Have You Heard?
Nonprofit leaders and the general public agree on at least one thing - nonprofits own the value of caring. But both of those groups need to update and refresh their concept of what values characterize nonprofit work. The bottom line is that nonprofits care enough to employ people. See the Nonprofit Listening Post Study of nonprofit employment data by region. more >
The Nonprofit Partnership has taken its annual look at the fiscal health of its member nonprofits, and these are the dominant themes for 2014:
• Profitability has returned to Erie County. After a year when only 45% of nonprofits showed operating surpluses, 62% did so in 2013.
• Human Services outperformed the field after years of trailing the pack.
• Larger nonprofits are growing and are outperforming their smaller counterparts.• Wild up and down fiscal swings are becoming more commonplace.more >
Employment is still the hot-button issue today, and while it’s not news that nonprofit work is overwhelmingly a people-to-people business, recent data highlights the fact that even in spite of the recession, nonprofits are seeing job growth while the rest of the economy is shedding jobs at a significant rate. According to data released by the Johns Hopkins Nonprofit Economic Data project and the Bureau of Labor Statistics and chronicled in the newly released The State of Nonprofit America, nonprofit jobs grew at a cumulative rate of 5% between 2007 and 2010 while job in the for-profit sector declined at an 8% rate during the period. Overall, nonprofits have grown 20% faster than the rest of the economy since 1977. more >
The Nonprofit Partnership supports the development and dissemination of organizational stories through multiple media and in a variety of settings to help you reach your intended audience with your compelling message.
NPP's Communications Makeovers align the content and strategy in your primary tools: website, e-news, brochure, and annual report. Our continuous consultation model offers a package of services to guide you through improvements to your most important communication tools.
Project Blueprint builds diversity on Erie's nonprofit boards and helps nonprofit organizations comply with one of their most essential mandates - listening to the voices of all stakeholders. See how this partnership program empowers individuals from around our community to build more inclusive boards of directors. Apply online for this year's class here. The program starts on May7.
Erie Vital Signs tracks indicators that reflect and measure our county’s well-being in eight topic areas: Brain Gain, Community & Civic Engagement, Cultural Vitality, Environment, Health, The Economy, Pre K-12 Education, and Regionalism. The goal of this project is to inform, inspire, and even provoke. This is achieved by presenting sound, unbiased information, with clarity and transparency, on the issues our community identifies as important to our quality of life.
The Nonprofit Partnership and United Way of Erie County have an online volunteer portal to match agency needs with the skills and interests of the many giving and caring individuals who support their communities by giving of their time and talent daily. Enter your profile now and join the volunteer movement here in Erie County.
The feeling you get from the doorway, entryway, and waiting area of a nonprofit agency starts the wheels turning in forming opinions and judgements about the organization, its leadership, and its quality. See how our First Impressions team is bringing an organization's story into its entry space through design.
The recent Daring To Lead report shows that nonprofit leaders consider Peer-To-Peer Learning and individual coaching the most effective means of professional development. Peer networks are especially effective at reducing feelings of isolation and the sense that one’s ‘problems’ are unique. A group-based Leadership Series with components that nurture key leadership skills: Setting Direction, Creating Alignment, and Inspiring Action awaits you in 2015.
To enhance the management and governance of regional nonprofit organizations through capacity-building programs and services.
The Nonprofit Partnership serves as staff for the Erie Community Fund Drives Committee and in this role offers training, technical assistance, and guidance for the development of best practice capital campaigns.
Community Fund Drives resources
Quick Link Resources for Nonprofit Webinars, Social Media help, and more...
Charity How To (Webinars and Nonprofit Tutorials)
John Haydon (Facebook and Social Media Expertise)
Nonprofit Web Advisor (Nonprofit Webinars)Social Brite (Social Media Solutions for Nonprofits)
Business Planning: What It Is and Why You Need It
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 1:00 to 4:00 pm at WQLN Learning Center, 8425 Peach Street, Erie.
Presented with Bridgeway Capital and Erie SCORE.
These days grants are simply not available to advance all your objectives. To access funds to meet mission, business plans that accurately account for earned revenue and can forecast cash flow are needed by nonprofit leaders. Too often, skills are lacking to do this well. In this session, staff from Bridgeway Capital join us to bring a business planning perspective to our work and offer training in the skills needed to do this well.
The Executive's Role in Volunteer Management
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 2:00 to 4:30 pm at Ambassador Conference Center, 7794 Peach Street, Erie.
Presented by Susan Ellis, President and Founder, Energize, Inc.
Nonprofit leaders have a key role in making sure that volunteers in our organizations are used in the best way possible. Join us for a practical and insightful afternoon led by Susan Ellis, one of the country's foremost experts on volunteerism.