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Incentivizing Marketing Behavior in Your Staff

As a nonprofit leader, you should always be attempting to optimize your staff’s behavior so that you can maximize your impact while keeping your costs low.

Men Shun Adult Literacy Classes In Malawi

Why does this have anything to do with me? You are probably wondering that, aren’t you?

About that Newsletter

There are dozens of articles out there on how to create a non-profit newsletter.

Happy Holidays from Literacy New York

On behalf of LNY, Happy Holidays to our family—our providers, tutors, students, supporters and friends.

New Theories About Literacy Acquisition Surprise Practitioners

A recent New York Times article, How to Get Your Mind to Read, challenges long held theories about literacy education, calling for a change in literacy instruction.

Career Pathways: From Adult Education to College: Success Factors, Challenges, and Tools

***While New York State uses the TASC as a measure of High School Equivalency, this article is relevant to adult literacy providers***

Turning Volunteers Into Donors

Your best donors might be right in front of you. Research shows that people who volunteer are more likely to donate money to your organization than those who don’t.

Free Webinar For Adult Educators

"Developing College and Career Readiness with Paired Reading"

Friday, November 29th from 2:00 - 3:00PM EST

Nonprofit Salaries

Well, if you are reading this and are currently working at a literacy organization—or other nonprofit—you know that we are usually underpaid! Sad, but true.

Language Lessons

Learning English is a challenge—and literacy groups that provide this service know that it requires time and patience.

Increasing Public Awareness of Low Adult Literacy

ProLiteracy conducted an Omnibus survey this spring to gauge the national public awareness of adult literacy. With the data collected from 1,000 respondents, we discovered some significant results:


Happy International Literacy Day from Literacy New York!

Literacy New York will join organizations across the world in observing International Literacy Day this Friday, September 8th, highlighting the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies. This year's theme is "literacy in a digital world."

End of Summer Musings

The other day I went to a great workshop—about story-telling. Basically, the premise is that nonprofits need to tell their stories more than some currently do.

The Simple, Step-by-Step Process for Getting Your Board to Refer New Prospects to Your Non-Profit

So, if we can speak frankly here—what is it about board members that makes us love them one day and love them not so much the next day???

Upon Returning to Work After Vacation...

Well, here is a companion piece to the self care blog!
I found a perfect article to match my mindset after being on vacation for over a week.

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