Tag: nonprofit

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 »

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 »

Nonprofit Management Awards Announced at Annual Axelson Center Symposium

Nonprofit Management Awards Announced at Annual Axelson Center Symposium
  Honors given to Chicago Community Loan Fund, Literature for All of Us, and Waukegan to College The Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management announced the winners of its Alford-Axelson Award for Nonprofit Managerial Excellence and its Excellent Emerging Organization Award as part of the Center’s 15th Annual Symposium for Nonprofit Professionals and Volunteers, June 2-3,... Read more »

Everyone talks about social media, but where do I start?

Everyone talks about social media, but where do I start?
Last year, staff at the Axelson Center debuted a blog series that highlighted some Fabulous Online Resources (FOR) for nonprofits looking to utilize social media to improve their organization.  In this segment of the FOR series, I will focus on the importance of a creating a stellar social media strategy and will provide some wonderful... Read more »
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Exploring Alternative Revenue Streams

The State of Illinois has a $15 billion deficit that includes $8 billion owed to vendors (many of which are nonprofits!). It is a tough situation that is crippling Illinois human service agencies. We know diversifying our funding mix is critical to long-term stability, but there are many different approaches and options. Determining the right fit for your organization... Read more »

Trying to Understand Social Media? Great Free Resource

The web is full of Fabulous Online Resources (FOR) for nonprofits. But who has time to navigate through all the not-so-great options to find the few gems? The staff members at the Axelson Center are doing the legwork for you. This is the first in a series of blogs that will highlight those fabulous (mostly free) resources. Today’s FOR is a... Read more »

Tax update from IRS - for small nonprofits

  Image found at Flickr Are you a small nonprofit ($50K budget or below)? Read on – this information may help you with 2010 taxes! In mid-January, the IRS announced that certain small nonprofit (tax-exempt) organizations may be able to simplify their 2010 annual information reporting. The IRS has made a change that will allow more... Read more »
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Dealing with diversity?

  Questions and resources for you… UCAN is a Chicago nonprofit that effectively incorporates its diversity efforts into the organization’s fabric and culture. I’ve spoken with folks at UCAN, and had representatives visit my undergrad nonprofit management and leadership class to talk about their diversity work with both staff and board. I thought I would... Read more »