I am proud to be hosting November’s Carnival of Giving. Our question this month is: “What business practices should nonprofits adopt to maximize their resources?”
We know from research and experience that the private sector is far more adept at handling resources than the public sector. What can we as nonprofit organizations learn from for-profits in how we conceptualize and manage our organizations?
Should we think about ways to offer our employees better incentives? Should we require our managers and directors to have degrees in the field? Should we partner more deeply? Display our image more prominently? Use social media tools more expansively?
I can’t wait to hear what you think.
How to Participate
Please send me your responses via e-mail to mnorton [at] TheNewJew.org and include:
- Your name
- The name of your blog
- The title of your article
- A link
If you don’t have a blog, you can leave me a comment below or e-mail me your article and tell me how to credit you.
Please submit your contribution by Monday, November 26th and I will post shortly thereafter. I know it’s tricky this month with Thanksgiving coming early in America, but I am really excited to hear your ideas on this question.
If you don’t get time to write a full post, send me a note and tell me your thoughts- consider it an electronic postcard.
Encouraging New Participants
Help spread the word by posting news of the Carnival in your blog and telling your friends, especially those who are new to blogging or might not know of us yet.
You can even tell your off-line colleagues and encourage them to write in. All entries will be published.
If you have participated in the Carnival of Giving previously, then I have your contact information and will be sending you a reminder by e-mail in the coming days.
Please spread the word to get as many quality entries as possible so that we can have a good conversation.
Head over to Tactical Philanthropy’s One Post Challenge to promote conversations in philanthropy among bloggers and foundations.
On your mark, get set, write!