This is an interesting blog post about the frequency of blog updates. What are your thoughts? We strive to update our blog about once a week but I know many blogs that update daily. Tell us how you blog, we’d love to hear from you!
Can one day make a difference in the life of your organization? When that one day is the One Stop Board Retreat, the answer is YES! This full day program is designed to energize your nonprofit’s board so they become the catalyst that moves your organization forward.
How can one day make this kind of difference? Nationally recognized board coach, Chuck Loring, will take your board through a series of exercises and programs designed to reintroduce them to just how important their roles are in leading the organization. From the role of the board in the organization to assembling the right team, Chuck will show your board how to be the best it can be and help your organization run even better with a board of directors that is firing on all cylinders.
This program is designed for the Executive Director and five board members to attend this all-day program for an intensive training to improve the functions of the board of directors. One Stop Board Retreat is a must for every organization, whether you’re a new organization or one that’s been around for a long time, energize your board with this great one-day program.
One Stop Board Retreat will be held on Saturday, August 24th from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Sheraton Orlando North Hotel.
Prepare your organization to tackle tough issues, face crises, or whatever may lie ahead. After attending One Stop Board Retreat, your board of directors will be ready to lead your organization in meaningful ways that help you achieve your organization’s mission.
Nestled in an office in Winter Park, Florida, not far from the famed Park Avenue and its bistros and boutiques, lives a small library with the notion to help nonprofit organizations. The office of the Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership Center features a nonprofit library in our lobby area. Everyone is welcome to come and look through our selection of nonprofit books, with the added benefit to Philanthropy Center members to check the books out for up to two weeks. There are also computers available with access to the Foundation Directory Online to look up grant opportunities – this is free as well, since we are part of a cooperating collection for the Foundation Directory Online.
Sometimes people like to come and enjoy the peacefulness of the office as they research grant opportunities or look through the selection of books to help them – whether it’s board governance, fundraising, social media, or something else, the library offers books on everything that a nonprofit could need.
So next time you’re in Winter Park for a weekday lunch, please stop by the Philanthropy Center office to find just the right information to help your nonprofit. One of our helpful staff members will be happy to show you the library and help you get started.
Nonprofits are changing the way they do business because they have to: government funding is not returning to pre-recession levels, philanthropic dollars are limited, and demand for critical services has climbed dramatically. The current marketplace requires systemic change and innovation.
In the past 12 months many have added or expanded programs or services while some have reduced or eliminated programs or services. Some of you have collaborated with another organization to improve or increase services. Some have upgraded technology to improve organizational efficiency. And some have even engaged more closely with your boards.
Funders, nonprofits and private sector partners need to work together in new ways to support the most promising adaptations by organizations and the sector as a whole. Our goal is to generate ideas that can be used to support smart decision-making and sector-wide change.
Join us for PeerLab on April 23rd.
PeerLab: Innovation and Best Practice - free for members!
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
9:00 a.m. to noon
The PeerLab workshop will be directed by leaders from the nonprofit sector that have used innovative approaches or demonstrated best practices in each of their respective organizations. The peer-led exchange is interactive, unscripted, and engaging. You will walk away with examples of what’s working in our sector and new ideas to incorporate at your own organization. Register now.