How Business Retention and Expansion Programs Can Play a Vital Role in Economic Recovery

John SchoberBusinesses, Economic Development, Government, Nonprofits, Technology

business retention and expansion

Business Retention and Expansion programs are taking on increasing importance across the country as communities look to mitigate the negative economic impact of the pandemic. These efforts can help local and regional businesses regain their footing and prosper in the new market environment. What is Business Retention and Expansion? The term is used to describe efforts to help local business … Read More

Can More Self-Interest Help In the Social Cause Economy?

John SchoberCross-Sector Collaboration, Nonprofits

Is the nonprofit sector becoming more selfish? In the hearts of the people working in the sector…not likely. But in the ways that groups and organizations are advancing their missions, there is growing evidence that more self-interest is good for the sector. The inspiration for the question originated from a recent article in Nonprofit Quarterly that distinguishes between nonprofits with a “doing … Read More

Giving Tuesday Donation Trends Keep Rising

John SchoberGiving, Nonprofits

#GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement centered around a single day of giving…the Tuesday after the Thanksgiving Holiday in the US. This movement exemplifies important trends in the social cause economy: The use of technology to improve efficiency and manage an increasing amount of data Disparate groups coming together to advance shared interests Increasing use of metrics in the management … Read More

Building a Community of Nonprofits

John SchoberCommunities of Practice, Nonprofits, Technology

catholic charities

I recently attended the Annual Gathering for Catholic Charities as an exhibitor for Cureo. Catholic Charities affiliates are well known as strong collaborators in their communities, so we were eager to introduce many of them to our platform.  Conferences always provide the opportunity to get out of the weeds and see elements of the big picture, and this conference provided … Read More