January 15, 2023

New Year’s Resolutions for U.S. Philanthropy

New Year’s Resolutions for U.S. Philanthropy is fundraising veteran Jim Eskin’s take on what we can all do to improve our craft in 2023. This is the time of year for setting goals to improve the quality of our lives. Popular resolutions include losing weight, eating healthier or changing diet, getting fitter and exercising more, and spending more time with family, friends and loved ones. This is also an excellent time for […]
October 30, 2022

Jim Eskin Says, “Major Gifts Fundraising & Communications Are Seamless”

Jim Eskin Says, “Major Gifts Fundraising & Communications Are Seamless” is one veteran fundraiser’s take on the charitable marriage between the raising of money and public relations. After spending the first half of my career in communications and public relations and the second half in fundraising, I absolutely view the two disciplines as part of one seamless continuum. They are so connected you cannot pinpoint where one ends and the other begins. […]
August 6, 2022

National Nonprofit Day – August 17, 2022

National Nonprofit Day – August 17, 2022 celebrates a little known yet special day for charities across the U.S. There is a national day for just about everything. So, sandwiched in between National Tell a Joke Day and National Fajita Day, is an observance that merits being a bellwether of all days: August 17th is National Nonprofit Day. While many more people in our industry are familiar with National Philanthropy Day that […]
July 16, 2022

American Philanthropy – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

American Philanthropy – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly is Jim Eskin’s take on the charitable sector’s current state of affairs. Here’s what Jim has to share: A classic Clint Eastwood spaghetti western from 1967 had a memorable title and an iconic theme song: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. The good, the bad and the ugly is unfortunately a pretty good description of life in America in 2022. All […]


National Association of Nonprofit Organizations & Executives (NANOE) is a nationwide network of donors, volunteers and charitable leaders whose relentless commitment to significant and sustainable impact transforms the communities we serve. NANOE members are innovators who solve problems (not just service them) by deploying heroic missions of scale that confront social and environmental dilemmas so completely that money chases after their every need.

  1. We connect philanthropists, funders and academics to people that transform their worlds;
  2. We create platforms, programs and tools that supercharge financial capacity building;
  3. We form economic impact engines infusing capital into charities to guarantee mission success;
  4. We confront intellectual dishonesty using mass communications to dispel myths and disseminate truth;
  5. We disrupt industry associations, organizations and media outlets whose activities injure nonprofits;
  6. We build personal relationships with leaders that strengthen them and meet their needs;
  7. We establish compensation standards that safeguard the financial success of those employed in our sector;
  8. We credential executives in advanced management models, capacity-building and consulting;
  9. We research and report on scale, sustainability and significant impact;
  10. We host forums, conferences and events on scale, sustainability and significant impact;

NANOE, a 501(c)3 corporation, has unveiled a new and growing set of capacity-building “best practices” that empower nonprofits in ways previously thought to be impossible. These approved techniques are based on field tested university research and have been peer-reviewed by NANOE Governors during NANOE’s Convention & Expo. They have been designed for leaders who have a passion to grow their mission. For more information on NANOE’s Board of Governors’ Convention & Expo please visit our Events Page.

NANOE is the only nationwide membership organization in the U.S. for executives seeking credentials in the art of nonprofit capacity-building. Practitioners who hold a prestigious NANOE credential are “best practice” experts who grow charitable enterprise and discover new ways to advance the common good. For more information on CNE, CDE & CNE credentialing please visit our Credentials Page.

Ultimately, NANOE members believe that “innovation never fears a challenge” and that the greatest contribution nonprofit practitioners can make to charity is to become the creative enterprise-leaders our sector so desperately needs. For more information on how you can join please visit our Membership Page.

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