Tag: nonprofit

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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'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 »

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 »
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Outstanding Nonprofit Management: Hallmark #2: Leadership and Governance

This is the second installment of guest blogger Jim Stoynoff’s seven-part series on posts on Outstanding Nonprofit Management.  See the first post, covering the “Mission and Program” Hallmark. This post on the second Hallmark, Leadership and Governance, originally appeared at Jim’s blog. Catch up with Jim on Twitter @Synthesis_Biz. This blog series was inspired by the Alford-Axelson Award Review... Read more »