The LinkedIn for Nonprofits Weekly Digest
Happy Friday! Wrap up your week with these inspiring reads from around the web.
We’ve compiled articles exploring how your nonprofit can actionably demonstrate its values, from driving diversity, equity, and inclusion to engaging in meaningful sustainability efforts. You’ll also learn how collaborating with others can expand your operations and what content trends to embrace this year.
Here are five must-read articles for nonprofits this week:
1. Meaning or Money—What Do We Value? (Alliance Magazine)
Many nonprofit professionals accept trading in higher salaries in exchange for meaningful, mission-driven work. But does that need to be the case? This article examines some of the reasons behind historically lower pay for nonprofit teams and explores the benefits of changing this dynamic, including bringing in strong leaders with diverse experience and making nonprofit careers more accessible.
2. Four Nonprofit Content Trends for 2022 (Philanthropy News Digest)
The beginning of the year is often filled with strategic planning for the months ahead. But instead of relying solely on what you already know to be successful, consider trying out these four content types this year. From visual storytelling to podcasts, these formats can help you elevate your content and foster stronger connections with your audience, all while staying current with emerging trends.
3. The Power of Collaboration Between Nonprofits (BizTech)
Every nonprofit organization has some areas where they truly excel and others they seek to improve upon. Collaboration may be the key to expanding both reach and resources. By partnering with other nonprofits, community members, governmental organizations, and for-profit businesses, your nonprofit can share its strengths and benefit from the skills of other groups. This article shares some best practices to help you find optimal partnerships for your organization.
4. Holistic Diversity & Inclusion Strategies for Nonprofits in 2022 (Network for Good)
Intentionally creating goals that foster diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) across all facets of your organization will strengthen your nonprofit in the long run, leading to a healthier organizational culture, greater client well-being, and more. Here are a few ways to implement practical DEI strategies that will holistically serve your nonprofit and its people.
5. Why Charities Are Not Committing to Net Zero (Charity Digital)
A recent study found that more than 80% of nonprofits in the UK lack a net zero objective, meaning they haven’t made an official commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This article from Charity Digital argues that nonprofits should be leading the charge against climate change and gives actionable insights on how to begin. For more on how nonprofits can engage in sustainability, check out our recent blog post from Peggy Brannigan, Director of Global Environmental Sustainability at LinkedIn.
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