Category: Nonprofit Management

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 »

Bench Warmers or Change Makers?

It’s time to engage the next generation in nonprofit board service. by Robert B. Acton, executive director NYC, Taproot Foundation Cross-posted from the blog over at BoardSource. Find the original post here. Earlier-career professionals are a valuable — and largely untapped — talent pool for the boards of directors of nonprofit organizations in our country.... Read more »

Nonprofit Website Management: Q&A with Yesenia Sotelo, Smart Cause Digital

In today’s Q&A, Yesenia Sotelo, Web Developer and Founder at Smart Cause Digital, will answer some questions about nonprofit website management. Interested in learning more about this topic? Yesenia will present at an upcoming Axelson Center webinar, “Nonprofit Website Management for Busy People”, on Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 12-1p.m. Central/Chicago time. Anyone who manages their... Read more »
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Outstanding Nonprofit Management: Hallmark #3: Strategy and Innovation

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 »

Volunteer Engagement: Q&A with Chicago Cares' Wendy Neuert

In today’s Q&A, Wendy Neuert, Director of Ongoing Programs at Chicago Cares, will answer some questions about nonprofit volunteer engagement. Interested in learning more about this topic? Wendy will present at an upcoming Axelson Center workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 1. “Essential Volunteer Engagement Strategies”, which will be held 9 a.m. – noon on North Park’s... Read more »

NEWS: Application Period Open for Axelson Center’s Annual Nonprofit Management Awards

Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Alford-Axelson Award for Nonprofit Managerial Excellence and the 2015 Excellent Emerging Organization Award—two annual honors presented by the Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management at North Park University to Chicago-area nonprofit organizations. The Alford-Axelson Award for Nonprofit Managerial Excellence recognizes nonprofits serving the seven-county Chicago region who exemplify... Read more »
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Federal Funding 101: Q&A with Roosevelt University's Deidra Somerville

In today’s Q&A, Deidra Somerville, MSW, CFRE, Director of Research and Sponsored Programs at Roosevelt University, will answer some questions about trends and offer tips for success in nonprofits seeking federal funding. Interested in learning more about this topic? Deidra will present at an upcoming Axelson Center workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 17. “Federal Funding 101:... Read more »

Outstanding Nonprofit Management: Hallmark #1: Mission and Program

Post by Guest Blogger Jim Stoynoff. Originally posted over at Jim’s blog. Catch up with Jim on Twitter @Synthesis_Biz. Recently I had the privilege of being on the panel which reviews applications for the Alford-Axelson Award for Nonprofit Managerial Excellence. Each year the Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management presents two Alford-Axelson Awards to nonprofit organizations,... Read more »

Registration Now Open for Fall Axelson Programs for Nonprofit Professionals

For nonprofit professionals in the Chicago region, workshops and webinars hosted by North Park University’s Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management are the perfect opportunity to “find out what you didn’t know you needed to know” about leadership, management, fundraising, marketing, and many other knowledge areas. Professional development programs are a critical part of the Axelson... Read more »
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Largest Graduating Class Ever at Nonprofit CEO BootCamp

Three-day program equips new executive directors with knowledge and skills for organizational success View photos from this year’s event on the Axelson Center Facebook page. CHICAGO (July 18, 2014) — A record-breaking number of nonprofit leaders graduated from the Axelson Center’s 2014 BootCamp for New Nonprofit Executive Directors and CEOs. This year’s cohort included 38... Read more »