New Working Group to Focus on Effective Performance Management
Government agencies and nonprofits are increasingly reporting publicly on program outcomes and their impact on social issues. Developing metrics of success and evaluating programs against them promotes transparency, accountability and effectiveness, but can be challenging to do well. RCLA and Accenture have launched a series of high-level meetings for public and nonprofit executives to learn about and engage in effective performance measurement.
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Videos Spotlight the Latest from the Moral Courage Project
Irshad Manji, the director of the Moral Courage Project and an RCLA scholar, talks about a groundbreaking documentary and human rights campaign in summer 2009, what it means to be a “global citizen” in today’s interdependent world, and the role moral courage plays in addressing the significant leadership challenges of today.
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Activists and Scholars Address Race and Leadership at the World Social Forum
Participants from across the globe contributed to a discussion on Race and Leadership hosted by social change activists and researchers at the World Social Forum in Brazil. Reflections from the event offer insights into how the work of leaders of color can be delegitimized and the importance of ensuring that those most affected by social issues can take the lead in addressing them. Central to discussions were the ways research can either erect or dismantle barriers between universities and society around issues of race and identity.
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Engaging People and Driving Your Mission: New Strategies for Talent Development
What professional development opportunities should you invest in for staff? What happens to your culture when the founder leaves or the organization quadruples in size? How do you motivate star performers in a cost-constrained environment? High-achieving nonprofits are grappling with these and other questions about the best ways to develop staff to excel in the future. “Engaging Your People and Driving Your Mission,” an event by Korn Consulting Group, On-Ramps, and RCLA generated practical strategies for a variety of talent management issues.
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Women of Color Policy Network Executive Director C. Nicole Mason analyzes what it will take to move individuals and families out of poverty in ten years in a new article for the Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity, the leading nonpartisan forum on poverty in the country.
RCLA Executive Director Bethany Godsoe notes that Mayor Bloomberg is presenting long-term solutions for nonprofits in The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s “New York City Mayor Is a Force for Philanthropy in Tough Times.”
The Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in Public Service is now accepting applications for the 2010 Class. The eight-month program provides young public service leaders with unique career planning, professional enrichment and networking opportunities. Applicants should be recent college graduates currently employed in public service in NYC. Applications are due by September 16, 2009.
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The Social Change Leadership Network learning sessions, “How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media Tools to Enhance Their Social Justice Impact,” on August 10, 12 and 14 are filled to capacity. To join the waiting list, please email us.