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Looking to learn more about nonprofit best practices, hot topics, and more? You've come to the right place - check out our blog posts below! 

Nonprofits must manage benefits like vacation time in a way that accomplishes what it should (healthier employees = increased productivity) while not imposing significant liabilities on the organization. This is one area where nonprofits can, and should, take the lead. 

When you have high-quality staff, your organization can better fulfill its mission and achieve the greatest impact. But no matter how much we invest in staff wages, it’s unlikely that the salaries we can offer will ever meet or exceed those available in the for-profit sector. So what’s the answer? How can we be more competitive? One answer is to emphasize non-salary compensation.

Nonprofits are dedicated to making the world a better place. This effort must include the health of our environment, too! Does going green sound like a daunting process to your organization? Let Guy McUmber of the Green Building Alliance walk you through the beginning steps.

All of us have been part of an organization that needs to change. So what do you do? How do you help an organization embrace change? While not simple, there is a manageable five-step process that will help you manage the change so that it doesn’t manage you. 

The Nonprofit Partnership recently conducted an unscientific (though still enlightening) survey of salary and benefit information at nonprofits in the northwestern Pennsylvania region. There are many things to learn from this survey but perhaps the number one is this: nonprofits do not pay their people enough!

If you’ve recently received a mysterious check made out to your nonprofit from an entity called Network for Good, you may have found yourself recalling a familiar adage: “If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.” However, there are always exceptions to the rule. In this case, you’re in luck! Check out this blog post to learn how.

Investing in your staff is crucial to not only their own development, but to your organization’s success as well. This post will highlight 3 very important reasons to invest in employee development and why your organization needs to view employee development as a smart investment.

In an era of unpredictable funding streams, you don’t want to test your organization’s donor love. Take these small steps to maximize your nonprofit's online donation page and to nurture your relationship with those who care about your cause.

It's important for leaders to watch what they say - words can have impact, even when there is no intention to do so! Check out this post for seven things that leaders need to avoid saying.

"Your most senior and loyal volunteers are thinking about including your organization in their plans for the last donation they will ever make. It is fundamentally important to connect these folks to your mission." Let Kimberley MacKenzie help you to jumpstart your organization's legacy program!

Have you ever heard of the WAR (Wins Above Replacement) measurement? This baseball statistic is applicable in the workplace in regards to self-evaluation, leadership evaluation, and staff development. Read this article to learn how!

I think we can all agree that we work hard. But do we always work smart? An annual fundraising plan (AFP) can help fundraisers do just that: Work smarter. Check out this blog post for tips from Jeff Bagel, CFRE!

How can we leverage the power and potential of digital storytelling in order to take our audience from passive to active and create the maximum impact? Learn from Julia Campbell, the digital storytelling expert!

One thing that rings true for all of Erie’s nonprofits – no matter our purpose or size, we are all on tight schedules and tighter budgets. With this in mind, I have decided to become an apps and tools aficionado. That being said, I want to share five of my favorite Google Chrome Extension apps with you!

Preparing for Erie Gives Day is not a passive process. Your organization needs to take an enthusiastic and strategic position. That being said, we recently created a comprehensive check list to prepare newer organizations (or people new to an organization) for Erie Gives - be sure to check it out!

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