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Category Archives: Education

How People-Focused Organizational Management Makes a Difference

The leadership of WINGS for Kids, an organization for children based in South Carolina, needed to change the way it managed its relationships between the clients and the organization. Some WINGS for Kids team members would get defensive in feedback, couldn’t bring down negative energy, and would even get into arguments with the children needing …

2016 Blog Recap – Helping Your Nonprofit Get Ahead

Happy New Year, everyone! In 2016, we published many great blogs on a variety of different topics, but with one major theme in mind – helping your nonprofit get ahead. Did you miss any of our posts? Don’t worry! We’ve handpicked some of our most popular blogs from the last year for you to read. From homelessness advocacy and education to nonprofit …

Do We Need School Mental Health Reform?

It is time to start a serious conversation about school mental health reform. One in seven U.S. children have been reported as diagnosed with a mental health disorder, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Those disorders can range from ADHD or eating disorders to depression and substance abuse. As The Atlantic points out, “This …

The Benefits of External Evaluation

Evaluation Illustrates the Value of Your Programs A recent article listed “external evaluation” as one of the Seven Habits of Highly Effective Organizations. External evaluations can assess a program’s long-term impact by looking at changes in demographic indicators such as graduation rate or poverty level. It can also be used to assess programmatic …

3 Inspiring Stories from Promise Neighborhoods Across the US

Before diving into stories from Indianola, Missouri, Washington, DC, and San Francisco, California, it’s important to understand what the Promise Neighborhoods Initiative (PNI) is, why it’s important, and how it can be replicated. About Promise Neighborhoods Administered by the U.S. Department of Education, Promise Neighborhoods take a place-based, …