Category: Guest Blogger

The Value of an Alford-Axelson Award

Our guest blogger Gianfranco Farruggia, Ph.D., is a Professor of Nonprofit Management in the School of Business and Nonprofit Management at North Park University The Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management has been reviewing applications for the noted Alford-Axelson Award for a good number of years and various notable Chicago-area nonprofit organizations have received the award and... Read more »

What about the Form 990? Q&A with ORBA's Jim Quaid

We may not think about it on a daily basis, but the Form 990 is an important part of the nonprofit sector! Jim Quaid, CPA, Director at Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams, Ltd. (ORBA) Certified Public Accountants, has some thoughts on common mistakes in completing the Form 990, and red flags that can be the... Read more »

Outstanding Nonprofit Management: Hallmark #7: Accountability and Integrity

Our guest blogger Jim Stoynoff is a strategic advisor, consultant and business mentor as well as the President and Founder of Synthesis Solutions. He helps business and non-profit teams excel at their mission and grow, focusing on Strategic Direction, Leadership Alignment, Operational Efficiencies, Solution Design, Program Implementation, and Social Enterprise. Learn more about best practices... Read more »
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Outstanding Nonprofit Management: Hallmark #6: Resource Generation and External Relations

Our guest blogger Jim Stoynoff is a strategic advisor, consultant and business mentor as well as the President and Founder of Synthesis Solutions. He helps business and non-profit teams excel at their mission and grow, focusing on Strategic Direction, Leadership Alignment, Operational Efficiencies, Solution Design, Program Implementation, and Social Enterprise. Learn more about best practices... Read more »

The Shape of Things to Come: Prospect Development

The last 15 years in the nonprofit industry have seen ambitious fundraising goals realized, turbulent recessions that have impacted constituent giving and the creation of increasingly sophisticated tools to project and report on our work. Both of us have undergraduate and graduate degrees from North Park University, and through our graduate programs in the university’s... Read more »

Planned Giving BootCamp - Q&A with Sandy Macnab

Why bother with planned giving? Here are some quick tidbits from Sandy Macnab, MEd, FAHP, CFRE of Chicago-based Alexander Macnab & Co. Sandy will share more of his expertise on planned giving at the upcoming half-day workshop “Planned Giving BootCamp”, Feb. 18, 2015 at North Park University. Read more and register now. What is the most common misconception... Read more »
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Outstanding Nonprofit Management: Hallmark #5: Financial Strength and Performance

Our guest blogger Jim Stoynoff is a strategic advisor, consultant and business mentor as well as the President and Founder of Synthesis Solutions. He helps business and non-profit teams excel at their mission and grow, focusing on Strategic Direction, Leadership Alignment, Operational Efficiencies, Solution Design, Program Implementation, and Social Enterprise. Learn more about best practices... Read more »

Are Monthly Gifts Part of your New Year’s Resolutions?

We’re ringing in the new year with another post from Guest Blogger Jim Struthers, Chief Development Officer at the Robert R. McCormick Foundation. For 25 years, the foundation has worked with Chicago Tribune, a media partner of the Axelson Center, to change the lives of children, adults and families across Chicagoland through the Chicago Tribune... Read more »

'Tis the Season to Give: Guest Post by Jim Struthers, Robert R. McCormick Foundation

Today’s Guest Blogger is Jim Struthers, Chief Development Officer at the Robert R. McCormick Foundation. For 25 years, the foundation has worked with Chicago Tribune, a media partner of the Axelson Center, to change the lives of children, adults and families across Chicagoland through the Chicago Tribune Charities. During this busy time of year, it’s... Read more »
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Outstanding Nonprofit Management: Hallmark #4: Human Resources

Our guest blogger Jim Stoynoff is a strategic advisor, consultant and business mentor as well as the President and Founder of Synthesis Solutions. He helps business and non-profit teams excel at their mission and grow, focusing on Strategic Direction, Leadership Alignment, Operational Efficiencies, Solution Design, Program Implementation, and Social Enterprise. Learn more about best practices... Read more »