Posts in category "Professional Development"

Axelson Center News: Nonprofits Invited to Disrupt the Norm at Axelson Center Symposium

If nonprofits are to successfully innovate, disrupt the norm, and be change agents for the communities they serve, their leaders and staff must go beyond big goals and lofty visions. Results and impact require thoughtful and empowered decision-making informed by nonprofit managerial excellence. The Axelson Center’s 16th Annual Symposium for Nonprofit Professionals and Volunteers, a... 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 »

Navigating Your Way Through Conflict - Q&A with Susan Yates

What is it that makes conflict so difficult to manage and resolve? Here are some quick tidbits from Susan Yates, mediator and Executive Director of Chicago-based Resolution Systems Institute. Susan will share her expertise on handling conflict in non-profit organizations at the upcoming half-day workshop “Navigating Your Way through Conflict,” March 25, 2015 at North Park... 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 »

Your Nonprofit’s Marketing, Branding and Messaging – Q&A with Malayna Williams

Today’s insights into nonprofit marketing, branding and messaging come from Malayna Williams, managing partner at PWR New Media. You can hear more of Malayna’s insights on this topic at the upcoming half-day workshop “Creating Brand & Message Consistency From the Inside Out”, Feb. 4, 2015 at North Park University. Read more and register now. What... Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »