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Boomers rewriting volunteer recruitment rules

The challenge for nonprofits that rely on volunteers is to help the next generation transition smoothly from their work lives and retirement into the volunteer world.

Growth Factors for Nonprofits

In a recent article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, William Foster and Gail Fine of the Bridgespan Group examine the factors that helped 144 young organizations "get big" within a short period of time.

Capacity Benchmarking Tool for Nonprofit Leaders

New and emerging nonprofit organizations who want to work toward greater stability and effectiveness can now have access to a new "Capacity Benchmarking Tool".

All Montanans are on wrong side of this divide

The report by the Helena-based Big Sky Institute for the Advancement of Nonprofits shows the state’s philanthropic giving and receiving is anemic compared with the top 10 states — all of which boast major urban areas.

Charities Are Boosting Pay To Compete for Top Talent

Salaries for top executives at nonprofits have climbed 25% to 50% since 2000, says Jennifer Bol, head of the education, nonprofit and public-policy practice at Spencer Stuart, an executive-placement firm.

Foundation looking to give money to more Idaho organizations

"Idaho has the smallest number of applications and grants awarded,"

How can charity be effective? Money to the people, economist says

"People need opportunities, not someone telling them what to do."

Nonprofit seeks jobs for homeless

He said he could even act as a sort of employment agency, helping people find work and then supplying them with tools, clothes and equipment, "whatever is needed to get them a job."

Missoula Nonprofit Network Workshop “The Top 10 Nonprofit Image Blunders” , 2/20, Missoula

Fran Albrecht, M.Ed., Executive Director of Watson Children’s Shelter, will present “The Top 10 Nonprofit Image Blunders” delivering a humorous but practical message that will encourage non-profits to consider ways to avoid image-damaging errors and focus efforts towards enhancing the image of their organization.

O’Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West, The University of Montana Newsletter – February – March 2007

This is another installment in our regular report to you and others here in the region on the activities of the O’Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West. We want to keep you informed about what we’re doing and hope that you continue to have an interest in the Center and its work.