FRIDAY FAVORITES

Hello Nonprofit Enthusiast! Welcome to my Friday Favorites! Each Friday, I curate my favorite nonprofit articles, resources and blogs from the week! Enjoy!


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Competition is not inherently bad. In fact, it can be incredibly fun. However, competition can hold us back from achieving our greatest potential because it is inherently divisive. There can only be one winner. Collaboration, on the other hand, is all about progressing as a whole. There is no winner unless the entire group crosses the finish line together.
— Will Schmidt

If we don’t try to talk to others about their experiences and challenges, we’ll end up with policies and designs that are inconsiderate.
— Wynne Chan

Nonprofit leaders have struggled for the past decade to respond and adapt to Facebook’s growth. Much like their academic peers, leaders in the social sector have been left at the whim and mercy of Facebook’s ever-changing algorithms.
— David Karpf

eing a nonprofit organizational leader is not easy. At least once every month, a younger colleague asks me for advice on how to prepare for future leadership roles. I always say be proactive in all aspects of your life and talk to many colleagues in ranks higher than you and in organizations that interest you.
— F. Duke Haddad

The New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Program is an effective way for nonprofit organizations and businesses located in low-income, distressed or rural communities to secure favorable financing for projects such as charter schools, health clinics and charitable operations.

When clients ask me if I think it’s wise for them to put some money into their branding and marketing, I want to get on my chair and chant, “YES! YES! YES!”. So many wonderful nonprofits could go waaaaaaaaaaaaay farther if they only took branding more seriously.