5 Tips for Recruiting the Right People for Your Nonprofit

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Among their many responsibilities, nonprofit executives often spearhead the important process of recruiting and hiring new talent for their organizations. They’re faced with the challenge of finding smart, passionate and qualified employees that...

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Dos and Don'ts: Performance Management and Compensation Reviews

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Effective performance reviews form the basis of any sound human resource strategy. If employees have no idea what their specific goals are and how well they meet them, they lose the opportunity to improve. When your staff has this information at...

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Are Your Nonprofit’s Personnel Records in Good Shape?

6 min read

Oftentimes when people start a nonprofit organization, they become so focused on their cause they fall behind on managing the day-to-day business functions of their operation. Human resources is one of the most overlooked areas in the nonprofit...

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Investment Readiness: A Primer

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Early in my career, I was in a meeting with a potential investor for my start-up. I was seeking $50,000 from him, a sum I’d chosen because I thought it fit his capacity to invest. Toward the end of the meeting, he looked at me and said, “If I...

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How to Kick-Start The Relationship With Your New Consulting Firm

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Early in my career, I worked as a client engagement executive in a consulting firm. At the start of every new engagement, I would joke with my team that, “the best day of a client project is the first day. Everyone is happy and full of hope. And...

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How to Retain (and Motivate) Your Nonprofit Staff

3 min read

Did you know that the desks at your nonprofit are full of cash?

What if I told you that the average employee at a nonprofit is sitting on $15,000 to $30,000 in cash? Or that senior executives have as much as a $100,000 buried in the nether...

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City SAIL Participant Secures $100,000 Impact Investment

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City SAIL graduate, Skinny Gene Project, a nonprofit dedicated to preventing type 2 diabetes by educating and empowering at-risk families, recently secured their first impact investment loan from Mission Driven Finance. The firm, which is an...

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Nonprofit Consulting: Is it Right for You?

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When I first joined the nonprofit world in 2010, after a career in the private sector, it struck me how many small to mid-size nonprofits struggle with operational functions like accounting and human resource management. As the CEO of several...

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Sunlight Retreats Declared Winner of Mission Edge's City SAIL Final Pitch Event

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A panel of three judges from the San Diego business community have officially named Sunlight Retreats the winner of Mission Edge’s City SAIL (Social Enterprise Accelerator and Impact Lab) Final Pitch Event on July 16th.

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Mission Edge's City SAIL Final Pitch Event Will Showcase Local Social Enterprises

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Mission Edge’s City SAIL (Social Enterprise Accelerator and Impact Lab) Final Pitch Event will showcase 10 San Diego based social enterprises. Entrepreneurs will each deliver a five minute pitch at Gaslamp’s Revel Revel on Tuesday, July 16th from...

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Wesley House Student Residence Triples Funding From SAIL Final Event

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After being declared the winner of Mission Edge’s SAIL (Social Enterprise Accelerator and Impact Lab) Final Pitch Event, Wesley House Student Residence was able to more than triple their award funding from the $2,500 prize received at the event.

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GRAMMYS and Giving Back: The SWITCHFOOT BRO-AM Foundation

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In 2005, after traveling the world, SWITCHFOOT dreamed up an idea to give back to their hometown that supported them as both surfers and musicians. They decided to rally the San Diego community and to invest in kids who might need a hand up, by...

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