Nonprofit Profile of CHRIS Kids

Nonprofit Profiles -  From the Desk of:  CHRIS Kids

I conduct a series called 'From the Desk of:  Atlanta Nonprofit Leaders'.  This endeavor is a series of interviews of Executive Directors, Head of Schools and CEOs of local nonprofit organizations.   My Nonprofit Profiles blog posts highlight the most outstanding feature of each leader and his/her organization.  Here are their stories...
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The Psychology behind Volunteering

This is National Volunteer Week 2013 and I want to dig deeper into the reasons that people volunteer (those who give their time without being required to by an outside source).     Why do something if you do not have to?  We often do things that bring us some sort of reciprocation.  Read More

15 Reasons Your Nonprofit Needs Social Media

Social Media is a great outlet for your nonprofit organization.  Many nonprofits now have Facebook Pages, Twitter accounts, You Tube channels, etc.  But some nonprofits may still question the need for actively engaging on these sites or may be confused about the best ways to manage the sites that they have chosen.  Read More

How Does Your Nonprofit Use Its Voice?

I just discovered a new singer/songwriter that I love.  Her name is Jamera and she writes and sings Indi pop.  Jamera has a video clip on her website’s home page where she talks about the joy of sharing her voice in her music.  She explains that all different art forms (music, paint, dance, etc.) allow the artist to share their voice through their art.  She says, “You paint the picture with your voice, with a paintbrush, with your words…it’s all the same thing”.   I believe that nonprofits are another art-form that share their voices regarding each nonprofit’s mission and passion. Read More

5 Reasons Your Nonprofit Could Fail

Last week I spoke about the success of failure.  I shared thoughts regarding how making mistakes and experiencing failures can actually work to your benefit as long as you learn from them and move on.  Today I want to talk about people related failures that nonprofits can experience, as opposed to the logistical ones. Read More