Increasingly, nonprofit organizations are looking to those with a better understanding of budgeting, management, law, and legal processes to take on leadership roles.
Earning an MPA degree can help those in the nonprofit sector become the leader their organization needs.
#GivingTuesday The holiday shopping season kicks off with Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but last year nonprofits banded together in a grassroots movement to kick off the season with a new observance called Giving Tuesday.
The Official Sponsor of Birthdays As the largest volunteer health organization in the world, the American Cancer Society (ACS) works on multiple fronts to help prevent and cure cancer at every stage of development. The ACS has contributed to the passage of anti-smoking laws, hosted the largest cancer research fundraiser on the planet, and helped connect patients to more than 64,000 treatments. Volunteers work to organize, educate, serve, and fundraise in more than 5,000 cities across the United States.
A Safe Place To Learn, Grow & Have Fun Ranked the top youth organization in The Chronicle of Philanthropy for 18 consecutive years, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America provides healthy and safe activities for kids outside of school hours. The organization gives children a place to play where they can build friendships and meet responsible role models. Boys & Girls Clubs serve more than four million youths in the United States, with more than 4,000 community centers that offer affordable, enriching activities.
Trick-or-Treat For UNICEF “Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF!” Do small orange boxes come to mind when you hear that phrase? For many, this is a familiar image. More than 60 years since its inception, this beloved Halloween fundraiser is still going strong, thanks to the continued support of children and their communities.
Nonprofit Disaster Relief in Oklahoma: What Can You Learn? How Can You Help? When disaster strikes, especially major disasters like the devastating tornado in Moore, Oklahoma, it affects the entire country. The media is flooded with images of the damage and stories of survival and heroism. In cities and towns across the country, people want to reach out and help in any way they can. It is important to learn the best ways you can help the disaster relief effort to ensure your assistance reaches its intended destination.
Legacy of Leadership in the Black Community: 15 Leaders in Public Service The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 43rd Annual Legislative Conference, to be held September 18–21, 2013, is a gathering of some of the greatest minds in the black community, including politicians, activists, constituents, and policy makers. In honor of this upcoming event, MPA@UNC is highlighting 15 black leaders who have and continue to make a difference in the public sector. The challenges these leaders have faced and the triumphs they have achieved provide leadership lessons and fascinating insights into the world of public service.
The Power of Crowdfunding Consider bake sales and direct mail fundraising methods of the past. Today’s entrepreneurs and nonprofit fundraisers look to the web to fund their new initiatives—and they are turning to crowdfunding to make it happen.