CVCOC takes bold step to address hunger in Orange County

In alignment with IMPACT 2030 global initiative, the CVCOC has created an action team to address Hunger in Orange County. ...

Jan 12, 2018
Jan 10, 2018

Take the Orange County Nonprofit Sector Pulse Check Survey!

OneOC wants to know more about YOU, the nonprofit professional by taking the Nonprofit Sector Pulse Check survey. ...

Jun 2, 2017

Investing in your organization’s staff is a win-win

Finding, attracting and retaining talent are challenges across all organizations, whether it be in the private or nonprofit sector. It often seems like businesses in the private sector can afford mor ...

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Aug 14, 2014

Why Coaching for Nonprofits?

Originally written by Adrianne Dumond at ECofOCAccording to a July 2011 survey done by the American Management Association, about half of the membership companies of AMA use coaching as a tool to pre ...

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Jul 16, 2014

Succession Planning

By: Janine McDonald, OneOC Consultant Advisory Group member)According to a Bridgespan Group survey, leadership development and succession planning for senior leader positions is the single greatest o ...

Jun 11, 2014

How to Increase Your Board's Effectiveness

What does an effective board look like?While oversight is fundamental to the sustainability of a nonprofit, it is simply not enough.A board's performance is closely tied to overall organizational gro ...

Mar 12, 2014

Nonprofit Strategic Planning: Why most nonprofits fail

By Janine McDonaldNonprofit Strategic Planning is very similar to the holidays.There’s a lot of activity leading up to the event, followed by a great deal of anticipation, then suddenly it’s all over ...

Feb 8, 2014

Need trained board members?

OneOC is unveiling the "not new, yet definitely improved" Board Connection program!Does your nonprofit need trained board members?If your nonprofit is either a OneOC Accelerated or Premium Member (hi ...

Jan 16, 2014

What is Succession Planning, and Why Is It Important?

By Janine McDonaldIn a nutshell, succession planning is about having the right number of people with the right skills, experiences and competencies in the right jobs at the right time.Nonprofit board ...

Jan 15, 2014

More committee work yields more success

The glittering ball fell at midnight and, once again, I made a pact with myself, though nothing particularly new.Work out more consistently. Don't rush bedtime with my son.And, at work, I decided to ...

Jan 14, 2014

Short-term goals, long view

By Julie HoldawayPublished in the Orange County Register on October 14, 2013It wasn't so long ago when the five-year plan was requisite.Nowadays, looking so far into the future increasingly is a fict ...

Oct 15, 2013

Before raising money, raise your dream

By Julie HoldawayPublished in the Orange County Register on July 15, 2013Success for nonprofit organizations means matching big goals with specific strategies.My favorite quote by Thoreau is about bu ...

Jul 15, 2013

Grooming our future leaders

By Julie HoldawayPublished in the Orange County Register on June 17, 2013Developing those who will take charge down the road requires giving them room to grow into their roles, so they will be well p ...

Jun 19, 2013

Helping boss' bosses boss

OneOC board Chairman Arnie Pinkston volunteers at the Boys & Girls Club Brea.By Julie HoldawayPublished in the Orange County Register on May 27, 2013With little time, nonprofits' board members need t ...

May 27, 2013

Reasonable pay? It's a tough question

By Julie HoldawayPublished in the Orange County Register on May 20, 2013Nonprofits need to be open, honest and follow previous examples of what top executives are earning.When asked about salaries in ...

May 20, 2013

Want real commitment? Get it in writing

By Julie HoldawayPublished in the Orange County Register on May 13, 2013Signing on the dotted line is a powerful tool for nonprofits, something they should require of board members.For two months I'v ...

May 13, 2013

Assessments: Stop, Reflect Listen

Think you already know what ails your organization?What’s telling you? Your gut?Well, that’s one way to get a read on your nonprofit, but performing an assessment is a far more useful and accurate wa ...

Feb 20, 2013

Behind every successful nonprofit is... a coach?

What would the Lakers have done without Phil Jackson? UCLA without John Wooden? Would Michael Phelps have accomplished his feats without the help of a coach?What can a coach do for you?In sports, we ...

Jan 22, 2013

My Favorite Four-Letter Words

By: James M. Greenfield, ACFRE, FAHPOneOC Consultant Advisory Group memberEveryone has a favorite word or expression they use often.  What are your favorite words to use for fundraising?  I have sev ...

Oct 8, 2012
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