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.

By Michael Hickey, Independent Community Development Consultant - Just recently I attended a very compelling conference put on by The Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development, Neighborhood Housing Services of New York City, and my alma mater the Center for NYC Neighborhoods, entitled The Power of Collaboration. The title of the event comes from the very engaging article “Collective Impact,” published by the Stanford Social Innovation Review. Its authors make the argument that only through collaborative efforts can funders and nonprofit providers rise above the fragmentation of their service niche. The lay out a helpful framework include the following four components of effective collective action: ..

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Power of Collaboration and Why Evaluation Stinks Part II

By Michael Hickey, Independent Community Development Consultant - Ask anybody, and I mean anybody, about evaluating the effectiveness of nonprofit service providers and you will be greeted by winces, whines, shrugs, groans, gnashing of teeth, sighs, and the burying of faces in flattened palms. And by anybody I don't just mean any nonprofit service provider - I mean as well our beloved philanthropic leaders and public sector partners. After all, we're talking about an industry that in 2009 paid 9% of all wages, contributed 5.4% of GDP, reported revenues of $1.4 trillion, and held some $2.56 trillion in assets. Why can't we find a way to tell how effective this industry is with our money (both public and private dollars)? How hard can it be? ..

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Why Evaluation Stinks

Find us on:  CRE on Twitter CRE on Facebook CRE on LinkedIn 

News and Views  CRE RSS


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