#NPLeadership16 Speaker Spotlight: Lolita Cummings Carson

On April 20-22, the nation's greatest nonprofit leaders will gather together to accomplish more at the National Nonprofit Leadership Conference. We asked a few of our session leaders and conference speakers to share their thoughts on leadership. Here's what Lolita had to say:



Succeeding as a Consultant to Nonprofits

On February 25-26, nonprofit executive leaders will turn their years of experience into successful consulting practices for area nonprofits. Over two content-packed days, the Center's Succeeding as a Consultant to Nonprofits series will show professionals how to translate nonprofit sector knowledge and content/technical skills into a thriving consulting practice. 

4 Steps to Make Parental Leave Work For You in 2016

In 2015, federal and state level entities began taking a fresh look at paid and unpaid parental leave offerings for employees. With varying company policies and little guidance from the federal government on how much to offer, it’s no surprise that nonprofit organizations are having a tough time deciding what the right parental leave policy is for the organization and its employees.

Technology for Nonprofits: Best Practices for Leveraging and Protecting Your Information Assets

In today’s data-driven world all business is digital, however not-for-profits (NFPs) typically lag behind other industries when it comes to investment in IT, and all too often think of IT only as a cost of doing business, not as an enabler of their goals.

Without including technology as part of the strategic plan for their organizations, leaders of NFPs could be missing important opportunities to connect with stakeholders and operate more effectively and efficiently on their tight budgets.

Member Feature: Shared Horizons, Inc.

We asked our members, Shared Horizons, Inc. to share a little more about themselves and their 2015 accomplishments. Here's what they had to say: 

Center: How does Shared Horizons help individuals with special needs to preserve assets and finances? Why is this important?

Tax and Donor Compliance #NPBestPractices from Goldin Group, LLC

Following the Center's tweet chat on tax considerations and donor compliance with Goldin Group,CPA's, we asked them to share more #NPFinance #NPBestPractices for nonprofits facing issues as the year's end comes near. Here's what they had to say:

The Power of Relationships in Grant-Making and Grant-Seeking

For as hard as it seems the nonprofit community is working in harmony with the philanthropic community, are we actually missing the mark? 

Capacity Building Winners

As the leading nonprofit capacity building intermediary in the metropolitan DC area, the Center for Nonprofit Advancement accomplishes it's mission through a portfolio of programs and services. To build and support partnerships between philanthropic, corporate, and government sectors, the Center conducts research and shares data to advocate for the needs of the sector. 

Region Leaders Gather for the 36th Annual Celebration

On October 21, more than 200 nonprofit, corporate, government and philanthropic leaders gathered at the Key Bridge Marriot in Arlington, Virginia, with nearly 4,000 others "beyond the walls" on social media, for the Center for Nonprofit Advancement’s 36th Annual Celebration

Washington Wizard joining the team against childhood homelessness

Athletes are joining the team to advance and strengthen communitites in our region! Washington Wizards basketball player, John Wall, has generously donated $400,000 to the mission of Bright Beginnings, an organization that meets the immediate needs of children and families living in homeless environments in Washington, D.C. We asked Bright Beginnings' Volunteer and Communications Specialist, Whitney Faison, a few questions on the donation and their plans going forward. Here's what she had to say: 

2015 Phyllis Campbell Newsome Public Policy Leadership Award Winners

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement is pleased to announce the four winners of the 2015 Phyllis Campbell Newsome Public Policy Leadership Awards. This award recognizes public officials who have shown exemplary work on behalf of nonprofits during the year. See award presentations at the 36th Annual Celebration on October 21st. This year's winners are:

DC Could Become National Leader in Paid Parental Leave

The District of Columbia may be about to get the nation's most generous paid parental leave system. Under a bill that was introduced this past Tuesday, October 6, at a City Council meeting, DC residents would be able to use up to 16 weeks of paid parental and family leave. 

Cyber Security #NPBestPractices from Goldin Group, LLC

October is Cyber Security Awareness month!

Nonprofits are not immune to computer virus or takeover. We asked Center partner Goldin Group, LLC for their #NPBestPractices for preventing a cyber hack. Here's what they had to say:

Quality Trust on Advocacy

In late September, the Washington Post ran a story on Ryan King, a 33 year old man that has held his job at Safeway for 15 years and taken great care of himself in spite of intellectual and developmental disabilities and sickle cell disease. For many individuals like Ryan, legal guardianship isn't needed.