This week we feature a guest post from Ashok B. Boghani, ESC of New England’s Board Chair. I attended a Forum at The Boston Foundation on April 19th. Titled “Our Shared Future: Charting a Path for Immigrant Advancement in a New Political Landscape,” the program provided a platform for discussing many issues related to this […]

Date posted: April 28, 2017 | Author: | No Comments »

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Free websites for nonprofits — 48 of them are coming, Boston Globe 48in48 is doing great work in nonprofit communities around the country- and their deadline to apply for a new website was extended a week! How Women Over 50 Can Keep Their Careers on Track, New York Times How woman over 50 continue successful […]

Date posted: April 3, 2017 | Author: | No Comments »

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Leading When You’re Hurting, LinkedIn “What do you do during these times when you’re leading while hurting and are far from bringing your ‘A-game?’” The IKEA Effect and the Social Sector, GuideStar Blog Just how does the IKEA effect (“the fact that people attach greater value to things they built themselves as opposed to the exact […]

Date posted: March 14, 2017 | Author: | No Comments »

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The Massachusetts governor used his second State of the Commonwealth Address on January 24, 2017 to draw attention to the contributions that people like many of our ESC Consultants and Encore Fellows make every day. “We must also think differently about how we support and engage older adults.  The notion that people are fully retired […]

Date posted: February 16, 2017 | Author: | No Comments »

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How to Make an Amazon Dash Button That Gives the ACLU $5 Every Time You See Something Terrible, Gizmodo Maybe you have heard of (or have) an Amazon Dash, a device that allows you to reorder household items with the touch of a button. With some tech know-how and tinkering, the Amazon Dash can be […]

Date posted: February 15, 2017 | Author: | Comments Off on What We’re Reading: February 2017

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Last month, the world lost acclaimed foreign correspondent and ESC Consultant Bernard “Bern” Redmont. Bern worked on many projects over his decade-long tenure as an ESC Consultant, with highlights including the Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History, Community Catalyst, Frederick Douglass Charter School, International Institute for Mediation and Historical Conciliation, Mansfield Music & Arts Society, and Tides […]

Date posted: February 10, 2017 | Author: | 1 Comment »

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Nonprofits Opposed to Trump’s Ideology See a Surge in Donations, The New York Times Nonprofits across the nation such as Planned Parenthood and the ACLU have had an incredible increase in monetary support following the November presidential election. Says Anthony D. Romero, executive director of the ACLU, “All of this support will be put to good […]

Date posted: January 18, 2017 | Author: | No Comments »

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Nonprofits large and small use some sort of platform for their email needs. Google’s Gmail, Yahoo Mail, and Microsoft’s Office 365 are all viable options. Whichever platform you chose, you and others at your organization will use it for daily communications with volunteers, Board members, and those who benefit from your services. But at what […]

Date posted: January 18, 2017 | Author: | No Comments »

Categories: Nonprofit Management Tips

The Five People You Need as a Leader Leaders looking for support may enjoy this article which outlines the best types of people to keep close. If you’re looking for a facilitated peer support group for nonprofit leaders, check out the Nonprofit Executive RoundTable, sponsored by Eastern Bank. The Mistakes We Make When Giving to […]

Date posted: December 14, 2016 | Author: | No Comments »

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The Plight of the Overworked Nonprofit Employee, The Atlantic Nonprofits and the Wage Landscape: Choose your Position, Nonprofit Quarterly Should Board Members of Large Nonprofits Be Paid?, Nonprofit Quarterly Gene Wilder’s Legacy Lives On in his Philanthropy, Advocacy, and a Network of Nonprofit Support Groups, Nonprofit Quarterly Infusing LOVE into your Social Change Days, Raising […]

Date posted: October 19, 2016 | Author: | No Comments »

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