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Bursting the “Internet Search Bubble” by Sabine Schuller

I hope many of you had the chance to read through Lindsey Fila’s YNPN blog post “Cut Through the Clutter: Top Information Resources for Nonprofit Professionals.” It reminded me that a 21st century challenge is not necessarily finding information. It’s … Continue reading

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Cut Through the Clutter: Top Information Resources for Nonprofit Professionals by Lindsey Fila

As the nonprofit sector and our roles within it continues to evolve and grow, so too do the number of resources, case studies, and issue insights available and dedicated to nonprofit professionals, frequently for free. However, honing in (or simply … Continue reading

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So, You Think You Want to Start a Nonprofit?: Legal Steps From Incorporation Through 501(c)(3) Including Alternatives to Creating a New Charity by Erica Spangler Raz

So you have this great idea…Regardless of how great your idea is, there is a lot of work to be done to convert that great idea into a legally recognized nonprofit with federal income tax exemption (typically 501(c)(3) status). This … Continue reading

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The Insider: Lisa Brown Morton, President & CEO of Nonprofit HR Solutions

This interview was conducted by Sandra C. Davis and was originally posted on the blog Black Gives Back. Want to learn how to remain competitive in this tight job market?  Need nonprofit job search tips? Read on to learn all … Continue reading

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Joining a Board the Right Thing For You? by Carlos Velazquez

This past weekend, I was thrilled to have been accepted to join the board of Pros Arts Studios, a wonderful Pilsen-based non-profit offering arts programs and events for Chicago youth and the community. It’s the first board that I will … Continue reading

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Homelessness by Sarah Harbaugh

We all see Chicago’s homeless, be it by the side of the Eisenhower exits, on State Street, or at CTA stops every day. But rarely do we stop to greet them, to acknowledge their humanity, to see them as individuals … Continue reading

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Giving Time or Money by Ashley Walls

Volunteering is a great way to learn about your passions, test out your skills, and meet a variety of people. Volunteer experiences can be short-term or long-term; once a week or once a month. Over the past few months, my … Continue reading

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Networking – Social and Beyond by Steve Strang

Social networking has become an everyday part of nonprofit culture.  Blogging, tweeting, linking and Facebooking (among others) are day-to-day routines now for the Gen Y – but where does actual person-to-person networking fall into the picture?  P2P networking has fallen … Continue reading

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Marketing and the Consumer* Experience by Kelsey A. Horine

For many nonprofit marketers, their job consists of trying to get free press, updating the website and planning fundraisers (okay, I am over simplifying, but you get the idea). One of the biggest challenges many nonprofit organizations face is getting … Continue reading

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Food Deserts in Our Backyard by Sara Harbaugh

Hunger affects one in eight Americans every day and an estimated 37 million Americans needed emergency food assistance in 2009. There are families where the children don’t know if there will be dinner tonight; individuals who live in Single Room … Continue reading

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