The Field Museum of Natural History is going through financial difficulties that some say were presaged in a memorandum sent to the board in 2006 that ended up ignored due to interpersonal politics.
For the 250,000 recipients of food stamps or SNAP benefits in eight Western New York counties, the “Double Up Food Bucks” program allows them to buy double the value of their benefits at seven local farmers’ markets. The program is designed to help with local nutritional needs while supporting local farmers.
A new study by researchers at the University of Southampton reinforces why nonprofits should not target only the wealthy or well off with their fundraising appeals. It also exhibits that our minds work in odd ways.
For-profits tend to accept the benefits of coaching as a given. Nonprofits, on the other hand, question whether or not coaching actually works, and are more concerned with return on investment. But, as Bill Ryan explains, rather than asking “Does coaching work?,” nonprofit organizations invested in the practice would be better served figuring out how to make it work in their particular situation.
NPQ warned that we might see a precipitous drop in pledges to the 2013 Combined Federal Campaign, but that drop is even more dramatic than we imagined, and it is definitely not an anomaly.
Names reflect the beliefs and approaches of their times, and in the cases of groups for those with disabilities, they are pretty revealing.