Purpose for Nonprofit Nexus

 

The Nonprofit NEXUS is hosted by the Nonprofit Management Programs at the University of Central Florida. This site serves as a platform for the nonprofit community to network, post events to the Community Calendar, post jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities. Please login here to use any of the services.

Ask an Expert – Question and Answers

Board Governance

As the executive director of a growing nonprofit, I am frustrated that members of our board of directors often don’t show up for meetings and are not connected to the organization. How can I get them be more engaged in their role and to the important work of our organization?

Volunteer Recruitment

Can you share best practices for volunteer recruitment? My agency uses at least 5 - 10 volunteers on a daily basis and some additional during events.

Fundraising

Where can I find helpful information and professional assistance regarding ethics and philanthropy?

        • Practice their profession with integrity, honesty, truthfulness and adherence to the absolute obligation to safeguard the public trust
        • Act according to the highest goals and visions of their organizations, professions, clients and consciences
        • Put philanthropic mission above personal gain;
        • Inspire others through their own sense of dedication and high purpose
        • Improve their professional knowledge and skills, so that their performance will better serve others
        • Demonstrate concern for the interests and well-being of individuals affected by their actions
        • Value the privacy, freedom of choice and interests of all those affected by their actions
        • Foster cultural diversity and pluralistic values and treat all people with dignity and respect
        • Affirm, through personal giving, a commitment to philanthropy and its role in society
        • Adhere to the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable laws and regulations
        • Advocate within their organizations adherence to all applicable laws and regulations
        • Avoid even the appearance of any criminal offense or professional misconduct
        • Bring credit to the fundraising profession by their public demeanor
        • Encourage colleagues to embrace and practice these ethical principles and standards
        • Be aware of the codes of ethics promulgated by other professional organizations that serve philanthropy