Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Potential of Outcome Measurement for Strengthening Nonprofits' Accountability to Beneficiaries

This article considers one mechanism that could create a clearer accountability path between nonprofits and their beneficiaries: Outcome measurement. Outcome measurement focuses attention on a nonprofit’s beneficiaries and whether they are better off as a result of the nonprofit’s work. The article analyzed 10 outcome measurement guides targeted to nonprofits, totaling more than 1,000 pages of text. The analysis shows that the guides were neither uniform in the conceptualization of nonprofit beneficiaries nor in how they directed nonprofits to use outcome measurement with their beneficiaries. Despite scholars’ suggestion that a nonprofit’s relationship to their beneficiaries is a key accountability relationship, the guides suggest that beneficiaries have an ambiguous standing, relative to other stakeholders, in the nonprofit accountability environment.

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11.21.13: U.S. Nonprofit News

Blackbaud selects a new CEO, Eli and Edythe Broad gave $100 million more to the Broad Institute for biomedical research, AdoptAClassroom.org and JCPenny donated $1 million to help 7,000 teachers purchase classroom supplies, the new Team Type 1 Foundation targets diabetes in the U.S. and developing countries, nonprofits and businesses drive a massive relief efforts in the Philippines, and more. read more

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11.20.13 N.C. Nonprofit News

SAFEchild raises more than $217,000 to prevent child abuse, The Duke Endowment selects a new vice president, ActivateGood kicks off a volunteering pledge drive on Giving Tuesday, ASU students turn the Hunger Games into a canned food drive, and more. read more

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Who do you want on your board — and why? Intentional board development creates sustainability

Patti Gillenwater, CEO of Elinvar, shows how intentionally building your board will ensure the sustainability of your nonprofit and the engagement of your board members.read more

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11.14.13: U.S. Nonprofit News

Walmart gives $2 million to support veterans and their families this holiday season, nonprofits rally to help after Typhoon Haiyan hits the Philippines, the Ana Grace Project aims to spread love after the Sandy Hook school shooting, and more. read more

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11.13.13 N.C. Nonprofit News

V Foundation for Cancer Research awards $10.8 million in grants; Durham Rescue Mission opens new dorm, earns recognition and receives grants; the John Rex Foundation elects new officers; UPS grant helps Junior Achievement of Eastern North Carolina deliver financial literacy programs; and more. read more

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11.07.13: U.S. News Bits

Philanthropist Denny Sanford gives $100 million to create stem cell clinical center at UC-San Diego, the MacArthur Foundation gives $4 million in grants to strengthen democracy and tackle housing problems, ING gives Unsung Hero Awards to educators for classroom projects, and more. read more

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11.06.13 N.C. Nonprofit News

Lori Lee, founder of Me Foundation, competes for national honors as L’Oreal’s Women of Worth; local philanthropists give $2.6 million for Methodist University’s health sciences building, Crown Imports donates $150,000 to the UNC Lineberger Cancer Center; and more. read more

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Stand apart from the crowd – Year-end fundraising campaigns

Many organizations have end-of-the-year fundraising campaigns. With so many nonprofits sending their appeals at the same time, it’s important to stand apart from the crowd. A few minor changes to the usual appeal can help you get the attention and much needed donations you deserve. read more

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As corporate giving bounces back, six things nonprofits need to know

Good news for nonprofits: After years of recession-battered budgets, corporate giving is rebounding. To best engage corporate donors, nonprofits need to understand six trends, says Judy Belk, senior vice president at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.read more

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