Lending a Hand to TeachingReady

May 16, 2017Alec Green

How often do any of us get to put our work on hold and volunteer for a nonprofit? Not for a few hours during the workday, but for a week, two weeks, or a month?  Think about the impact you could have as a skilled volunteer if you could “pause” your day job and bring your skills, passion, and...

Giving Skilled Immigrants the Tools to Compete

April 28, 2017Alec Green

As Civil War breaks out in Syria, Khalid chooses to speak out against the regime, is jailed, and eventually flees with his family to Jordan.  After some time, he makes his way to the Bay Area on a temporary visa and gains asylum, affording him the same opportunity to seek work as anyone born in...

Our Foundation Ambassadors

October 18, 2016Emmanuelle Lacroix

Our Foundation team is often referred to as “small but mighty”––a committed bunch of Cornerstars working hard to support the Foundation’s goals and deliver lasting impact. The reality, however, is that we don’t always have the bandwidth and staff capacity to seek out qualified partners and...

Charting the Course at NonprofitReady.org

October 17, 2016Alec Green

NonprofitReady.org (NPR) is an open online learning initiative designed to close the gap most nonprofits face in training and retaining their own talent. Thanks to the generous support of experts from across the nonprofit sector, NonprofitReady...

Making an Impact through the Cornerstone Corps

October 17, 2016Alec Green

Two employees of Cornerstone (referred to internally as “Cornerstars”) recently completed a pro bono consulting project as members of the “Cornerstone Corps.” The corps is a group of volunteers within Cornerstone that give their...

NGO Sustainability: Do you have the capabilities?

August 30, 2016John Hailey

There is a growing body of evidence that suggests that many NGOs face a funding crisis. In the UK, we have seen the closure of long-established NGOs such as SkillsShare and the announcement of the end of Progressio all because of funding constraints.

Acknowledging World Humanitarian Day

August 25, 2016Emmanuelle Lacroix

For the third year running, I attended a touching and poignant event that takes place in London:  the Memorial Event for Humanitarian Aid Workers. Every year, this event is held on August 18 – the...

The Role of Power in the Nonprofit Sector

May 03, 2016Emmanuelle Lacroix

I recently attended a couple of events with “Power” as the key theme (stated or implied) and it got me thinking about what power means in the nonprofit sector from the standpoint of capacity and talent development.

Introducing TeachingReady

April 18, 2016Megan Campion

Supporting quality K12 education is one of the most important issues we all face. Whatever side you come out on in the debates around standardized testing, class size, charter schools, or common core, there’s one fact that we all should be able to agree on:

High-quality teaching...

Volunteer Profile: Noémi Monin-Wolter

April 12, 2016Alec Green

Noémi Monin-Wolter believes in the power of nonprofits to transform communities.  Throughout her work life, she was drawn to give her time to various international organizations “I’ve always worked with NGOs, it’s just been a calling. Probably because many of my relatives have been working in a...

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