Nonprofit Management Masters Mastering the world of nonprofit management through blogging Fri, 24 Jan 2020 09:16:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 25 Useful Non-profit Networking Sites Tue, 26 Apr 2011 23:27:41 +0000

If you want to change the world, you can do so by becoming involved in a non-profit organization. Whether you are managing, volunteering, or a paid worker for a non-profit, you can benefit from connecting with others. The Internet makes it easy to share experiences and get ideas.

You can visit various social networking sites to learn more about what you can accomplish, whether you are volunteering or working at a non-profit. Here are 25 useful sites that can help you start networking with others in the world of non-profits:

Non-Profit Social Networking Web Sites

Use these sites to connect with others in the non-profit arena. You can find other non-profit employees and volunteers. You can also look for jobs in the non-profit sector and make connections that can lead to lifelong relationships.

  1. Jumo: Connect with individuals and organizations interested in making the world a better place. Find worthwhile causes, and chat with other non-profit workers.
  2. You can visit with others, and you can even create a petition. Connect with other non-profit enthusiasts as you sign petitions and support causes of most import to you.
  3. Social activists can connect to each other using this site. You can share your views, respond to others, and join the debate. Plus, you can meet other activists involved in non-profits.
  4. HumaniNet: If you are interested in working to reach out to rural populations, you can connect to others with the same goal.
  5. Share Your Story: Great community for people involved with non-profits related to birth. This network is run by the March of Dimes.
  6. NetSquared: Meet others involved with nonprofits, and learn how to make the most of social networking.
  7. Care2: Join this community aimed at non-profits, causes and more. A great way to connect with others who are passionate about changing the world.
  8. Create your own cause community, and find others who share your passion.
  9. Connect with others working in non-profit organizations, as well as look for career opportunities in the non-profit sector.
  10. The Chronicle of Philanthropy: All about ideas, people and more related to non-profits. You can connect with others, and find causes to support.
  11. You can network with non-profit organizations and other workers when you visit this site. Find out about what’s available.

Social Giving Web Sites

Connect with others who need your help, as well as connect with other volunteers and employees. These social giving web sites often you give the chance to meet interesting people online while helping others. Check out the forums for ways to meet other non-profit workers.

  1. Donors Choose: Connect with classrooms in need. A great place to connect with others interested in helping, from non-profits and other organizations.
  2. This site helps you help others. You can connect with others in the community, and be part of something larger. A number of communities within the larger community can connect you with other volunteers and non-profit workers.
  3. ActiveCause: Connect with others from around the giving world to help others.
  4. RT2Give: A fascinating site that allows you to help connect with non-profits through Twitter. It’s about donating via Twitter — and sharing with others.
  5. Social Edge: Connect with non-profit workers and social entrepreneurs interested in ways to help others around the world. Investing in social change, and discussing it.
  6. Do the right thing: Share great ideas with companies about what they can do to improve the way they operate. Discuss with other volunteers and non-profit workers. A great place to congregate with the like-minded.
  7. If you are young and Jewish, this is a great social network for you. Connect with non-profit workers and volunteers, and decide on causes to support. Build your own network, and find out how you can help.

“Traditional” Social Networking Web Sites

You don’t need to limit your efforts at social networking to web sites aimed specifically at non-profits. Indeed, many more “traditional” social networking sites have ways for you to join different groups so that you connect with others involved in non-profit movements.

  1. Facebook: One of the best things you can do if you want to meet others involved in non-profits, and spread the word about your cause, is to be on Facebook. You can start a Facebook page or group centered around non-profit networking. This is one of the best ways to connect with others.
  2. Twitter: Look online at Twitter for the accounts of non-profit organizations and non-profit workers. This way, you can follow what others are saying about the field, and connect and make new online friends. Also use hashtags to draw attention to your interest in non-profits.
  3. LinkedIn: If you work in non-profits, this is a great way to network with others in the field. You can join in and meet plenty of people who are in a similar field. Make contacts that you can use to help you find your next non-profit job, or that you can use to help you with your next event. It’s also possible to form groups in LinkedIn.
  4. MySpace: You can use MySpace to build a network around your non-profit experience. Connect with other non-profits through the site, and find other volunteers.
  5. You can search this site for bookmarks related to non-profits. It’s a great way to find others involved in non-profits. It will give you some good ideas, and point you toward blogs of non-profits. Perfect for finding people you want to connect with.
  6. YouTube: You can join a number of non-profit groups and make friends with volunteers on this web site. YouTube even features the DoGooder Non-Profit Video Awards that provide you with information about the best non-profit productions. If you want to connect with other non-profit workers, you can do it through video with the help of YouTube.
  7. Flickr: Like many other social networking and social media sites, you can join groups on Flickr. There is a Nonprofit Organizations group that you can join. You can also look through images to find people to connect with on Flickr. It’s a great tool for you to get the word out about your organization, and meet others.


Top 25 Most Successful Non-Profit Organizations in the World Wed, 09 Mar 2011 09:50:33 +0000

A career in non-profit management can be a very rewarding one. But, often we think of non-profit work as being poorly paid, in part, because the non-profit organization itself is often struggling. And, while it’s true that salary ranges at even the most successful non-profit organizations are never going to match those of executives in highly successful “for profit” organizations, it would be incorrect to say that all non-profits are struggling. In fact, here are twenty five of the most successful non-profit organizations today.

  1. United Way: United Way is a worldwide organization dedicated to helping people achieve their human potential through education, income stability and health.
  2. Salvation Army: When we think of the Salvation Army, most of us think of the red collection kettles that we see outside nearly every store during the holiday season. The Salvation Army helps provide the necessities of life to people all over the world, including food and clothing.
  3. Feed the Children: Feed the Children delivers food, medicine and clothing to needy children throughout the world.
  4. Gifts in Kind: Gifts in Kind is one of the most unique charities in the world. They work with companies who donate their products, rather than cash donations, so that the products can be used where they are most needed.
  5. Americares: Americares delivers medicine, medical supplies and aid wherever there is a crisis. They are always out in front when natural disasters like earthquakes, floods and storms devastate areas around the world.
  6. YMCA: The YMCA is a large US organization that has a presence in all major cities in the US, and in many small towns, too. The Y works to strengthen the community through education and programs designed to help people grow and thrive.
  7. The Red Cross: The Red Cross is the most significant disaster relief organization in the United States. They respond to disasters worldwide.
  8. Catholic Charities USA: The primary focus of Catholic Charities is reducing poverty.
  9. Feeding America: Formerly known as America’s Second Harvest, Feeding America is dedicated to ending hunger in the US.
  10. Mayo Foundation: The Mayo Foundation is the country’s largest non-profit dedicated to medical research.
  11. The Cleveland Clinic Foundation: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation is a non profit academic medical center, specializing in medical research.
  12. Goodwill Industries: Goodwill Industries is dedicated to helping people earn a living who might otherwise have difficulty doing so.
  13. New York Presbyterian Hospital: New York Presbyterian is one of the country’s most respected medical organizations. It’s also a highly successful non-profit agency.
  14. The ARC of the United States: ARC is devoted to helping people with developmental disabilities.
  15. Mt. Sinai: Mt. Sinai is another highly successful hospital that is non-profit.
  16. Memorial Sloan Kettering: One of the world’s foremost cancer treatment centers, Sloan Kettering is non-profit.
  17. Cedars Sinai: Cedars Sinai, one of the most well known hospitals in California, is non-profit.
  18. Henry Ford Health System: Henry Ford Health System, operates hospitals and health systems all across Michigan.
  19. Boys and Girls Clubs of America: Boys and Girls Clubs are some of the most successful organizations working with at risk youth in the US.
  20. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: CHOP is one of the most successful children’s hospitals in the US.
  21. Shriner’s Hospital for Children: Shriner’s Hospital provides specialty pediatric care and research.
  22. American Cancer Society: The American Cancer Society is one of the most widely recognized non-profit organizations in the US. They lead the charge in cancer research and education programs.
  23. Habitat for Humanity: Habitat for Humanity builds homes for those who might not otherwise be able to afford them, and helps the families with low or no interest mortgages.
  24. Children’s Hospital: Children’s Hospital in Boston is one of the foremost hospitals and research organizations for pediatric illnesses.
  25. Planned Parenthood: Planned Parenthood is the leading organization for education about sexual decisions and sexual health.

It’s likely that you recognize most of the names on this list. These are organizations that do good in the community. But, they are also organizations that are run like a business, which is what has helped them to be so successful.

Top 50 Nonprofit Management Blogs Mon, 28 Feb 2011 04:32:07 +0000

One of the most fulfilling things you can do in life is work for a nonprofit. Nonprofit organizations work toward different causes, usually helping people and providing vital services. Even though they are nonprofit organizations, though, the reality is that money is needed to make a difference. Nonprofits need the funds to buy supplies, pay people for their time (not everyone can afford to work for free), as well as make other purchases including services and utilities. Also, because nonprofits have funds coming in, it is important for those in charge of them to understand how to properly allocate funds and use the money wisely — or even invest some of it properly so that it provides income later.

Nonprofit management is an important part of any organization. Someone with good nonprofit management know-how can help fundraise, as well as market the nonprofit’s image to attract more donors. With that money, care has to be taken to ensure that the money is going to worthy goals. While some will go to administration and overhead, the bulk of it needs to go toward helping the nonprofit organization reach its goals. If you are interested in learning more about nonprofit management, here are 50 blogs that can help you better husband your nonprofit organization:

Nonprofit Marketing

Learn the basics of marketing in nonprofit circles. Great information on how to get your nonprofit out there, make connections and raise awareness of your cause.

  1. Beth’s Blog: This is all about social media marketing as it pertains to your networked nonprofit.
  2. Katya’s Non-Profit Marketing Blog: Learn more about better marketing when it comes to your non-profit.
  3. Getting Attention: Market your nonprofit with helpful hints from this blog — get the attention your cause deserves!
  4. RAD Blog: This consulting group offers examples of nonprofit marketing, and offers good pointers.
  5. Jayne Cravens: Looks at marketing, image management and other issues related to nonprofits.
  6. Internet Strategy for the Nonprofit Sector: Find out how you can use the Internet to build and market your nonprofit brand.
  7. Kivi’s Nonprofit Communications Blog: This blog is all about nonprofit marketing and communications.
  8. Duck Call Blog: Marketing, branding and communications for nonprofits.
  9. Selfish Giving: A marketing blog aimed at helping nonprofits.
  10. The Accidental Marketer: Ideas and insights into marketing for nonprofits as well as small business.

General Nonprofit Management

A variety of subjects related to managing nonprofits.

  1. Helping Help: This blog is all about becoming a volunteer, and using your know-how to help others. Great ideas for use in nonprofit management.
  2. Engaging Volunteers: A great resource for helping you find volunteers, and learn how to be a great nonprofit to work with.
  3. askCHARITY: Learn more about nonprofits, charity management, communication and more from a U.K. perspective.
  4. Charitable Advisors: Learn more about running a nonprofit, and get some great ideas.
  5. DJ Cronin: Musings on volunteer management that your nonprofit can put to use.
  6. HandsOn Blog: Great information on nonprofit management, being a leader, and managing volunteers.
  7. Footnotes: This blog from IssueLab offers some great insight into nonprofits.
  8. JFFixler Group: Ideas, strategies and more on organizing volunteers and nonprofit management.
  9. Management4Volunteers Blog: Learn to manage your human capital with help from this blog.
  10. Nonprofit Leadership 601: Learn more about nonprofits, managing them and what makes a good nonprofit leader.
  11. What Do You Stand For?: Issues affecting nonprofit management.
  12. Nonprofit Charitable Orgs: Learn more about running nonprofits, and a host of management issues.
  13. Vivanista: Addresses various topics related to nonprofit management.


Nonprofit organizations need to raise funds for a number of costs. If you are interested in fundraising — as well as what to do after you have the money needed — these blogs can help. Aldo includes those blogs that focus on nonprofit investing.

  1. Future Fundraising Now: Helpful information on fundraising for nonprofits. Learn how to do it right.
  2. A Small Change: This inspiring fundraising blog offers insights on raising money for your nonprofit.
  3. Donor Power Blog: Overcome fundraising challenges with help from this practical blog.
  4. Pamela’s Grantwriting Blog: One of the main fundraising skills you need is the ability to write grants. This blog can help you out.
  5. The Fundraising Authority: Tips, ideas and more to improve your fundraising efforts.
  6. Wild Woman Fundraising: Ready to jump start your fundriaing? This “wild woman” can help.
  7. The Fundraising Coach: Learn more about fundraising, and get tips from a seasoned pro.
  8. Red Apple Auctions: Get ideas for using auctions as fundraisers. Especially aimed at educational nonprofits.
  9. Talisman Thinking Out Loud: A look at finding donors, and being a good steward of the money once you have it.
  10. The Collins Group Blog: These consultants offers some good insights on annual giving, donor advised funds and other tools.
  11. Step by Step Fundraising: Great ideas for fundraising, from a variety of experts.
  12. Kiva Chronicles: Learn about non-profit fundraising from the experts on microlending — Kiva experts.
  13. Grant Writing Confidential: Another great resource for those who need help with grant writing.
  14. Seeking Grant Money Today: Helpful hints for fundraising with grant money.
  15. The Agitator: Fundraising strategies that you can use to get ahead.

Social Entrepreneurship and Nonprofit Technology

Social media is a huge part of the marketing landscape these days, and that is true for nonprofit organizations as well. Social entrepreneurship blogs can help you learn how to launch your nonprofit on the web, as well as keep it in the public eye.

  1. Allison Fine: Learn more about social media, and how it can be used in your quest to do good.
  2. Amy Sample Ward’s Version of NPTech: Learn about using technology and social media to grow your nonprofit.
  3. Community Organizer 2.0: Great information, ideas, and strategies for using social media to organize your charitable community.
  4. NetSquared : Using the Internet and social media to give your nonprofit organization a boost.
  5. Osocio: Focuses on social media advertising and its place in nonprofit marketing. Includes great examples.
  6. Social Citizens: A look at the nonprofits, leadership, and what comes next when it comes to digital tools and social responsibility.
  7. Nonprofit Technology Network: Looks at technology, social media and how it affects nonprofits.
  8. The Epic Change Blog: Follow this interesting experiment in social entrepreneurship.
  9. Wild Apricot: Find out how technology tools can help you manage your nonprofit — even if you are small.
  10. Frogloop: This is a great blog from Care2, offering social media help.
  11. Spare Change: Using social marketing to get people motivated to do good.
  12. School for Social Entrepreneurs: Great resources for learning about using the social web, and turning social entrepreneurship into something “real”.
19 Successful Non-Profit Managers Worth a Follow on Twitter Tue, 19 Oct 2010 01:25:33 +0000

Every type of business uses Twitter, and the non-profit world is no exception. If you’re interested in going into the non-profit field, keeping up with some of the successful organizations and their managers on Twitter is a great way to learn about the field. Take a look at these 19 successful non-profits on Twitter and see what you can learn.

  1. The 1010 Project: The 1010 project is a nonprofit organization that provides income-generating grants to indigenous development partners in Kenya and raises awareness in the United States on behalf of the global poor.
  2. The American Cancer Society: This is one of America’s largest and most successful non profit organizations.
  3. The American Red Cross: Another of the nation’s most successful non profits, they make an impact all over the world. Keep up with where they’re working today via their Tweets.
  4. Anita Borg: The Anita Borg non profit is not one that is as well known, but it is very well run. BJ Wishinsky is the manager of this organization that seeks to increase the impact of women on all sorts of technology and to connect women in technology fields to each other.
  5. Create the Good: Create the Good is a division of AARP designed to connect members of AARP and their families with opportunities to do good in their community and across the world.
  6. Cradles to Crayons: This organization in Philadelphia provides basic needs for low income and homeless children. This non profit serves the greater Philadelphia area and they do a great job of keeping people informed about what items are needed and how to donate.
  7. The Humane Society: This is another well known non-profit organization that uses Twitter effectively. Follow Sarah, the Emerging Media Manager with The Humane Society as she seeks to keep people informed about the work that is going on and the non-profit’s needs.
  8. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: This organization is another one that is well known. Through their Twitter page, they offer inspirational stories about patients and survivors, as well as information about how you can help.
  9. Livestrong: The cancer awareness and survivor network founded by cyclist Lance Armstrong makes great use of Twitter to get out information about the charity and to celebrate cancer survivors.
  10. The Peace Corps: We don’t seem to hear as much these days about the peace corps as we used to, but they’re still going strong and today they keep people informed via Twitter. This particular division of the Peace Corps primarily connects past members and helps them find more opportunities for impact.
  11. The National Wildlife Federation: Keep up with what the National Wildlife Federation is doing to protect endangered wildlife by following them on Twitter.
  12. The Nature Conservancy: The Nature Conservancy helps preserve ecologically important lands and shares information with the public about protecting our planet.
  13. Save the Children: Save the Children works all over the world to help advance the changes needed for children.
  14. Share our Strength: This is one of the nation’s foremost hunger charities, dedicated to ensuring that no child goes hungry.
  15. Stand Up to Cancer: This organization endeavors to push life saving cancer research forward more quickly.
  16. Unicef UK: This is the Twitter site of UNICEF in the UK, one of 36 UNICEF organizations in the world. UNICEF raises funds for worldwide emergency and development work.
  17. World Wildlife Fund: Climate: This division of the World Wildlife Fund sends tweets from the front lines of those working for wildlife conservation.
  18. Mid Atlantic Great Dane Rescue: Follow Joan Schramm, the director of the Great Dane Rescue for the mid-Atlantic states as she manages her all volunteer organization for rescuing and placing Great Danes.
  19. The Lamp NYC: This organization provides basic media literacy skills to kids in New York City. As you might imagine, they rely heavily on Twitter as an information tool and a teaching tool.

Twitter is a wonderful tool for non-profits to get the word out about the work they are doing, keep their supporters informed and solicit help when they need it. If you’re headed into the non-profit field, you’re sure to benefit from seeing how other organizations use Twitter.

Top 6 Most Famous Non Profit Organizations in the World Mon, 28 Jun 2010 06:39:39 +0000

A non-profit organization is known as an institution that does not share its surplus funds with owners and shareholders. Primarily, NPOs happen to be a charities, trade unions and public arts organizations.   In most countries they are exempted from income and property tax.  Below is given a list of the most popular NPOs of the world.

  1. Amnesty International: Also known as Amnesty it is an international non-governmental organisation. “It conducts research and generates action to prevent and end grave abuses of human rights and to demand justice for those whose rights have been violated.” It was founded in 1961 in London. AI Draws attention to human rights abuse and campaigns for compliance along with International laws and standards. The organisation was awarded the 1977 Nobel Peace Prize for its “campaign against torture”, and the United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights in 1978
  2. National Rifle Association: It is an American non partisan non profit organization that takes responsibility to protect the Second Amendment of the United State Bill of Right and the promotion of firearm ownership rights as well as marksmanship, firearm safety and the protection of hunting and self defense in America. It was founded in 1871 in New York by William Conant Church and George Wood Wingate as the American Rifle Association; its first President was former Senator and famous Civil War Union Army General Ambrose Burnside. The NRA organizes firearm safety training courses, as well as marksmanship events that feature shooting skills and sports.
  3. Red Cross: The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is an international humanitarian movement with about and around 97 million volunteers around the Globe. The movement was started back in 1863 when it was founded in Geneva, Switzerland by Henry Dunant.   National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies seem like existing approximately in ever country. It has about 186 National Societies that are recognized by the Red Cross society.
  4. UNESCO: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is a division of United Nations founded on 16th November 1945. Its sole purpose is to contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through education, science, and culture in order to further universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and the human rights along with fundamental freedoms as proclaimed in the UN Charter. UNESCO has 193 Member States and seven Associate Members. It is based in Paris, with over 50 field offices and many specialized institutes and centers across the world. UNESCO follow its programs in five major areas; education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and communication and information.
  5. World Wide Fund for Nature: It is an internationally funded non- governmental agency that works on issues and topics related to conservation, research and restoration of the environment. Earlier it was named as World Wildlife Fund. It has about 5 million followers globally working around in more than 90 countries and supporting about 1300 environment and conservation projects around the globe. Its mission is “to halt and reverse the destruction of our environment”. Presently it is focused towards three biomes forests, freshwater ecosystems and oceans and coasts. It is too concerned about endangered species, pollution and climate change.
  6. SOS Children’s Village: It is the largest orphan and abandoned children charity in the world and is been in operation since 1969. Presently, it is headed by CEO Heather Paul and has headquartered in Washington DC. The organization helps in creating awareness and creates support for SOS Villages around the world.  The SOS Children Village provides many a good numbers of E-cards that can be used for proliferating works of SOS.
How to: Help a Cause You Believe in, in 5 Minutes a Day Thu, 29 Apr 2010 10:14:34 +0000

As you are believer of some noble cause and yet have not enough understanding how to promote it, then in such a scenario you can take assistance and help from Social Media as to promote your cause and idea. You can begin promotion of your cause by painting a picture about your cause and then can further propagate it on various social media sites.

Social media sites provide a vast audience as to be utilizing not only for funding but also for the purpose of generating awareness to the cause. The first step for promoting your cause on social media sites is to create accounts of all the prominent social media sites like Twitter, Myspace, Facebook, Linkedin and on Youtube promoting your cause. If you are promoting the cause of any orgnization then you can create accounts under the name of the organization.

The next step for using social media as to promote your nonprofit cause is to create an impressive and useful graphics as for being utilized and bring about some proper and useful result with perspective of promoting your cause. The step after creating graphics is to search people on sites like,, and Twitter’s search functions. For other sites like Facebook, their respective methods to search out people can be utilized. After initial social media step now it is the most important tasks of communicating with the people on various social media sites. Follow at least a few dozen people a day to create out your following.

Along with following people ask them to tweet or wall about your organization or cause and plea them to carry away your cause to further on and never hesitate to ask them for help. As you can search out popular people in or around your location and tell them about a fund raising event and ask them to aid by the convenient manner and way they prefer.

Now the most important task is to give an update to your social media site several times a day. As many times you are organizing a meeting or fund raising event, all members connected to you on various social media sites should be informed by you. Along with you should also keep updating people about advanced activities and updates simultaneously.

More, if you require volunteers for your organization for an upcoming event, Social media is a great way to relive you out of that worry in a great manner and perspective. For charitable organizations, that has not that many expenses for promotion can be helped by Social Media sites in a great manner. And in the last keep sharing your articles on Facebook, Twitter, Stumbleupon, etc.

Master Of Nonprofit Management Online Wed, 21 Apr 2010 09:28:47 +0000

Master of nonprofit management program accessible online offers courses in business administration and public administration. The principles for acquiring this degree program is to develop a crop of able persons who can help manage volunteer establishments such as non governmental organizations, welfare societies, community centers, government aid agencies and other non-profit bodies.

The programs work on asynchronous internet link methods that allow the learner to gain as much as those on campus. However, they need to create a working time line at home that will appropriately enable them to complete the assignments on time for the submission of the reports. The examination is given in certified kind that is recognizably featured in the university’s program. It is often a legal requirement that one has to have a working schedule while learning in the course that lasts a duration of about two years measured in semesters made up of two or more courses depending on the given university or the state.

Online courses under this subject are well updated to fit with the present practices influenced by the fact that business management is a theoretical domain that is always changing and for a non-profit body to work within these terms they require an experienced person with not only the technical classroom concepts but the human knowledge that forms the background of the specific organization. The aim of online study is to put in place educational resources for the e-learner that will give an impression of the structural and managerial functioning of a business necessary for advancement of competitive skills in professions of noble causes.

Qualification for master of nonprofit management online in the United States requires a working experience of a minimum three years in the field of business management. The application criteria are also restricted to the various states jurisdictions. One is required to fill a form that among other basic information queries asks for the level of education aimed at, any certificates that qualify the student and the age of the student. Financial aid is in terms of scholarships and federal loans that are repayable within completion of the course but certain organizations set aside tuition benefits for their e-learners towards meeting the fees requirements, included in their salaries.

Universities that offer this program include, Ashford University in the United States that provides a 24 hour online course service thus giving flexible choice of the time to work in. Others include Walden University that has well integrated intra personal, interpersonal and community improvement masters program in non-profit management online. Other universities are Capella University, Liberty University Online which was a progenitor of online courses from 1985. Some colleges like Corban College and Graduate School offers courses based on Biblical models.

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