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Bragging about program-to-admin ratios is a destructive practice that needs to die

Our friends at the entertaining—and educational--Nonprofit With Balls blog are urging all nonprofits to stop using program-to-admin ratios.

The 60 Minute Plan For Increasing Your Fundraising By 100% This Year

A number of years ago, while serving as the Executive Director of a non-profit, I faced a crisis.


Magic Bus

Guest Blog from Sarah Lam, Director of the Education Center at Mohawk Valley Community College

Literacy Volunteers of Chemung and Schuyler Counties—Media Coverage

The challenges of illiteracy were highlighted in a recent Elmira media piece on WETM TV 18.


Literacy Volunteers of Rochester Wins!

In December, Literacy Volunteers of Rochester(LVR) participated in an online campaign for votes from the YELP Foundation.

The Power of PSAs

I was looking for a very specific Public Service Announcement yesterday. It was a PSA that I saw when I was about 10 years old—and it made me want to work for adult literacy. It literally changed my life although it is more accurate to say that it shaped my life.

Literacy Success Story

Cecilia Brock, Director of Literacy of Northern New York shared a student success story about her ESL student, Marcia Burns--a native of Brazil.


The "Real" Meaning Behind Common Nonprofit Terms and Concepts

Anyone who works for a nonprofit knows that there are many unique challenges. And that is putting it nicely!

Compassion and the Nonprofit Professional

Stress is part of any workplace. Working in the human service industry increases the normal stress level as we often work with people in need.

10 Things All Fundraisers Should Do in February

According to Tina Jepson at CauseVox, February is a perfect month to catch up on some fundraising tasks.


Literacy and Football?

When we think of football players, we usually don't think about book clubs—or beefy football players pushing literacy efforts—but Superbowl Champion New England Patriot Malcolm Mitchell is one of us.


Final Words

Education is the key. So often that's the message, isn't it?


Speak Up!

Since we are talking about letters to the editor, it's a great time to grab your keyboard and bang one out!

Funding For Adult Education

As we welcome new leadership in Washington, literacy advocates must make sure that we have adult education at the top of our agenda.


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