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 […]
January 2, 2023

Gravyty Raise – If I Only Had a Brain – Donor Software

Gravyty Raise – If I Only Had a Brain – Donor Software is one fundraising veteran’s take on a new fundraising management software platform. Here’s what Norman Gildin has to share: In the movie The Wizard of Oz, the Scarecrow laments he was deprived of the mental capacity that he later learned he always possessed. Declaring his despondency to Dorothy, he bemoans, “If I only had a brain!” Even now, as we […]
November 27, 2022

Jim Langley Asks, “Are Our Fundraising Models Obsolete?”

Jim Langley Asks, “Are Our Fundraising Models Obsolete?” is a nonprofit veteran who may be posing the only question that really matters. Here’s what Langley has to share: More and more organizations are struggling to fill fundraising positions, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy. The article asserts, “They’re leaving money on the table because they don’t have the people they need to ask for all the gifts they could bring in.” I’m […]
November 17, 2022

Norman Gildin Says, “Gen-X Is An Ascendant Generation!”

Norman Gildin Says, “Gen-X Is An Ascendant Generation!” is a nonprofit veteran’s take who’s now leading the charitable sector. Here’s what Norman has to share: Different generations and their involvement or potential involvement with nonprofit organizations have been the subject of much discussion in the fundraising world. Generation terms are often tossed around like a frisbee game. Before we can discuss the impact of age groups, however, let’s define a few terms. […]


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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