Have You Heard?
Nonprofit leaders and the general public agree on at least one thing - nonprofits own the value of caring. But both of those groups need to update and refresh their concept of what values characterize nonprofit work. The bottom line is that nonprofits care enough to employ people. more >
The Nonprofit Partnership has taken its annual look at the fiscal health of its member nonprofits, and these are the dominant themes for 2012: • Profitability is being sustained for now, but danger signs loom. Six of ten Nonprofit Partnership member organizations are moving their financial needle in the right direction.
• More organizations are growing than are shrinking.
• There is volatility in the nonprofit marketplace with bigger swings toward profit and loss with each passing year than we have seen in many years.
• Notwithstanding a few impressive successes, small nonprofit organizations are faring more poorly in today’s economic environment and are more subject to bigger year-to-year fluctuations and instability.
• In general, health care organizations are faring the best, and human service organizations are struggling the most. An overall look at revenue and profitability trends presents a mixed picture for all.more >
Employment is still the hot-button issue today, and while it’s not news that nonprofit work is overwhelmingly a people-to-people business, recent data highlights the fact that even in spite of the recession, nonprofits are seeing job growth while the rest of the economy is shedding jobs at a significant rate. According to data released by the Johns Hopkins Nonprofit Economic Data project and the Bureau of Labor Statistics and chronicled in the newly released The State of Nonprofit America, nonprofit jobs grew at a cumulative rate of 5% between 2007 and 2010 while job in the for-profit sector declined at an 8% rate during the period. Overall, nonprofits have grown 20% faster than the rest of the economy since 1977. more >
The Nonprofit Partnership supports the development and dissemination of organizational stories through multiple media and in a variety of settings to help you reach your intended audience with your compelling message.
NPP's Communications Makeovers align the content and strategy in your primary tools: website, e-news, brochure, and annual report. Our continuous consultation model offers a package of services to guide you through improvements to your most important communication tools.
Project Blueprint builds diversity on Erie's nonprofit boards and helps nonprofit organizations comply with one of their most essential mandates - listening to the voices of all stakeholders. See how this partnership program empowers individuals from around our community to build more inclusive boards of directors.
Erie Vital Signs tracks indicators that reflect and measure our county’s well-being in eight topic areas: Brain Gain, Community & Civic Engagement, Cultural Vitality, Environment, Health, The Economy, Pre K-12 Education, and Regionalism. The goal of this project is to inform, inspire, and even provoke. This is achieved by presenting sound, unbiased information, with clarity and transparency, on the issues our community identifies as important to our quality of life.
The Nonprofit Partnership and United Way of Erie County have an online volunteer portal to match agency needs with the skills and interests of the many giving and caring individuals who support their communities by giving of their time and talent daily. Enter your profile now and join the volunteer movement here in Erie County.
The feeling you get from the doorway, entryway, and waiting area of a nonprofit agency starts the wheels turning in forming opinions and judgements about the organization, its leadership, and its quality. See how our First Impressions team is bringing an organization's story into its entry space through design.
The recent Daring To Lead report shows that nonprofit leaders consider Peer-To-Peer Learning and individual coaching the most effective means of professional development. Peer networks are especially effective at reducing feelings of isolation and the sense that one’s ‘problems’ are unique. An Executive Director's Leaders Circle is ongoing through 2013. Look for our Board Chair-CEO retreat coming later this year.
To enhance the management and governance of regional nonprofit organizations through capacity-building programs and services.
The Nonprofit Partnership is now offering site-based effectiveness training to build strong teams and organize and facilitate effective meetings.
Details on these sessions are available here.
____________________________________________The Nonprofit Partnership serves as staff for the Erie Community Fund Drives Committee and in this role offers training, technical assistance, and guidance for the development of best practice capital campaigns.
Community Fund Drives resources
Destination Erie for Nonprofits
Thursday, June 27, 2013, 9:30 - 11:30 am at WQLN Learning Center, 8425 Peach Street, Erie.
Presented by the Destination Erie Community Engagement Team
Destination Erie, the regional vision for Erie County over the next 50 years, has produced three scenarios for the future development of the county. This meeting will focus on examining those alternatives, discussing them, and considering the implications for nonprofits and those we serve.
Get Ready for Erie Gives
Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 10:00 - 11:30 am at Erie Playhouse, 13 West 10th St., Erie.
Presented by the Erie Community Foundation and The Nonprofit Partnership
Erie County's day of online giving comes around again on August 13. This meeting will deliver all you need to know to get the most out of this important giving event.
Save the Date - 13th Annual NW PA Nonprofit Day Conference
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at the Bayfront Convention Center, Erie.