You should enjoy board service

Non-profit board service can – and should – be fun!

Jené Kapela About nonprofit board service, Good stuff for nonprofits

Being a non-profit board member requires a significant commitment of time and effort. I’ve heard plenty of board members refer to board service as their second job – except one where instead of making money they give it away. Yet, when done right, board service is tremendously fulfilling and enjoyable. Serving as a non-profit board member should be a personally …

Measure Success

5 Simple Steps to Measure Program Success

Jené Kapela Good stuff for nonprofits, Help your organization succeed

I’ve found that many nonprofit staff members find it difficult to explain how they know their programs are successful. They can communicate what their programs are supposed to do, quote positive feedback from clients, and share personal observations that allow them to assume their programs are successful. Many can’t, however, provide data to support whether or not their programs actually do what …

Can non-profit organizations learn anything from the corporate world?

Can non-profit organizations learn anything from the corporate world?

Jené Kapela Good stuff for nonprofits

Non-profit organizations are not traditional businesses with traditional business goals. We can all agree on this. What I’ve found people don’t agree on is whether or not non-profits can learn anything from the business world. While there are a few key factors that differentiate non-profits from the business sector, these organizations actually have a lot in common. And non-profits would …