Charities Turning to Corporate World to Hire CFOs

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported that corporate CFOs (chief financial officers) are making the shift to the nonprofit sector.

Executive recruiters from Stanton Chase, Heidrick & Struggles International Inc., Odgers Berndtson and Egon Zehnder are increasingly fielding calls from nonprofits and attribute the transition to scrutiny from donors as more money flows into the coffers of nonprofits.

WSJ reported that financial management skills are in high-demand for nonprofit charities as a result of this move.
Going to work as a finance chief in the nonprofit sector presents a new set of challenges, including the need to learn new ways of defining success outside of the balance sheet.

Also, the report added that reliance on uneven donations and government assistance makes planning more difficult for CFOs of charity organizations. Read the Entire Article


Selected Grant News Headlines

A customized collection of grant news from foundations and the federal government from around the Web.

How to Write a Theory of Change

Bridgespan tackles how a theory of change is a nonprofit's conceptual road map to impact. Bridgespan features how to write one that will help nonprofit leaders achieve their goals. According to...more

A Pioneering Mangrove Conservation Project in Madagascar

Madagascar communities launched the world's largest mangrove carbon conservation project, sequestering a huge amount of carbon and securing an ecosystem vital to fishery health. In partnership...more

Fostering Race Equity at Your Nonprofit

Equity in the Center, an organization that "works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase race equity," has released a very helpful guide titled Awake to Woke...more

Moving Beyond Theories of Change: A Framework for Strategic Implementation

A new Arabella Advisors report titled "Moving Beyond Theories of Change: A Framework for Strategic Implementation," builds upon the work of Senior Managing Director Gwen Walden and her 25 years of...more

Executive Team Effectiveness Toolkit

Bridgespan offers its Executive Team Effectiveness Toolkit to nonprofit organizations to help executive teams increase their overall effectiveness and move from good to great. According to...more

Why Upskilling Is Important For Society

PwC recently released a short documentary featuring business leaders, academics, NGOs, and policymakers why upskilling has become a priority for society, organizations, and governments. The...more

How Climate Change, Millennials and Tainted Donors are Impacting Philanthropy

In a Johnson Center's 2020 11 Trends in Philanthropy report, it analyzes upcoming and developing issues in the nonprofit industry. According to the report, millennials will make up more than half...more

Entrepreneurship in Nonprofits - Online Course

Future Learn is offering one of their courses, Entrepreneurship in Nonprofits, to help build the economic tools and knowledge needed to become a successful social entrepreneur. Topics that will...more

3 Ways to Increase Impact in the Social Sector

Misti Yang, Contributor for Lean Startup Co., features three social enterprise leaders in a webcast that addresses lean startup methodologies: Ann Mei Chang, executive director of Lean Impact, Amy...more

How to Get Better at Picking Creative Ideas

Justin M. Berg, assistant professor at Stanford University Graduate School of Business, investigates an understudied part of the creative process in a new paper that appears in Organizational...more







Social Entrepreneurship
Spotlight



5 Lessons Gleaned at the 1st Annual 2013 Social Entrepreneurship Conference


5 Lessons Gleaned at the 1st Annual 2013 Social Entrepreneurship Conference

The 1st annual 2013 Social Entrepreneurship Conference was a collaboration between the Maricopa Small Business Development Center, SEED SPOT, Wells Fargo, the SBA, and the Maricopa Community Colleges.


Unable to select database


Federal Government Grant and Assistance Programs



Edited by: Michael Saunders

© 2008-2020 Copyright Michael Saunders