Friday, May 31, 2013

The June 1 2013 Issue Of The NonProfit TImes

The June 1 issue of The NonProfit Times is now online and with it, all the reading material you will need to get through the summer heat. The new edition contains, among other stories, a look at how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is affecting part-time work and a list of the favorite websites of nonprofit tech experts.

Here's a closer look at the content you can expect to find in the magazine:

Special Report

  • Nonprofit Techies Find Comfort In The Familiar: We talked to six tech experts in the nonprofit sector and asked them what their favorite web hangouts were. Answers ranged from PostSecret to Invisible People yet all these sites had one thing in common: They fit with their passions.
  • ACS: Next 100 Years: Now that the American Cancer Society has hit its 100th anniversary, CEO John Seffrin looks back at what the organization has accomplished, and its goals for the future.
  • Online Auctions Can Be The Cat's MeowGo into any of the 2,700 Goodwill stores and you’ll find a lot of the same types of things: clothing, books, electronics, furniture. What you won’t find are pieces of artwork worth as much as a new car, all of which are being auctioned on the organization's website.
  • Part-Time Staff Hours In Flux Due To Obamacare: Many organizations are having trouble with how to meet ACA's implications — including what will be required of the association under the shared mandate for employees’ health insurance.
  • Transformational Gifts: Rick Christ, vice president of Amergent, argues in this column that all gifts need to be "transformational." What makes a gift have this trait? Turns out there are at least eight characteristics.
  • To-Ga. To-Ga. To-Ga: Want to thank your volunteers for a job well done? Susan J. Ellis, president of Energize, Inc., has some ideas on how to throw a great party for them.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

What Can The Nonprofit Salary And Benefits Report Do For You?

Now that the 2013 Nonprofit Salary and Benefits Survey has begun, you are probably asking yourself: "What's in it for me? What do I get for my time?" A large cash prize might not be heading your way for completing the Survey but you will get something even more valuable: Peace of mind for your nonprofit.

Our annual Salary and Benefits Reports are born out of these surveys and they provide important financial information for all nonprofits. Among the things these reports will help you do are:

  • Avoid trouble with the IRS by being able to check YES on your Form 990 regarding salaries for your chief executive and key employees set using comparability data for similar positions.
  • Learn about 94 employee benefits — going way beyond dental plans and summer hours.
  • Get data by nonprofit field, budget size, number of employees, and region throughout the U.S.
  • Attract and retain the best employees by knowing how to offer fair and competitive compensation.

In addition to these benefits, participants also receive a FREE executive summary of the Survey, with full salary data for all positions, and will be entered to win an iPod Nano if your survey is completed by July 31! All of that for just an hour of your time.* So what are you waiting for? Start your 2013 Salary and Benefits Survey today!

 *Good news – this year’s survey is streamlined and even easier to complete! And if you’ve participated in past years, you can use your existing data as a jumpstart and just change any data that is different.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

NPT Takes Home Top Awards In Better Journalism Contest

The Society of Professional Journalists has released the results of its annual Better Journalism Contest, and The NonProfit Times is proud to have been honored with eight top awards.

Sweeping the entire category for Magazine – Opinion, NPT landed first, second, and third place prizes for in-the-moment editorials on crippling attitudes toward poverty, the federal government’s dangerous attempt to establish a fundraising arm, and the Planned Parenthood scandal that rocked the Susan G. Komen organization.

Another first place win came in the Online – State or Regional News category for NPT’s comprehensive “The Recovery Begins from Jersey Girl Sandy” posted on October 31, capturing the raw response to the ongoing crisis in the state.

Other wins include:
  • Second place for Magazine – Business Reporting
  • Second and third place prizes for Magazine – Investigative Reporting
  • Second place for Magazine – Reporting

Featured Nonprofit Job: Fundraising and Sponsorship Major Donor Gifts Manager

Looking for a new nonprofit job? The NPT Jobs Career Center has a new featured job that is perfect for experienced fundraisers. Interested? Read on for more details.

Odell, Simms, & Lynch in Tysons Corner, Va., is looking to hire a Fundraising and Sponsorship Major Donor Gifts Manager to to work in their Fundraising & Sponsorship (F&S) team. The position entails working with a wide spectrum of national and local Non Profits to fundraise on their behalf for capital campaigns, programs, and general operating expenses.  The Account Manager will work closely with other members of the F&S team to service multiple clients.

Other major responsibilities include:

  • Cultivate and solicit high net worth individuals, foundations, leadership at Fortune 500 companies, and c-suite executives.
  • Develop and manage creative fundraising strategy collaboratively with nonprofit clients.
  • Write and edit customized letters, proposals, fact sheets, presentations, and additional marketing materials.
  • Collaborate with nonprofit clients, development and support staff, and board of directors.
All interested applicants should head to our career center to learn more about this job, including the necessary qualifications and application instructions.