Tag: Chicago

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 »

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 »

Nonprofit Mergers: Speaking from Experience - Q&A with Gretchen Slusser

If nonprofit mergers are on your mind, consider some of the insights below from Gretchen Slusser, executive director of Cabrini Green Legal Aid. In July 2014, CGLA merged with Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers (CLAIM). Gretchen and CLAIM’s former Executive Director, Mary Morten, will present together on this topic at an upcoming Axelson Center... Read more »
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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 #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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »