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. 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.
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. Executive Director's and Development Director's Leaders Circle start in March. Look for our Board Chair-CEO retreat event in the fall as well.
To enhance the management and governance of regional nonprofit organizations through capacity-building programs and services.
Erie Gives this year on August 12
_____________________________________________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
Strengths-Based Personnel Evaluation
Thursday, August 7, 2014, 9:00 to 11:00 am at United Way of Western Crawford County, 415 Chestnut St., Meadville.
Presented by Bruce Harlan of Women's Services and Michael Brand
Strengths Based Personnel Evaluation: an awesome means for energizing employees to stretch, grow and learn from accomplishments and mistakes
Did you know that the two things managers hate most are firing people, and doing performance reviews? And the two things employees hate most are being fired, and performance reviews. A strengths-based approach to performance reviews is a way to turn this annual exercise into a launching pad for both better performance and better morale.
Online day of giving with the Erie Community Foundation
Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Using Twitter for PR and Marketing
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 9:00 am to 11:00 am at WQLN Learning Center, 8425 Peach St. Erie.
Ben Speggen from the Erie Reader will be with us to share tips and strategies on using Twitter as a channel to increase your following, amplify your message, and connect people to your cause.
14th Annual Northwest PA Nonprofit Day Conference
Tackling the Tough Questions
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 8:30 am - 5:00 pm at Bayfront Convention Center, One Sassafras Pier, Erie.
Make your plans now to join us for this spectacular full-day learning and networking event with inspiring plenary sessions and 24 engaging and varied breakout sessions with relevance for nonprofit leaders everywhere. Register here.