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Nonprofit

Articles demonstrating how having an MPA can be of value in nonprofit fields.

The Ins and Outs of Running a Nonprofit

Running a Nonprofit: Four Key Considerations Whether you call it a nonprofit, not-for-profit, exempt organization or civil society, the bottom line is that you are referring to a private, purpose-driven, self-governed group that does not return profits to itself. Leading this type of organization is not entirely different from the for-profit sector, as many of [...]

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Strategic Planning in the Nonprofit Sector

Non-profit organizations need more than a mission statement and a purpose to serve in order to meet today’s multitude of challenges.

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Mismanagement and Fraud Put a Big Dent in Nonprofit Earnings

According to the web site Charity Navigator (charitynavigator.org), total giving to non-profit organizations was more than $316 billion in 2012. This figure represented an overall in increase of 3.5% from the previous year.

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The Top Nonprofits in America and How You Can Get Involved

High-ranking charities include the United Way, Feeding America, Goodwill Industries International, the American Cancer Society and the Task Force for Global Health.

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Creating an Organization: How to Make an Impact

Any good organization must start with a good idea—but it can’t end there. Many people have good ideas, but not every organization succeeds. Success requires more than just a vision and good intentions, it requires proper planning and determination. The Society for Nonprofits recommends you begin your journey by asking a simple question: “Who will [...]

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Grant Theft in The Public Sector

Non-Profit Pirates: Grant Theft in The Public Sector Every year, the U.S. government awards nearly $450 billion dollars to public programs, most commonly in the form of grants. However, one of the biggest secrets of the grant-seeking community is the existence of “pirate organizations” that engage in grant theft. Read on to learn about these [...]

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Ways to Market Your Non-Profit

Ways to Market Your Non-Profit One of the most effective ways to create awareness and publicity for your non-profit organization is through word of mouth marketing. The return on a relatively minimal investment can be high, particularly once your organization’s name becomes part of the conversation around the issues that are salient to its mission. [...]

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The Future of Nonprofit Management

The Future of Nonprofit Management Executive and managerial roles in nonprofit organizations have evolved significantly over the last few years. Tomorrow’s nonprofit managers will find new ways to use their public service expertise as they branch into the public and private sectors to find collaborative solutions. How will nonprofit management change as technology, education, and other factors [...]

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Starting a nonprofit

31 August 2011 06:39:11 An individual with a public administration degree may be interested in starting a nonprofit organization to impact their community or the world. What sets nonprofit organizations apart from for-profit businesses is that the former does not seek financial gain for its members, directors, trustees or officers. Establishing this type of group [...]

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3 Reasons to Pursue Nonprofit Management

A public administration degree can enable graduates to pursue a range of career opportunities, including working for the government, national security, or a large public agency. However, compelling reasons like growth in the nonprofit sector, job diversity, and the ability to positively impact others may convince you to focus your attentions on nonprofit management instead. [...]

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Winnipeg police officer heads to South Africa

6-8-2011 Those who are earning their master’s in public administration have the opportunity to do great things with their degree, as one police officer from Winnipeg in Manitoba, Canada, is demonstrating this week. The Winnipeg Free Press has reported that the Service Staff Sergeant Bob Chrismas is embarking on a three-week trip to South Africa [...]

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Master’s of public administration degree holder becomes nonprofit executive director

5-27-2011 Anne-Lisa Hunter, who has a master’s in public administration degree, was recently named the executive director of the Community Center of Hope in Wisconsin, the Wausau Daily Herald reports. Hunter will replace James Verkest, who retired at the beginning of the month. The MPA degree holder gained experience in the nonprofit sector as the [...]

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MPA degree holder earns director position

5-31-2011 Officials from Virginia’s Danville Regional Foundation recently announced that master’s in public administration degree holder Matt Charles will be their new communications and public relations director, Go Dan River reports. In this position, Charles will initiate, manage and plan communications and public relations strategies for the organization as well as its regional partners. He [...]

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Professional uses her master’s in public administration to help her community

4-21-2011 Martha Maksym, who has a master’s in public administration degree, was recently promoted to the executive director position at The United Way of Chittenden County in Vermont according to the Burlington Free Press. The professional has worked with The United Way for about 17 years, holding several senior management positions, most recently director of [...]

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Ashely Judd releases memoir discussing her career as an actress and advocate

4-4-2011 Actress and master’s in public administration degree holder Ashley Judd recently published her memoir, All That is Bitter and Sweet, according to ABC News. The first chapters of her book discuss her childhood, which was plagued by depression, loneliness and sexual abuse. Amy Palmer, senior editor of In Touch magazine, told the news outlet [...]

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MPA programs may prepare students for nonprofit executive director positions

3-23-2011 According to the Santa Monica Daily Press, Sarah Letts was chosen from a pool of six potential candidates to act as the executive director of the Community Corporation of Santa Monica (CCSM). CCSM is the city’s largest affordable housing developer, according to the news outlet. Letts formerly worked to create affordable housing projects in [...]

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