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Funding Nonprofits

How to Start Your Own Nonprofit

NerdWallet | Posted 03.19.2017 | Business

By Benjamin Pimentel Nonprofit organizations often come from the heart. They can begin with a goal of addressing a social or community issue or nee...

Who Is Helping the Animals Near You? Likely Not the ASPCA

Ken White | Posted 09.11.2016 | San Francisco
Ken White

As the saying goes, it's déjà vu all over again. This weekend I received two letters from the New York City-based ASPCA. The letters were identical, although they came with different envelope stuffers. Why does this seem familiar?

The Problem With (Many) Nonprofits

Rhys Harper | Posted 07.27.2016 | Queer Voices
Rhys Harper

You don't need a fancy website with Flash graphics. Really, I promise you -- you don't. In fact, please stop hiring web development firms that cost tens of thousands of dollars.

You've Probably Never Heard Of The Billionaire Philanthropist Quietly Transforming Charity

Co.Exist | JESSICA LEBER | Posted 10.08.2014 | Impact

Some people are into extreme sports, others extreme eating. You could call self-made billionaire Chuck Feeney an extreme philanthropist. Feeney, th...

Creating Generous Cultures in Our Nonprofit Organizations

Barbara Bonner | Posted 05.10.2014 | Impact
Barbara Bonner

An organization that honors generosity is clear in its mission and encourages bold implementation. Because the stakes are high and our resources are limited, we are all too often afraid of boldness.

Nonprofits Must Stop Apologizing For Needing Money

Nell Edgington | Posted 02.18.2014 | Impact
Nell Edgington

If you have a smart organizational strategy you can confidently ask a potential donor to invest in a solid, well-thought out plan for creating change to a problem they care about. And that's much less awkward than asking someone to just give, right?

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?

Fixing Your Nonprofit Board: When Incremental Steps Aren't Enough

Alice Korngold | Posted 05.03.2012 | Impact
Alice Korngold

Assess and enhance your board's composition, practices, and structure based on the direction in which you are taking the organization. This is the path to building a better world.

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?

No Profits Without Nonprofits

Robert Egger | Posted 01.02.2012 | DC
Robert Egger

America needs leaders who don't clutch to the antiquated notion that businesses drive the economy while charities do good deeds.

Making Social Enterprise Work: A Funder's Perspective

Paul Lamb | Posted 11.07.2011 | Impact
Paul Lamb

There are many other lessons to be learned and shared when it comes to supporting the launch and growth of community-based social enterprises in the nonprofit sector.

Nonprofits: Open Up Your Data, Become a Platform Organization

Tanja Aitamurto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tanja Aitamurto

Nonprofit organizations are facing a similar challenge to other organizations: the old structures don't apply to this era, and the new structures are yet to be found.