UnderDeveloped: Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising and How to Create a Culture of Philanthropy – May 13
How do you start to create a culture of philanthropy within your organization? Attend this special two-hour session on May 13 with CompassPoint's Marla Cornelius, co-author of UnderDeveloped: A National Study of Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising. Marla and participants will discuss the root causes of the problems highlighted in the study (e.g., high levels of development director turnover, a lack of basic fundraising systems, and inadequate attention to fund development among leadership) and explore strategies to address them. Leave with some actionable next steps for your organization. Sign up. Haven't read UnderDeveloped yet? Download a PDF copy here.
Multicultural Board Leadership Academy
People of color make up 60% of California's population, yet represent less than one quarter of nonprofit board members in the state. Our 8-week Multicultural Board Leadership Academy board recruitment and training program (April 22 – June 17) is designed to help prepare the next generation of diverse leaders for Bay Area nonprofit boards. Help create boards that reflect the voice and composition of the whole community and get ready to contribute to a cause that you value. Be part of the next generation of board leaders.
Blog: "Who Decides: Where Power and Strategy Intersect in Organizations"
In Part 2 of this two-part blog series on organizational strategy formation, CompassPoint's Shannon Ellis and Marissa Tirona talk about how power and privilege impact organizational strategy in terms of who's invited to the table in the first place and how it influences decision making. As Shannon and Marissa write, "Strategy is inherently about making choices." The way you address the differing levels of power and privilege within your organization and in strategy formation is one of the first big decisions you should consider. Read the blog. Read Part 1 on how determining your personal purpose can help clarify your organization's strategy.
Strengthening the Leadership Pipeline in New Orleans
Nine years post-Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans nonprofits remain challenged to respond to the economic and community effects of the disaster. (Read the Greater New Orleans Community Data Center's assessment of needs and bright spots in the economic report "New Orleans Index at Eight.") Through a partnership with the Greater New Orleans Foundation, CompassPoint is launching a program for Emerging Leaders modeled after our Next Generation Leaders of Color program. Graduates from the New Orleans program will join a growing alumni group of over 90 leaders, all of whom are committed to work that addresses issues of social equity. Read more on the foundation's website.
Your Journey is Unique – Our Annual Report
Our just-released annual report mixes video, audio, and interviews to bring to life our work supporting the unique leadership journeys of three clients – the Alliance for Community Transformations, Next Generation Leaders of Color program participant Monica Ann Arrambide, and Donaldina Cameron House. Take a few minutes to explore these colleagues' journeys – we think the themes will resonate with you in many ways. View our new annual report here.
And will you honor your leadership journey and support the leadership journeys of other nonprofit leaders? Please consider a contribution to CompassPoint and support our work with the over 3,000 nonprofit leaders we serve each year. Donate now.