Author Archives: David Neff

The new nonprofit workforce?

My friends over at Greenlights for Nonprofit Success recently published new research on critical career trends shaping the nonprofit workforce.  A few of the key trends include: Compensation is more important than ever. A Greenlights survey found that among Central Texas nonprofit employees, a third of respondents were unsatisfied with salary and 77% indicated a higher salary would increase their likelihood ...

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Innovation in Action : Build-a-Sign Philanthropitch

Check out this idea from our friends at Build-A-Sign. Based after the popular fast pitch idea, they are hosting a Philanthropitch for nonprofits. (Full Disclosure: Their CEO is on the Lights. Camera. Help. Board). Philanthropitch is an event for select Austin-area nonprofits to showcase their organization, its impact on the community, and present a specific need (in less than 5 minutes) to a ...

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SXSW 2013 : Measuring your Digital Data with a Social Lens

(Thanks to Beth Kanter @Kanter on Twitter for her thoughts on this panel as well.) This post summarizes the workshop/session I participated on at SXSW including the panel “Measuring Social Change and Media: Beyond BS.” I had the honor of helping to design and participating on a two and half hour workshop on Digital and Social Media Measurement with Beth Kanter, ...

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Update on City of Austin Strategic Committee for CSVP

That stands for Community Service, Volunteerism and Philanthropy BTW. Our last meeting was a sparsley attended due to SXSW ramp up but we had a packed agenda. They Mayor’s City of service staff  met with 46 Austin-area nonprofits and collected their insights on organizational and community challenges and solutions. Organizations that were invited to participate cut across issue areas and ...

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