Nonprofit Management and Operations

My Personal Struggle--the GRE

In this blog I have shared what I am learning on my job, here is something I am personally struggling with.

I have always struggled with standardized tests. Can anyone relate? I've taken classes, studied with a variety of test prep books, done online and CD prep, and spent time with test prep tutors but to no avail. I have not been able to raise my standardized test scores.

In high school I had a SAT tutor for years, however I barely earned a score of 1000. Ironically, my SAT score didn't seem to affect my ability to do well at San Diego State University and earn my degree.

Tagging for Nonprofit Operations

I am lagging on entering nonprofit operations links into Capaciteria. However, I just learned how to tag all my favorite Nonprofit Operations links in del.icio.us. Check it out.

I created a username and password at del.icio.us and then downloaded their tagging software which allows me to right click a link and tag it or click on the tag button on my browser.

I now associate my favorite nonprofit operations links with the following tags.

Podcast of the Week at Craigslist Foundation

Jennifer Chien and I presented in August at the Craigslist Foundation's Bootcamp. Our session, "How to Improve Your Operations in Less than Two Months," is featured as the Craigslist Foundation's podcast of the week.

Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants #22

The blog carnival is here again. Although this week was an open call for posts, I noticed a theme--all the posts relate to planning for 2007. Hopefully through this advice, we can all become better nonprofits in 2007.

1. Gene Tagaki of the Nonprofit Law blog discusses the, "IRS Exempt Organizations Division 2007 Priorities," in his post.

2. Alan at the California Association of Nonprofits shares the, "2007 mileage reimbursement rates set forth by the IRS," in his Nonprofit Accounting Bootcamp blog.

3. Nancy Swartz of the Getting Attention blog, discusses the importance of putting your tag line in your e-mail signature, in her "Your World, Your Chance to Make it Better," blog post.

4. "Cause related marketing comes of age," in Paul Jones's cause related marking blog.

5. Tracy of Frequence Inc. blog entry shares about the, "Top Ten Ways to Prevent Employee Theft in your Organization."

6. Holly at the NTEN Connect blog post is called, "Protect Your .org."

7. Jeff of the Donor Power Blog, shares with us how to focus on our donors and not ourselves in his, "The Invisible Donor" blog post.

The Bamboo Project will be hosting next week's Blog Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants.

Hosting Nonprofit Blog Carnival This Monday

I'm hosting the Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants this week.

Please submit one good nonprofit oriented blog post--today--Friday, December 1st--by 5PM PT to npc.carnival@yahoo.com or you can submit your entry online BlogCarnival.com

Then I'll be posting my 7 favorite entries here on Monday, December 4th.

Nonprofit Operations Wiki

Today was the second Nonprofit Operations Brown Bag Lunch discussion. The topic we discussed today was Risk Management. It was interesting to learn about all the different types of risk there is within any nonprofit.

Notes from this discussion as well as the first discussion about Mass E-mail for Nonprofits can be found in the wiki that I created. If you are interested you can log on to the Nonprofit Operations wiki and add resources and or nonprofit operations suggestions. I created the wiki so that folks who are not able to attend the Nonprofit Operations Brown Bag Lunch discussions can still participate and read the notes from the discussions. 


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