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About The Nonprofit Center

With 30 years of experience at the forefront in helping nonprofit organizations throughout the Delaware Valley strengthen themselves, their boards and their staffs, The Nonprofit Center at La Salle University's School of Business recognizes that all nonprofits -- no matter how admirable their mission -- must be able to implement and maintain strong business practices in order to compete in today's competitive and complex world.  We are called a management service organization, providing services to nonprofits that are grounded in best practices in nonprofit management, governance and operation.   

This jobsite was created to help ensure that the region's nonprofits have access to the best talent available to help them fulfill their missions.  It also underscores our commitment to excellence in nonprofit leadership by making connections between individuals who wish to serve as board members and volunteers and the organizations who value this service.

 

From the blog

Making the Band-Aid Stick

Posted by Laura Otten, Ph.D., Director on 11 October 2019, 11:18 am

One of the enjoyable debates I have with students, and those who are philanthropically minded, is about addressing root causes vs. applying band-aids.  It often flows from a mention of Andrew Carnegie and his philosophy on giving and the responsibilities of the wealthy, much of which is laid out in his “The Gospel of Wealth.”  His thinking makes it easy to jump to the question of whether to fund organizations that work at eradicating the root causes of society’s problems or those that provide band-aids to treat the consequences of those problems. I would argue that there is no right.

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