May 25, 2017
JA USA CEO, Jack Kosakowski, Pens Monthly Column in Forbes
Last year, Forbes launched the Forbes Nonprofit Council, an invitation-only organization for CEOs who are running successful nonprofits. Jack Kosakowski, CEO of JA USA, was one of the inaugural members, which seeks to connect nonprofit leaders facing challenges in their organizations to resources and people who can assist them. As part of his commitment to the council, Jack pens a monthly column, offering advice on a single topic that's important to nonprofit leaders.
Here's a summary of and links to Jack's most recent columns. We suggest bookmarking or RSSing his column, too!
- How Corporate Responsibility Professionals Use Employee Volunteer Programs: JA USA recently partnered with the Corporate Responsibility Association (CRA) to research the impetus behind and desires of corporate volunteering programs (April 2017).
- How Nonprofit Leaders Can Make Tough Decisions About Technology: Jack suggests asking three questions before investing in new technology (March 2017).
- Building Your Brand On A Nonprofit Budget: How do you build your nonprofit brand with little or no money? Find out how to craft your messaging to reach your key audiences (February 2017).
- Turning Thought Leadership Into Action: With so many senior executives sharing thought leadership, is anyone listening? Jack shares tips for getting noticed (January 2017).
- Don't Lose Sight Of Your Mission By Chasing Dollars: What do you do when a potential funder is looking to support an off-mission initiative, at the same time that you need money to make ends meet? (December 2016).
- Four Questions To Ask Yourself Before Setting Up An Employee Volunteer Program: Jack offers three suggestions to avoid creating a "voluntold" program, in which employees feel pressured to volunteer (December 2016).
- Making Your Impact Transparent To Donors: As donors become ever more strategic about where they put their investments, nonprofits must find ways to measure and report outcomes (November 2016).