Welcome to the Nonprofit Director Online

Our objective is simple: to promote knowledge development among the board members and trustees of Alliance for Children and Families and United Neighborhood Centers of America members. Our reach is profound: There are more than 10,000 of you. 

The Nonprofit Director is a quarterly magazine with content designed specifically for you, the more than 10,000 board members and trustees. Distributed quarterly, the Nonprofit Director is delivered to you within the bounds of its big-sister publication, the Alliance for Children & Families Magazine.

As a director or trustee you are at the heart of your organization’s efforts to serve and advocate on behalf of underserved and under-represented populations within our communities and neighborhoods.

Accordingly, you have tremendous responsibility as you guide the development of strategic plans that reflect the needs of those you serve. You also are the evaluator of your organization’s success at achieving mission, and as such must be armed with the information you need to make informed decisions.

Through the Nonprofit Director, and its companion website, you have access to a wealth of information about your role, its impact, and its responsibilities.

Within these two vehicles you’ll find interviews, articles, commentaries, reviews, reprints, and links to resources that will help you understand and appreciate the impact you have on the organizations you serve, and by extension, on their ability to make a difference in the lives of the communities, neighborhoods, and the people within them.

We also hope that you will take advantage of the website to become an active participant in the knowledge development process. Because of its interactive nature, the website can be an exciting forum for the exchange of information with your peers and with the larger community of “friends” who share your commitment and passion for the work of the nonprofit social services sector.

In between issues of the magazine, visit this website regularly. Create and participate in the forums; read additional background information about articles that appeared in the magazine; write responses to those articles; submit personal commentaries; review books, videos, and presentations; and link to additional resources and materials.

And, by all means, network with your peers. Through the forums, you can connect with—either on- or offline to your peers—the thousands of men and women who hold similar governance roles and who share similar challenges, frustrations, and opportunities.

Finally, we’d be remiss if we didn’t also acknowledge our emphasis on your role in expanding the civic voice of your organizations and their constituents or clients. Meaningful systemic change is necessary if we are to change society—if we are to make the world a better place for all of its citizens.

Through the pages of these the Nonprofit Director and its big-sister publication, as well as through the various websites we’ve established for our members and our initiatives, we’ll extol the value of civic engagement as a force for positive change.

So, read the Nonprofit Director and peruse this companion website. Then—and this is critical—become engaged in this effort. Be an active participant in this new community of board directors and trustees.