) in Chicago. My first…Continue
Added by Taproot Foundation on May 24, 2013 at 1:24am — No Comments
Over the years I have come up with several of my own safety and leadership quotations that I have used in either in conferences, meetings or training sessions. Sometimes you can say just a few words and the message sticks with people for the rest of their lives. I have put below a few of my favourites that I have had success with when trying to make people accept their responsibilities and become leaders.
Added by Wayne Harris on May 23, 2013 at 6:43am — No Comments
Financial mismanagement. Lay-offs of local and international staff. Inappropriate conduct by leadership. Finally, a visit planned from headquarters to see what’s going on. What do you do?
A superior continues to make passes at you. You find out you’re paid less than someone doing your exact same job. Someone takes undue credit for work you did.Continue
On the heels of the Taproot Foundation Global Pro Bono Summit, Rachael Chong, CEO and Founder, Catchafire and Aaron Hurst, President and Founder, Taproot Foundation realized that between them, their organizations have completed thousands of nonprofit pro bono engagements. What have they learned over the past 10+ years? Watch this informal chat, where Rachael and Aaron cover topics like the best ways to approach nonprofits about the value of pro bono and how pro bono enables organizations to…Continue
Added by Taproot Foundation on May 15, 2013 at 5:23am — No Comments
National findings include growth in the solar industry, along with an increase in alternative fueling stations and LEED certifications
Ecotech Institute today released new data from its Clean Jobs Index, which aggregates all the available clean jobs in the U.S. The Index found that there were 749,197 clean jobs posted across the United States between January 1, 2013, and March 31,…
Added by Molly Koch on May 13, 2013 at 12:33pm — No Comments
Helping professions, by design, were meant to be some kind of temporary relief to people who are in positions of vulnerability. In my field of social work, we employ an empowerment approach in the intervention process, such that we intend for individuals receiving welfare support to be better off than before they were enrolled. This is the very reason I fell in love with the profession and daily why I look for ways of to improve the lives of individuals and families.…Continue
Added by Clement N Dlamini on May 13, 2013 at 11:25am — No Comments
There are plenty of reasons employees jump from nonprofits to work in the private sector. While the benefit of improving a community through a nonprofit’s work is unparalleled in the corporate space, long hours and pay differences can prompt nonprofit employees to start exploring private sector job opportunities. So why is this important to your recruitment strategy? The answer, in short, is corporate responsibility.…Continue
Added by Ryan Scott on May 10, 2013 at 6:34am — No Comments
John F. Kennedy’s inaugural words will never ring as true than during National Volunteer Week, which this year falls on April 21-27. First instituted in 1974 by President Nixon, National Volunteer Week is a time to celebrate the power and…Continue
Added by Ryan Scott on May 7, 2013 at 3:35am — No Comments