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Funding Non Profits

What's Lost When We Don't Invest in Non-Profits

Gary Oppenheimer | Posted 09.10.2016 | Impact
Gary Oppenheimer

We would have never accept the "why do we need computers - we have paper and pens" argument in the corporate world, yet in the non-profit world, funding tends to flow the way it always has simply because that is the way it has always been.

The Art of Fundraising

Gary Laermer | Posted 08.18.2016 | Impact
Gary Laermer

One of the questions I am asked most frequently is, "How do you fundraise?" It seems like a simple question but, in practice, asking individuals and corporations for their support is more art than science.

Giving Has Never Been More Contagious

Dr. Misee Harris | Posted 10.20.2014 | Impact
Dr. Misee Harris

Miyya is an amazing young lady who went through a horrible injury at an early age that scarred her for life. She could have become an outsider, as people called her a freak. But Miyya was courageous.

If It's a Contest, Who Wins? Brandraising vs. Fundraising

Gary Laermer | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
Gary Laermer

By marrying branding and fundraising, non-profits can achieve a strong, consistent and persuasive message, one that provides the "who" and the "what" -- and for supporters, the all-important "why."

A Non-profit IPO? Warren Buffet Says 'Yes'

Paul Lamb | Posted 08.21.2013 | Impact
Paul Lamb

Can a private non-profit organization go public by selling shares of its organization through an Initial Public Offering (IPO), just like businesses do when raising investment dollars?

Conversation With Jacque McLaughlin About Gilead House

Nicki Richesin | Posted 07.03.2013 | San Francisco
Nicki Richesin

Jacque McLaughlin, executive director of Gilead House, shares her thoughts about the remarkable work they're doing in Marin County.

Who Cares About Nonprofit Finances? The Top 12 Reasons Why the Most Vulnerable Are at Risk

Fred Leeb | Posted 11.12.2012 | Detroit
Fred Leeb

Who is responsible to ensure that nonprofits operate most efficiently? While the great majority of people in the nonprofit world are good people, this doesn't necessarily mean that the financial system is functioning most effectively.

The Imperfect Storm: Non-profits Need to Start and End With Customers (Series Post 6)

Marc Chardon and Hal Williams | Posted 10.16.2012 | Impact
Marc Chardon and Hal Williams

Whether for-profit or nonprofit, a group that goes right from problem statement to the specification, design and building of a product misses the boat.

The 3 C's of Successful Non-Profit Relationships

Ryan Scott | Posted 10.02.2012 | Impact
Ryan Scott

Like any healthy coupling, the recipe to a happy, long-term business relationship between a non-profit organization and its corporate volunteers and donors is commitment, communication and compromise, with a large dose of appreciation sprinkled on top.

The Life Out Loud: The $29,000 Birthday Swim

MeiMei Fox | Posted 10.01.2012 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

To celebrate her 29th birthday, San Francisco resident, storyteller, landscape architect, urban designer, writer, athlete and born risk-taker Sarah Peck has thrown down the gauntlet.

Taproot's Endorsement for President

Aaron Hurst | Posted 09.04.2012 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

There is only one person we at Taproot believe can lead this nation forward. He is a man who cares deeply about our nation and sees the potential in every American.

No Non-Profit Should Be Left Behind

Marc Joseph | Posted 03.11.2012 | Impact
Marc Joseph

Why do our nonprofits continue to report having less money to provide the services our society has counted on them to deliver?

Are There Just Too Many Nonprofits?

Paul Shoemaker | Posted 12.20.2011 | Impact
Paul Shoemaker

If you ask just about any philanthropist, from big-time givers to Joanne Q. Public, they'll tell you there are "too many non-profits." They need to me...

Online Giving and the Health Landscape

Azita Ardakani | Posted 09.10.2011 | Impact
Azita Ardakani

There is a growing disconnect between the public's perception of their individual micro-actions of giving and how that connects toward a tangible outcome: new treatments for these incurable diseases.

How We Spend Our Money Reflects Our Values

Laura Packard | Posted 02.10.2012 | Impact
Laura Packard

As Gloria Steinem put it, "We can tell our values by looking at our checkbook stubs." But in our time-pressed daily lives, it's hard to make conscious choices whenever we go shopping.

Misconceptions of Working at a Non-Profit

Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone

You have been thinking about how great it might be to follow your passion and work for a non-profit. You fantasize about working with people just like yourself who are passionate about what they do. Sounds great, but is it reality?

The Crowdfunding Playbook

Josh Tetrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Josh Tetrick

Here's a six-step playbook on reaching out and raising money from the crowd. So, turn on your computer, open a web browser and pour a cup of coffee.

Non-Profit Helps NYC Millenials Create Volunteer Programs

The Huffington Post | Grace Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

When Pando Projects founder Milena Arciszewski, was a Kiva Fellow in Africa, she witnessed the importance of funding smaller local initiatives rather ...

TwitPay: Using Twitter to Make a Difference

2morrowknight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

I believe this can lay a foundation for how countless nonprofits can use Twitter going foward. Not simply as a place to post, but rather as a platform to participate.

How to Write a Grant

Daniel Krotz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Daniel Krotz

I've been reviewing a lot of grants applications over the past year. So what does a deserving application look like? Here are five characteristics of a worthwhile project:

The Equity Gap in America...Where are the Dollars?

Bill Donius | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Bill Donius

Do bankers lend money to those who don't need it? The topic was the so-called 'Equity Gap in America.' The group pointed to the difficulty new nonprofits have in seeking working capital to fund their enterprises.

How Can There Be Community Art Centers Without Artists and Their Art?

Lisa Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Lisa Adams

As a gallery, museum, and public artist with 30 years of professional experience , I took an especially keen interest in the issue as to whether Los Angeles should close their community art centers.

We Have to Donate to Chile Too? Disaster Donation This Time Around

Chrissie Brodigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Chrissie Brodigan

Chile is one of the top topics trending on Twitter. But Twitter also reveals sentiments that its socially driven donation network is getting tired with some users tweeting "we have to donate to Chile too?"

Meet the Volunteer You Turned Away

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Susan decided to take action and started to research what people on the streets need. She even sent me links to information that I didn't know. She planned on filling up her car and driving to a park to help.

Gifts for the Sea

Julie Packard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

A half-century ago, Anne Morrow Lindbergh wrote Gifts from the Sea, bestseller in which she described what we as individuals can take away from our times of quiet reflection along the shore.