October 17, 2016

Ethics + Accountability = Failed Practices

It’s finally arrived. THE VIDEO that explains the HOW, WHAT, WHY & WHERE of NANOE. This is where you’ll discover the many reasons why you’ve joined this prestigious team. Present day Best Practices were written in the late 1960’s by industry associations based on ESTABLISHING ACCOUNTABILITY AND ETHICS. They were created with one thing in mind…how do you stop a nonprofit CEO from embezzling? What would happen if a group of experts […]
September 8, 2016

2017 Board of Governors Campaign

This past July (amid controversy fueled by the online magazine Nonprofit Quarterly) the newly formed, Washington, D.C. based, National Association of Nonprofit Organizations & Executives (NANOE) successfully launched a nationwide campaign to build its 2017 Board of Governors. Nominations were overseen by Philanthropist Charlotte Lunsford Berry and Professor Kathleen Wilson Robinson. To-date over 1,100 leaders accepted the charge to establish, organize and confirm a new set of governing guidelines that supercharge nonprofit […]

“Quite likely, the most important video on nonprofit management in a generation.” – Walt Gillette, ACFRE

When it comes to charity “Money is Oxygen!” Charitable executives who hold a prestigious CNE, CDE or CNC credential are “best practice” experts who grow charitable enterprise and discover new ways to advance the common good. Witness the historic first hour of NANOE’s Board of Governors Convention & Expo live from Columbia’s Metropolitan Convention Center. Hear Bishop Redfern II, Charlotte Lunsford Berry and Jimmy LaRose inspire NANOE Members to take charity to scale.

“Learned more by taking NANOE’s Credentialing Exam than I have in years with other organizations!” – William Gibbs, CFRE, CNE

“NANOE’s coming and change is riding shotgun!”– Tracy Ebarb, CFRE, CNE, CDE, CNE

“NANOE is providing our leaders the common-sense ideas we need to strengthen and grow.” – Joshua Paske, CFRE

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. NANOE is the only nationwide membership organization in the U.S. for Executives seeking credentials in the art of nonprofit capacity-building.

Charity has been paralyzed by a set of failed “best practices” that turned the Non-Profit Sector into a Non-Growth Sector decades ago. Present day systems were established in the late 1950’s by industry associations that knowingly persist in methodologies detrimental to the general public. Einstein’s well-known axiom, “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them” accurately informs our present state.

NANOE, a 501(c)3 corporation and its Board of Governors have 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 designed for nonprofit leaders who have a passion to grow their mission.

Meet Jimmy LaRose at NANOE’s 2017 Board of Governors Convention & Expo March 7-8 in Columbia, South Carolina. Jimmy LaRose, author, civil society advocate and global cause entrepreneur takes donors and volunteers on a wild ride into the upside down world of nonprofit management. Hailed as both provocative and uplifting RE-IMAGINING PHILANTHROPY uses an “emperor has no clothes” approach to confront the “crazy-making” that’s paralyzed the charitable sector for the past fifty years. Relying on humor and vivid story-telling RE-IMAGINING PHILANTHROPY “challenges the existing order of things” inspiring philanthropists to solve global problems by transforming the nonprofits in whom they invest.

Meet Dan Pallotta at NANOE’s 2017 Board of Governors Convention & Expo March 7-8 in Columbia, South Carolina. Dan is the author of Uncharitable: How Restraints on Nonprofits Undermine Their Potential. Stanford Social Innovation Review wrote that it, “deserves to become the nonprofit sector’s new manifesto.” It ignited a national conversation that has been credited with changing the way we think about charity. His iconic TED Talk has been viewed more than 4 million times. His newest book, Charity Case: How the Nonprofit Community Can Stand Up for Itself and Really Change the World, has been described by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. as “An Apollo program for American philanthropy and the nonprofit sector”

Meet Honnie Korngold at NANOE’s 2017 Board of Governors Convention & Expo March 7-8 in Columbia, South Carolina. Hollywood Film Producer Honnie Korngold has announced CineVantage Productions will host a sneak peek of the new documentary film BROKEN for GOOD at NANOE’s inaugural convention & expo March 7, 2017 in Columbia, SC. BROKEN for GOOD takes the general public on a wild ride into the upside down world of nonprofit management. Hailed as both provocative and uplifting Korngold uses an “emperor has no clothes” approach to confront the “crazy-making” that’s paralyzed the charitable sector for the past fifty years. Relying on vivid story-telling BROKEN for GOOD “challenges the existing order of things” inspiring society to solve global problems by first transforming the nonprofits in whom they invest.

Meet Kathy Robinson at NANOE’s 2017 Board of Governors Convention & Expo March 7-8 in Columbia, South Carolina. Kathleen Wilson Robinson, NANOE co-founder and team leader, is the author of New Guidelines for Tomorrow’s Nonprofits. Recognized by National Development Institute “as one of the most important charitable thought-leaders of the modern era.” Dr. Robinson, as our Nation’s leading expert in 501(c)3 sector development, has consulted with NGOs in 151 countries and testified numerous times before both the U.S. Congress and the United Nations. Her command of the history and formation of the charitable sector is the basis for NANOE’s credentialing program which she coordinates.

 

You’re invited to join a close-knit group of SUPER PRACTITIONERS for a personal development challenge worthy of your tenure and experience. You’ve been specially selected to participate in a 2-Day professional encounter that’s been designed for people who are crazy enough to believe they can change the world. (They’re the ones who actually do!)

Together, we’ll tackle a new set of guidelines that super-charge nonprofit capacity-building. It’s meant to equip you with a powerful new ability to design heroic missions of scale that eradicate problems around the globe. The skills we’ll discover together won’t come by listening to tired seminar presenters but rather…they’ll come from the minds of thought-leaders just like you.

Please join us for an Adult-Continuing Education Experience OF A LIFE-TIME in Columbia, SC on March 7th & 8th for NANOE’s 2017 Board of Governors Capacity-Building Convention & Expo. Experience four huge Rock Star Keynote Addresses, participate in 12 Super Networking Topic Groups, and personally connect with the industry leaders who defied convention and transformed the charitable sector!

It’s finally arrived. THE VIDEO that explains the HOW, WHAT, WHY & WHERE of NANOE. This is where you’ll discover the many reasons why you’ve joined this prestigious team. Present day Best Practices were written in the late 1960’s by industry associations based on ESTABLISHING ACCOUNTABILITY AND ETHICS. They were created with one thing in mind…how do you stop a nonprofit CEO from embezzling? What would happen if a group of experts started from scratch and wrote a new set guidelines based instead on…ENTERPRISE GROWTH?! You’d raise up a generation of leaders equipped to design heroic missions of scale.

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.

Protecting your time is key. One of the ways we thought we could help is to provide you a video overview of New Guidelines in 12 minutes or less. Stephen F. Covey’s seventh habit “sharpen the saw” means preserving and enhancing the greatest asset you have–YOU. Joining NANOE’s Board of Governors provides you a continuing education experience worthy of your tenure and will meaningfully contribute to your balanced program of self-renewal. EASE-OF-USE will be the key! Your time investment will be SMALL yet important. One of the ways we thought we could help is to provide you a brief video overview of New Guidelines for Tomorrow’s Nonprofit. ENJOY!

“His unbounded enthusiasm, comic timing, exceptional sense of theater and insights into charity will change the way you view yourself and the sector we all love. Jimmy LaRose is a must-see, especially for those who think they’ve seen it all!”

Stacey Rein – United Way CEO

Jimmy LaRose, Dan Pallotta, Honnie Korngold and Kathleen Robinson will be performing the Keynote Addresses at NANOE’s 2017 Board of Governors Capacity Building Conference & Expo on March 7-8, 2017 at the Metropolitan Conference Center in Columbia, SC. Click the PLAY BUTTON above for a feel for what’s going to happen when you join your colleagues for most important event about charity of the decade!

VISIT HERE or click below to learn how you can attend NANOE’s 2017 Board of Governor’s Capacity Building Convention & Expo!

Join us in Columbia, SC March 2017 for NANOE's 2017 Board of Governors Convention & Expo. It's where charity goes to grow!

NANOE Governors won’t want to miss Dan Pallotta at NANOE’s 2017 Board of Governors Convention & Expo at the Metropolitan Convention Center in Columbia, SC March 7-8, 2017! Please click the PLAY BUTTON to view Dan’s Ted Talk for a feel for what’s going to happen when you join your colleagues for most important event about charity of the decade!

VISIT HERE or click below to learn how you can attend NANOE’s 2017 Board of Governor’s Capacity Building Convention & Expo!

Join us in Columbia, SC March 2017 for NANOE's 2017 Board of Governors Convention & Expo. It's where charity goes to grow!

Stephen F. Covey’s seventh habit “sharpen the saw” means preserving and enhancing the greatest asset you have–YOU! NANOE’s Governors enjoy a continuing education experience worthy of your tenure and will meaningfully contribute to your balanced program of self-renewal.

Your responsibilities as a Governor are both meaningful and manageable. We know you are busy and have designed this program in a way that will work for you. Here we go!

Step 1 – Determine your favorite TOP THREE New Guidelines that you’d like to tackle with your peers (see list below)
Step 2 – Determine ONE New Guideline you know your NOT interested in at all.
Step 3 – Email the numbers of your TOP THREE (and the ONE you’re not interested in) to Dr. Robinson at kathy@nanoe.org.
Step 4 – Dr. Robinson will send you a return email assigning you to a Working Group and a few easy but important tasks.

1. Trusted Reciprocal Relationships

Reciprocity is the key to sustainable connections. What changes must occur within
nonprofit leadership and administrative practice so that the organization’s social,
human, and economic capital flourishes through new and expanded relationships? What
happens to “Conflict of Interest” when reciprocity is invoked?

2. Re-Purposing Leadership Roles

How must relationships among the CEO, board, donors and for-profit business
partners be re-purposed and re-defined? With whom does true decision-making power
reside? What does a board and its members do and not do?

3. CEO Centricity

Strong CEOs lead people to build and maintain effective organizational and operational
capacity. What changes are required to further empower chief executive officers? What
boundaries must be set with board members, staff, donors and the public.

4. Rewriting Mission Statements

Mission is re-defined to highlight two primary customer sets: customers related to cause
and customers related to building capacity. How are customer’s goals reflected in an
organizational mission statement?

5. Donor-Driven Capacity Building

What reciprocal partnerships must be established between donors, foundations and
corporations to build a high performing organization. What systems should be put in
place that realizes partners’ passions related to mission, cause and desired involvements?

6. Prioritizing Income Over Program

Priority must be given to sustainable revenue generation developed from multiple income
streams. What tasks should CEOs undertake to improve cash-flow and organizational
health? What programs should be de-funded and re-directed to build capacity?

7. Financial Capital Investment

Investment money is raised from financial partners to build the enterprise and is
then reported separately. These monies are not derived from taking risks or strategic
shifts but is given based on evidence of what already exists and its outcomes.
Where will it come from?

8. Increasing Administrative Overhead

Leaders identify and communicate administrative costs as investments needed to grow
the organization. How should monies be spent to expand mission? How should these
investments be messaged to donors and the public?

9. Social Enterprise Partnerships

Nonprofit leaders join with those in the social enterprise movement to create
unconventional ways to earn income. What type of administrative time should strong CEOs
invest in new ideas regarding revenue generation, capital development, and valuation?

10. Strong CEO Fundraising

The CEO leads the fundraising process, is knowledgeable about philanthropy, and able
to sustain a development program. What fundraising pre-requisites must CEOs possess?
How does fundraising re-define CEO workflow?

11. Innovation, Research & Evaluation

High performing nonprofits invest in innovation. They evaluate their operations
producing data as a basis to test new ideas. What organization-wide exercises
could be engaged in to foster creativity? What research measures should be instituted?

12. Guidelines to be Determined

NANOE is about exploring seperate and critical thought. What’s missing from the list
above? What new and transformational ideas need to be added to New Guidelines. Who’s
talking about the next big ideas.

NANOE is where charity goes to grow!

Here’s what happens when Capacity-Builders join NANOE.

You and your entire team…

  • …access the tools and resources you need to realize your dreams. NANOE Members have more staff, more volunteers, more donors, more money, more of everything they require to accomplish their important mission.

  • …become immediately connected to our sector’s greatest thought-leaders. You’ll correspond with the innovators responsible for ushering a new era of sector transformation. You’ll access Super Practitioners who’ve designed heroic missions of scale that eradicate problems in ways previously thought to be impossible. NANOE is where executives challenge the existing order of things.

  • …will learn and develop new best practices that ensure you achieve short-term and long-term financial sustainability.

  • …are eligible to receive CNE, CDE & CNC credentials. 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. NANOE Members who achieve a credential avoid expensive re-certification costs by simply maintaining their annual membership.

  • …receive deep registration discounts to all NANOE Events & Symposiums.

  • …access to NANOE’s Charity Chamber (online platform that connects you to one million 501(c)3 organizations state-by-state (only database in the world that includes complete contact information plus web addresses)

  • …are issued the coveted Best Practice Charity Medallion. Nonprofit organizations who maintain their annual-membership, keep their NANOE Link Profile up-to-date, assist in organizing NANOE’s New Guidelines, and hold an IRS letter of determination for 501c3 status are named a NANOE Best Practice Charity.

  • …and issued the coveted Capacity Building Enterprise Medallion. NANOE provides corporations and businesses who serve the charitable sector the designation “Capacity Building Enterprise” Partner. This “Seal of Approval” gives nonprofit administrators the confidence they require when choosing the cost-efficient and superior products they need to accomplish their mission. Enterprise Members who keep their NANOE Link Profile up-to-date, and commit to NANOE’s New Guidelines are licensed to use the NANOE CBE Partner Logo on their company’s website, stationery, marketing materials, etc.

  • …receive a paid subscription to NANOE’s Capacity Builder Membership Library. This award-winning digital download library contains thousands of pages of best practice resources that are the basis for NANOE’s New Guidelines for Tomorrow’s Nonprofit.

  • …receive a paid subscription to NANOE’s Best Practice Magazine. Charity has been paralyzed by a set of failed “best practices” that turned the Non-Profit Sector into a Non-Growth Sector decades ago. Present day systems were established in the late 1950’s by industry associations that knowingly persist in methodologies detrimental to the general public. Best Practice Magazine is where these controversies are exposed and confronted head-on. It’s where you’ll find the solutions that have already transformed our sector.

  • …receive a paid subscription to DonorScope. DonorScope is for practitioners who are ready to meet the big givers in their community. This comprehensive major donor directory contains the personal contact information for 5 million individual net worth millionaires who live and give in your community. (SOME ADDITIONAL FEES MAY APPLY) DonorScope is available to non-members for an annual subscription fee of $598.00.

  • …who have previously/separately purchased the Major Gifts Ramp-Up Cloud have their annual license renewal fees paid in full! (NON-MEMBERS $1998 PER YEAR)

  • …have NANOE Publishing House Privileges. Ready to learn how to write, publish, print & promote your book? NANOE Members are provided everything they need to bring their ideas to the marketplace. (SOME ADDITIONAL FEES MAY APPLY)

“There will always be generous people who will amply support your great dream if it’s backed by a sound plan.” – Jimmy LaRose

GREAT DREAMS

Here at NANOE thought-leaders exchange new ideas and begin the important work of designing heroic missions of scale that transform everything. Together we will chart a course to eradicate all existing and future problems within the social, environmental, health and education sectors across our great land and around the world! That’s what I call a GREAT DREAM.

SOUND PLANS

Capacity-building is the key to achieving vision. What resources do you need to eradicate all existing and future problems? NANOE provides nonprofit executives the capacity building training, credentials, tools and networks they require to realize their important mission. NANOE is where charity goes to grow! We give you what you need to design a sound plan.

BOARD OF GOVERNORS

NANOE has established a national Board of Governors comprised of leading practitioners, scholars, funders, policy makers and advocates to oversee the creation of a new set of universal governing best practices for charity. This project has been undertaken so that pressing social and environmental problems are able to be solved at significant enough scale to eradicate major issues.

NANOE Governors have endorsed the following plan to achieve this goal:

Thorough exploration and critical review of relevant capacity-building theory and existing research.

Wide-ranging consultation with practitioners to expand an understanding of how capacity-building initiatives put into practice actually work.

Performance of new university led surveys within the public, private and nonprofit sectors

A commitment to an inclusive, open, participatory process for input and feedback from groups of practitioners, scholars, funders and advocates in the field.

NANOE Governors 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.

Jimmy LaRose
NANOE Founder

This past July (amid controversy fueled by the online magazine Nonprofit Quarterly) the newly formed, Washington, D.C. based, National Association of Nonprofit Organizations & Executives (NANOE) successfully launched a nationwide campaign to build its 2017 Board of Governors.

Nominations were overseen by Philanthropist Charlotte Lunsford Berry and Professor Kathleen Wilson Robinson. To-date over 1,100 leaders accepted the charge to establish, organize and confirm a new set of governing guidelines that supercharge nonprofit capacity-building.

Governors will review, expand and/or redact 60 new key practices revealed in NANOE’s New Guidelines for Tomorrow’s Nonprofit ensuring a new set of competencies emerge that increase charitable impact. NANOE intends to convene 1,000 Governors in Columbia, SC on March 7-8, 2017 for their Board of Governors Capacity Building Convention & Expo. Jimmy LaRose, Dan Pallotta, Honnie Korngold and Kathleen Robinson will be the featured guest speakers.

NANOE was conceived in 2011, when a national group of researchers and practitioners began the arduous task of producing a new set of core competencies that would super-charge nonprofit capacity-building. They agreed that a Board of Governors comprised of a vast array of donors, practitioners, consultants, vendors, nonprofit staff and administrators would be established via a 501(c)3 membership organization to organize and confirm a first working draft of these new key practices.

NANOE’s working group spent a full year compiling a list of prospective Governors. Nominations were suggested by members of AFP, CFRE, AHP, ASAE, CASE, United Way, National Development Institute, Nonprofit Associations, Industry Associations, and other community leaders. Though most nominations were submitted by individuals many were submitted to the Nominations Committee by the working group who had identified nonprofit leaders via online research.

(to learn more about NANOE’s working group please read page 12. of NANOE’s New Guidelines for Tomorrow’s Nonprofit.)

To learn more about NANOE and their 2017 Board of Governors visit www.NANOE.org to download Nominees’ Program Guides.