Blog posts from August 2015

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Video Storytelling for Nonprofits

August 27, 2015

“Quiet on the set!” With that shout, documentary filmmakers Brandon Kramer, Lance Kramer, and Aqiyla Thomas from Meridian Hill Pictures transformed a chock-full classroom at Foundation Center-Washington, DC, into a world where anyone with an iPhone or iPad can create videos that move people to action.

Will Your Nonprofit Sink or Swim in the Advocacy Pool?

Will Your Nonprofit Sink or Swim in the Advocacy Pool?

August 12, 2015

In fact, organizations and funders are often on two sides of the same coin with respect to identifying issues ripe for advocacy. While community organizations that know their target populations intimately are well-positioned to discern and document unmet needs that funders can help them to address, funders are also apt to recognize emerging unmet needs, by detecting trends and making connections across funding requests.

Advocacy
What to know before you join the board

What You Should Know Before Joining a Nonprofit Board

August 10, 2015

Ten years ago, I received a call asking, "Would you be interested in joining our board?" It would have been helpful to have a list of questions to ask current board members and the executive director before I began this journey.

Boards
A Perfect Combination: The Cleveland Neighborhood Model For Urban Health Care Education

A Perfect Combination: The Cleveland Neighborhood Model For Urban Health Care Education

August 3, 2015

How many people have unrealized dreams of improving the health and well-being of people in their community but lack the resources that are necessary to successfully realize them? Ironically, these are the same dreams that could transform the health of people who live in their communities and do not have access to primary health care. It could be the perfect combination for impact—people who are from the community helping those in the community.