The LinkedIn for Nonprofits Weekly Digest
Welcome to the latest edition of the Nonprofit Weekly Digest, where we round up great articles for nonprofit professionals from around the web. This week, you’ll find insights on the importance of preparing for disasters before they strike, an opportunity to set your nonprofit’s marketing efforts apart, and more.
Here are five must-read articles for nonprofits this week:
By developing a strong preventative strategy that addresses vulnerabilities before an emergency occurs, nonprofits can better prioritize where and how to help in disaster situations. Patricia McIlreavy, President and CEO of the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, shares insights for effectively rebuilding communities after crises.
2. Leading from Experience: Why Diversity Is Critical for Nonprofits (Nonprofit Pro)
When nonprofits lack diversity in their upper ranks, performance suffers. Jeffery Beckham Jr., CEO of Chicago Scholars, discusses the importance of having diverse perspectives in nonprofit C-suites and boards, and some steps that can help.
3. Teaming With Your Competition On Grant Applications (The NonProfit Times)
Funders often appreciate when nonprofits collaborate with “competitors” to apply for foundation grants. The NonProfit Times explores what competition can mean for nonprofit organizations — and what to do about it.
4. Moving Beyond the Institution: The Ongoing Challenge of Nonprofit Marketing (Philanthropy News Digest)
Nonprofits often lack the resources that consumer brands can pour into marketing, but they possess a unique advantage when it comes to generating interest. Derrick Feldmann, Founder of the Millennial Impact Project, highlights the opportunity for nonprofits to build sustainable communities of donors by showing people they bring value to the movement.
5. When Launching a Collaboration, Keep It Agile (Stanford Social Innovation Review)
Large-scale problems require large-scale responses — right? SSIR proposes a counterargument, suggesting that starting with small, agile initiatives can be more effective in the long run since these initiatives require less energy and can be adapted over time.
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