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4 Careers in Nonprofit

The average annual employment for nonprofit organizations increased 8.5 percent from 2007 to 2012, according to a 2016 report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Approximately 10 percent of total U.S. employment is represented by nonprofits. A majority of nonprofits are concentrated in specific areas. Three sectors captured 90…

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Nonprofit Careers: Program Director Salary

In a nonprofit organization, the program director or manager oversees the coordination and administration of programs that support the organization’s mission. This role involves a broad range of responsibilities and opportunities, including any objectives, strategies and goals that support “efficient, well-run projects that have high impact on the communities the…

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Formal vs. Informal Mentoring

Only 33 percent of employees in the United States feel engaged in their workplace, according to Gallup’s 2017 State of the American Workplace Report. This is a 3 percent increase from recent years, a finding that has attracted comments that “not much has changed” for this metric. Since 2000, when…

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Exploring Community Outreach: Programs and Strategies

“As a nonprofit organization, it is important to be engaged and relevant to the community that you are located in,” according to Forbes. “By becoming an active member in the local area, not only can you increase the recognition of your organization, but you can also meet the people that make up the very community you…

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The Business of Health and Health Care Nonprofits

Health care occupies more than one-sixth of the U.S. economy, according to a report by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) from the end of 2016. Health care’s share of gross domestic product reached a historic rate of 17.8 percent, and this trend is expected to continue. CMS…

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The Basics of Nonprofit Board Governance

Compared to for-profit boards, nonprofit board governance can be complex. Nonprofit organizations serve a public purpose and can have different groups of stakeholders. The organization’s management and workforce may be paid less than for-profit peers, and economic models can be more complicated as well. Some nonprofit organizations blend earned revenue,…

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How to Start a Nonprofit Organization

Starting a nonprofit organization such as a church or charity can help you make a difference in the world and in the lives of others. Once you have the idea for your nonprofit, you can incorporate the organization to gain the formal structure that enables it to have limited liability.…

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Church Administration and Management

Church administration and management positions guide, direct and oversee the critical functions that help churches meet their long-term goals. Church administrators also play a role in helping the community, given the nature of today’s churches. “The 21st-century church has been catapulted into arenas that were hardly accessed a few years…

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4 Key Challenges for Nonprofit Human Resources

Nonprofit human resources departments can have a tough time competing with for-profit companies. Generally, funding for nonprofit organizations is more limited than in for-profit organizations. From compensation and benefits to other limited resources, nonprofit human resources needs to overcome challenges to meet organizational goals. 1. Mission Attachment Mission attachment refers…

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How to Create a Nonprofit Marketing Plan

Nonprofit organizations face “the biggest digital marketing challenge of all: having no money,” according to marketer Margot da Cunha at WordStream. “To operate, thrive, and raise awareness for their cause without spending a substantial amount of money can seem impossible in a world of bigger, louder, and more financially equipped…

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