Nonprofits Are Simultaneously Contemplating Strategy on Two Fronts
The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption (DTFA) – which oversees Wendy’s Wonderful Kids, one of the nation’s most successful permanency ventures – is a decent microcosm of what’s going on in the wide community of nonprofits that are facing an uncertain spring after the onset of a global pandemic.
Report: Youth, Family Services Sector Plagued by Bad Contracts, Poor Risk Management
The viability of America’s community-based human services provider network is being challenged by external and internal financial threats, according to a report released today by the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities and the American Public Human Services Association.
Nonprofit Pay: Low Wages Beget High Turnover
Nearly one-fifth of the privately employed workforce in New York is paid by nonprofit organizations, many of which are carrying out vital human services for the state and city governments. But the quality of that sector is stifled by low wages, according to two executives for The Children’s Village, a large provider of child welfare and juvenile justice services in New York City.
Social Workers Merit a Higher Value in Society and on Paychecks
March has been National Social Worker Month in this country. I often wonder how unbearable life would be without the skill, commitment, tenacity and hard work of social workers, a position embedded in so many essential activities of our society.
The Unsexy Side of Expansion: Reliable Revenue Streams
by Paul Carttar, co-founder, Bridgespan Group Remarkably, the scaling of high-performing nonprofit organizations seems to have taken on a certain glamor. In our sector, we are typically eager to talk about such exciting topics as the design of promising interventions, the development of sophisticated organizational capacities, and, perhaps most alluring of all, the raising of growth capital from “investors” to fuel a program or organization’s expansion or replication.
Wisconsin County Seeking Input on Youth, Family Service Delivery
La Crosse County, Wisc. wants to hear from services providers and advocates about potential new ideas for its expanding youth and family services system. La Crosse will soon is merging its Comprehensive Community Services Program, a case management model, into a regional system that includes two other nearby counties.
Alliance-UNCA Merger: 2015 Will Tell the Tale
It should always be noted when an organization threaded into the fabric of American history comes to an end. So it was in October, when it was announced that the United Neighborhood Centers of America (UNCA), the courier of Jane Addams’ settlement house movement, would cease to exist for the first time since 1911.
Alliance Increases Membership to 500, Plans Bigger Member Lending Program
The Alliance for Children and Families has increased its membership by 30 percent and may augment its financial lending to members, two moves made possible by a restructuring of the organization and other nonprofits affiliated with it.
CWLA, Major Child Welfare Group, Will Learn Fate of Pension Plan by October
After more than two years of waiting, The Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) will hear by the end of September about a federal pension plan ruling that could determine its prospects for survival.