Tag: 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 »

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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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 »