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The Accidental Philanthropist

Dan Duffy | Posted 07.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

Regardless of how successful your philanthropic effort is, take heart in the fact that you had the desire to change the world, and we are all better for it.

Nonprofit Brands in the Age of Supporter Shift (Part 3)

Marc Chardon and Hal Williams | Posted 05.13.2013 | Impact
Marc Chardon and Hal Williams

So, now that we've covered the evolution of branding and what a brand is, let's take a look at the importance of having a living brand.

And the Most Important Generation In History Is...

Dina Khayal | Posted 05.06.2013 | College
Dina Khayal

Whether you are saving elephants by banning the ivory trade in Thailand with WWF or speaking up for a cause you are passionate about. all our collaborative efforts have true meaning and power, so use them wisely.

Sustainable Satisfaction: How Aging Makes Your Mind More Charitable

Ben Thomas | Posted 05.01.2013 | Science
Ben Thomas

What is it that draws so many of us to community causes as we age? Is it just an excess of wealth that inspires philanthropy, or are our brains actually learning to perceive our relationships with the world around us in different ways?

Yoga Gives Back Fights Poverty in India, One Woman at a Time

Jill Lawson | Posted 04.01.2013 | Impact
Jill Lawson

It is of grave importance that we do not use yoga to perpetuate our freedom to self indulge. We could consider taking our newfound inspiration we've gained via yoga, and use it to empower other women, who may be less fortunate.

Service as the Secret to Self-esteem: 30 Days of Service

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 03.26.2013 | Impact
Mark Goulston, M.D.

"Whether you are a CEO or a secretary, self-employed or unemployed, rich or poor, a 20-something or a 60-something, a master at the task or a first-timer, none of those labels matter when you are serving. I like to think of service as a great equalizer."

A Million Thank Yous!

Dave Girgenti | Posted 03.25.2013 | Good News
Dave Girgenti

If someone does something nice, you should thank them. It's a simple and easy thing to do. Right But what if I wanted to thank 1 million people from all over the country for doing nice things? You may be wondering how I would possibly know a million nice people... Well, I actually do!

New Yorkers Unite to Support the Somaly Mam Foundation Charity Benefit

Culture-ist | Posted 03.24.2013 | Impact
Culture-ist

Brave Is Beautiful was the theme that rung clear at an event to support the Somaly Mam Foundation on Thursday night in New York City. The purpose of the event was to raise $25,000 for the Somaly Mam Foundation, a nonprofit that is committed to ending modern slavery.

Sad, Funny, and Strange Santa Letters From 100 Years Ago

Alex Palmer | Posted 02.20.2013 | New York
Alex Palmer

My great granduncle used to answer Santa's mail. For decades, letters that kids addressed to Santa Claus went to the post office's Dead Letter Office. But in 1913, my grandma's uncle approached the postmaster with an idea of how to answer these wishes.

Use an Anti-Charity to Kick Start Your New Year's Resolutions

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 02.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Vanessa Van Edwards

Most motivation behaviors are rewards for achievement, but what if there was a punishment for not achieving your goals? Enter the anti-charity. The less you believe in the cause, the harder you'll work to succeed at your goal!

5 Ways to Support Non-Profit Organizations

Women & Co | Posted 12.18.2012 | Impact
Women & Co

If you're anything like me, you probably struggle to make enough "me time." With most hours of the day devoted to job, family, and commuting, most of us struggle to find energy to devote to ourselves, let alone philanthropic causes.

The Imperfect Storm: Nonprofits Need to Be Data-Driven (Series Post 5)

Marc Chardon and Hal Williams | Posted 09.24.2012 | Impact
Marc Chardon and Hal Williams

The effective use of data is paramount in nonprofit operations and in the way they tell their story to you, the supporter. Have you heard a good story lately? Chances are, it had good data backing it up.

The Business 9 Women Kept A Secret For Three Decades

Posted 10.18.2012 | MarloThomas

One of the reasons I started my website was so that women could have a place to come together and dream. Women should know that they don't have to hol...

Study: Charitable Giving Increased 4% In 2011

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 08.19.2012 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Americans are often cited as the most generous people in the world! Did you know that giving by individuals -- people like you and me -- accounted for 88% of all donations made in 2011?

ReThink Review: Pink Ribbons, Inc.

Jonathan Kim | Posted 08.06.2012 | Women
Jonathan Kim

This film urges us to look hard at what charities like Komen are really saying about breast cancer, those who have it and the companies trying to "pinkwash" themselves, insulating themselves from criticism.

Over Half Of Nonprofits Only Have Enough Cash For 3 Months Or Less

Posted 04.03.2012 | Impact

Though demand for services is up, an alarming percentage of nonprofits don't have enough cash on hand to last more than three months. After intervi...

Who Is Trying to Destroy the Humane Society?

Richard Schiffman | Posted 05.28.2012 | Media
Richard Schiffman

Just as we require political ads to disclose the sources of their funding, we should make sure that these faceless front groups come out of the shadows and tell us up front -- on the ads themselves -- who exactly is paying for them.

Nonprofits Should Be in the Business of Going Out of Business

Thenera Bailey | Posted 05.15.2012 | Impact
Thenera Bailey

Too often, creating sustainable solutions to social problems gets replaced by the creation of solutions that will sustain our organizations and keep our doors open.

The Great Charitable Myth

Heather Higgins | Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics
Heather Higgins

Soup kitchens over art and music programs? Social justice over inner city education? Homeless shelters over medical research? ACORN over the environment? With the thousands of charitable organizations in existence, do we really want these decisions politicized and manipulated?

Would the Next Courageous Marketer Please Rise Up

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 11.17.2011 | Impact
Sarah O'Leary

The stigma of brand vs. "scary charity" association was in the minds of brand marketers, not in those of shoppers and consumers.

How To Talk To Your Kids About The News

Brian Buck | Posted 06.07.2011 | Impact
Brian Buck

Whether you're talking about it with them or not, your kids are thinking about the headlines they see and hear about in the news.

U.S., U.K. Charities Try Different Investment Strategies

Posted 06.05.2011 | Impact

Although charities on either side of the pond may have similar missions or causes, U.S. and U.K. nonprofits distinctly differ when it comes to investm...

Nonprofits Get Creative to Keep the Donations Coming

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jennifer Schwab

Many previously flush donors have been forced to cut back on their generosity. Asking the remaining contributors to dig deeper is not the answer in most cases. What's a nonprofit to do?

Running On Fumes: Nonprofits Make Cuts As Gas Prices Climb

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

As the cost of gas increases, nonprofits that provide transportation or services for needy people are wondering if the escalating prices will force th...

Cultivating Contagion in the Social Media Sphere

Rishi Dave | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Rishi Dave

Direct conversations with your customers are incredibly powerful, but the seeming lack of control can be unnerving. So how can you engage at a meaningful level?