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.

Leaving the Projector Behind: CRE’s Community-Based Training Efforts

By Jeff Ballow, Senior Consultant - Is training more valuable for participants when you bring the training experience to their communities? This is one question that has emerged during the last year as part of our Neighborhood Based Capacity-Building Initiative funded by the New York Community Trust. So far we’ve taken this mountain-to-Mohammed approach to management development in East New York in Brooklyn and Far Rockaway in Queens, and in early May we launched a similar training series in the High Bridge section of the Bronx. Here’s what we have learned so far:   Read more >>

Looking Beyond the Obvious as You Select Your Next Board Treasurer

By Jeff Ballow, Senior Consultant - Recently I met with a client, an executive director of a small youth development organization, who was concerned about an impending leadership transition on her board of directors. The long-time treasurer, a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), was set to leave the board, and this ED did not see any natural replacements among her current board members. “I guess I need to go find an accountant who can immediately step into this role,” she said glumly.  Read more >>

My Board Member Wants to Work for me. What Should I Do?

By Jeff Ballow, Senior Consultant - You have just posted a new position on a variety of job sites, circulated the position description to colleagues near and far, and among the initial wave of inquiries is an e-mail from a current member of your board of directors expressing interest in the position. You stare at your computer monitor and wonder, “How should I handle this situation?”  Read more >>

Find us on:  CRE on Twitter CRE on Facebook  

News and Views


Barbara Turk Needs Assessment Volunteers Karen Erdos Nonprofit News Board of Directors evaluation strategic alliances Fran's Corner Featured Items New York Community Trust computers Fran Barrett jobs CRE Tips Hurricane Sandy CRE Executive Search President Obama capacity building Michael Hickey generative Interns Ero Gray CRE News Advocacy Louisa Hackett Barbara Blumenthal Huffington Post lower Manhattan Coaching United Way of NYC fundraising Harvard Kennedy School Nonprofit Sustainability Mark Light New York Times New York City Government executive transition Nonprofit Beth Kobliner case statement staff Bill Ryan Jeff Ballow nonprofit start-ups Useful Links board and staff relations Pamela Dicent Funding Updates grantmakers for effective organizations postponed event IT nonprofit mergers website, resources, announcements House Party civic engagement bookkeeping internal controls board leadership guest blogger nonprofit leaders rockaways Government Updates Government News National Committee of Responsive Philanthropy Holly Delany Cole handling the unexpected publications NYCCCOC Albany NYS Budget RFP mergers cre harvard business school Development Survey Alliance for Nonprofit Management announcment Ximena Rua-Merkin I.T. without I.T. Philanthropic Collaborative hard times grantmakers Data Starved Randall Quan Daring to Lead leadership accountability MAC AIDS Fund collaborations Jean Lobell Valyrie Laedlein Rona Taylor record keeping foundations community CRE POV government Sector Research queens Nonprofit Tools Mohan Sikka Data What is Core? 30th Anniversary Governance as Leadership tips New York Foundation HR Without HR executive Peter Block media HIV/AIDS services providers Nonprofit Quarterly Rashid Littlejohn New York Pavitra Menon Client News nonprofit accountability nonprofit ownership Stanford Social Innovation Review arts Maria Mottola Neighborhood Based Capacity Building Initiative proposal writing nonprofit management National and Community Service