News & Views

A blog for those interested in what affects, motivates and drives the New York City Nonprofit Sector — written by CRE’s crackerjack consulting team. We hope you use this space to share your thoughts, ask questions and engage in conversations about our city, social justice and the nonprofit sector.

Dear CRE Friends

I have some very exciting news. After thirty years as Executive Director of Community Resource Exchange, I am handing the reins over to our two star-quality deputy directors, Holly Delany Cole and Valyrie Laedlein.    Read more >>

Fran Barrett: We are Not Crooks!

 In her latest blog for the Huffington Post, CRE's Executive Director Fran Barrett details the many safeguards and regulations that ensure accountability in the nonprofit sector. While Senator Pedro Espada, Jr. is being investigated for laundering money from a Bronx healthcare clinic, Fran reminds readers that the vast majority of nonprofit leaders are hard-working and highly accountable.  Read more >>

Fran Barrett: Want to Create Jobs? Don't Forget Low-Hanging Fruit in Nonprofits

In her latest blog for the Huffington Post, Fran reflects on this week's State of the Union Address and President Obama's commitment to create new jobs in the coming year. Fran suggests that job creation can be achieved through investing in nonprofits and their employees.   Read more >>

Is Bigger Better? Fran makes the case for small nonprofits

Fran recently wrote an article for the Fall 2009 issue of Nonprofit Quarterly entitled "Is Bigger Better? The Case for Small Nonprofits". In the article, Fran shows that small nonprofits are just as innovative, effective and reliable as larger institutions. To read the article, click here!


Fran Barrett: Benefits of Working at a Nonprofit

Fran Barrett writes about why nonprofits and their employees should be included in the Healthcare reform debate at the Huffington Post! Read the full article Read more >>

Fran Barrett awarded the 2009 Founders Lifetime Achievement Award from the Alliance for Nonprofit Management

Community Resource Exchange is proud to announce that our Executive Director, Fran Barrett, has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Alliance for Nonprofit Management. The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to an individual who has made “exceptional contributions, of at least 25 years, to the field of non-profit capacity building.”   Read more >>

Fran Barrett: Profiting from Nonprofits

Fran Barrett, Executive Director of CRE, has been published in the New York edition of the Huffington Post. In her first blog for the Huffington Post, Fran describes the diversity of the New York City nonprofit sector.    Read more >>

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