May 2016

Charity Navigator

By | May 5, 2016|Categories: Nonprofit|

By: Diane Hernandez (Associate, Green Hasson Janks) The record-setting stock market performance and increase in housing prices has enabled the United States economy to grow largely in recent years. This underlying trend, and an increase in a much larger diverse and intellectual population, has given rise to the financial health of philanthropists. Charity Navigator is [...]

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March 2016

How Nonprofits Can Do More With Less

By | March 1, 2016|Categories: Nonprofit|Tags: , , , , , |

By: Justin Wedell (guest blogger, Nonprofit Empowerment Program, Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation) For anyone even tangentially involved in the world of nonprofits, doing more with less has probably been a common motif throughout your experience. To be fair, there’s nothing wrong with efficiency and pursuing less wasteful and more sustainable operations. However, there’s a point at [...]

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February 2016

Encore Fellows to the Rescue for Nonprofits

By | February 9, 2016|Categories: Nonprofit|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Judy Bamberger (Guest Blogger, Encore Fellows Program Manager, Social Venture Partners) Over the next decade, the population over age 65 will increase dramatically from 10 percent to 25 percent. How can society take advantage of these extensive skills, knowledge and life experiences? In response, Social Venture Partners recently launched its Encore Fellows program in Los [...]

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January 2016

Utilizing Your Volunteer Army

By | January 27, 2016|Categories: Nonprofit|Tags: , , , , , , , |

By: Donella Wilson (Partner, Green Hasson Janks) Volunteers are an integral part of the nonprofit world. Most nonprofits can’t operate without their volunteers. Not only do they provide their time and skills to help support your cause at no cost, but volunteers are ten times more likely to donate to your organization. The more volunteers [...]

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California Attorney General Puts the Heat on the Charitable Sector

By | January 7, 2016|Categories: Nonprofit|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By Lauren Haverlock (Tax Principal, Green Hasson Janks) In the middle of this unusually seasonable California winter, a little heat might be welcome. But we would probably prefer that it come from somewhere besides the California Attorney General. As of Jan. 1, 2016, the AG’s Office finalized amendments to regulations that clarify the specific actions [...]

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December 2015

Five Secrets For Volunteer Success

By | December 15, 2015|Categories: Nonprofit|Tags: , , , |

By: Karen Baker (Chief Service Officer, State of California and CaliforniaVolunteers) Volunteers are a great resource of additional people that can help a nonprofit fulfill its mission — they represent time, talent, and treasure. When I recently spoke at the Green Hasson Janks 2015 Nonprofit Conference, I described five “secrets” I’ve identified over my career in [...]

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November 2015

The Real Cost Project – Shifting the Funder’s Focus

By | November 10, 2015|Categories: Nonprofit|Tags: , , , |

By: Donella Wilson (Partner, Green Hasson Janks) With long-term sustainability in mind, Northern California Grantmakers, San Diego Grantmakers and Southern California Grantmakers recently announced the launch of a new joint initiative – The Real Cost Project – to increase the impact of philanthropy across California. “Real cost” is all the necessary investments for a nonprofit organization [...]

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October 2015

Emerging Trends in Child Welfare

By | October 21, 2015|Categories: Nonprofit|

  By: Ritchie Geisel (Guest blogger, Bienvenidos Children’s Center) Southern California nonprofit social service agencies have faced many challenges in recent years, beginning with funding cuts resulting from the Great Recession and California’s budget crisis — many of which have yet to be restored. In addition, an increasingly onerous regulatory environment, with seemingly constant program [...]

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Messaging and Storytelling for Impact Giving

By | October 14, 2015|Categories: Nonprofit|

By Lizbeth Nevarez (Manager, Green Hasson Janks) At our recent 2015 Nonprofit Conference we decided to do things a little differently and scheduled two concurrent breakout sessions. I had the pleasure of attending the Messaging and Storytelling for Impact Giving workshop and introducing the presenter, Terrence McNally, a strategic communications consultant and a workshop leader [...]

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Tackling “the impact question”

By | October 8, 2015|Categories: Nonprofit|

By Jennifer Shen (Partner and Co-Founder, Blue Garnet) How many times have you heard the word “impact” or “outcomes” this week? We’re betting quite a few — we’d even say they’re buzzwords of the year. In fact, at the recent 2015 Green Hasson Janks Nonprofit Conference, the discussion touched on these themes. We heard, “data [...]

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