Welcome to Useful Links, NCNCF’s direct line to things you need to know but don’t have time to research. Each Tuesday we will post two or three links to specific articles, data, or tools. For your convenience, links will be archived in categories such as Boards of Directors, fundraising, and technology.
The 8 Most Common Mistakes Made in Nonprofit Newsletters (Ezine Articles)
How your newsletter can boost your organization’s image and maybe increase donations.
- Human Resources
Election Hiring Controversies, Contractor Screenings, Social Networking, and New Legislation Top EmployeeScreenIQ’s 2011 List of Background Screening Trends (PR Web)
Recent trends in background screening.
- Risk Management
“Everything’s Fine? We’ve Got Insurance!” (Nonprofit Risk Management Center)
To recover from accidental losses, your risk financing strategy should begin with your own resources and end with insurance, not the other way around.
Last week’s links:
The Fire-Belly, Mountain-Climbing, Social Media-Using Next Generation Donor(Sumac Nonprofit Software)
Millennial donors, aged 20-35, want to get involved, not just write a check.
Nonprofits must engage this important group in more hands-on ways.
- Legal Issues
Election Year Activities and the Prohibition on Political Campaign Intervention for Section 501(c)(3) Organizations (IRS)
Security: The Scary Part of Cloud Computing (Techsoup)
Cloud computing provides tremendous opportunities, but nonprofits must understand their options for avoiding security breaches.