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How to Insure Your Nonprofit: Q&A with an Insurance and Risk Management Expert

Parker Beauchamp | Posted 06.22.2016 | Business
Parker Beauchamp

Understanding the unique risks your nonprofit can encounter is the key to purchasing proper protection and increasing transparency.

These are People. Not Stories to be Sold.

Rachel Goble | Posted 06.20.2016 | Impact
Rachel Goble

The anti-trafficking world turned 15 this year (by definition), and it seems like we're starting to, well, act 15 as well. Stories of deceit, of trickery, of allowing white lies to grow into big hairy black ones continue to emerge.

Public Pianos, Vandalism & the Metrics of Hope (or, How to Win 99% of Bets)

Camille Zamora | Posted 06.18.2016 | Arts
Camille Zamora

There is much discussion in nonprofit-land these days about how we measure impact. To that end, how do we leverage the success metric of Sing for Hope Pianos placed in "at-risk" neighborhoods? Over 99% of these beautiful artist-designed pianos emerge not only un-vandalized, but having uplifted spirits on a broad scale.

They Are Someone's Children Too: Caring for the Children of Honduras

Foundation for Education in Honduras | Posted 06.03.2016 | Impact
Foundation for Education in Honduras

BY JON HENES "We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved, and uncared for is...

Going Against the Flow: Alaina Percival, CEO of Women Who Code

Charu Sharma | Posted 05.31.2016 | Women
Charu Sharma

Prior to Women Who Code, Alaina worked at PUMA's headquarters in Germany, as well as Riviera Partners and Snip.it, acquired by Yahoo. Alaina is also a CodePath Advisor. She loves chocolate and has visited more than 60 countries.

Our Generation and the Fight Against Slavery

Nic McKinley | Posted 05.17.2016 | Impact
Nic McKinley

I was born in 1978, and depending on the source referenced, I am either at the tail end of generation X, the first of the millennial generation, or so...

Paying it Forward This Mother's Day

Lauran Code | Posted 05.05.2016 | Impact
Lauran Code

We often think about giving back during the winter holidays - Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and the like tend to evoke those feelings of philanthr...

Startup Insider: How This Y-Combinator Backed Startup Is Bringing Solar to Developing Countries

David Ongchoco | Posted 04.18.2016 | Impact
David Ongchoco

Startup Insider is a series of articles with the goal of helping aspiring founders and entrepreneurs understand the ins and outs of starting a startup...

Are You Cut Out For A Career In Public Health?

Erin McKelle | Posted 03.31.2016 | Education
Erin McKelle

I've had my fair share of experience working in public health, the most significant of such in my role as the Communications Associate for YTH, working to empower youth through technology-based health initiatives.

What Does MLK National Day of Service Mean to Us?

Faisal Qazi | Posted 01.14.2016 | Los Angeles
Faisal Qazi

For me the MLK Day has become more than just a day of service or an opportunity to promote volunteerism. It has become a response and a struggle to retain all that is good in our society and a fight against the marginalization of all people.

Going Against the Flow: Jennifer Barker, CEO & Cofounder of Per Diems Against Poverty

Charu Sharma | Posted 12.25.2015 | Impact
Charu Sharma

Jennifer Barker is the Chief Executive Officer and Co­founder of Per Diems Against Poverty, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in 2015 to reallocate donated per diems, or meal allowances, to provide food for Americans struggling with poverty and food insecurity.

These Kids Can't Control Their Excitement Over 'Dream' Gifts

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 12.23.2015 | Parents

These children got a sweet surprise when Santa Claus showed up. BuzzFeed partnered with non-profit New Economics For Women to help bring Christmas ch...

It Takes a Vegan Village to Raise a Pig 

M. Shannon Hernandez | Posted 10.29.2015 | Green
M. Shannon Hernandez

Over 120 people gathered around the bonfire at Tamerlaine Farm Animal Sanctuary in New Jersey to listen to the story of how two chickens, named Uri an...

When Being Cheap Isn't Worth the Cost for Non-Profits

Alex Budak | Posted 10.20.2015 | Impact
Alex Budak

I believe there are three specific areas where it's imperative that non-profits spend more money, rather than less. And paradoxically by spending more money in these ways, it will reduce the total amount of money the organization spends over the long-term, all while magnifying the impact.

Teen Moms Need to Expect Better

Amy Wright | Posted 10.07.2015 | Impact
Amy Wright

We have got to empower, educate and support these young women and their kids. We must show them that there is a way and that people do care and are willing to help.

How to Use Search Engine Optimization For Your Nonprofit

Laura Packard | Posted 09.24.2015 | Impact
Laura Packard

One of the first things you should do as you launch your site (after you have set up an SEO plugin and/or made the appropriate SEO adjustments to your pages) is to tell Google to come crawl it. There are a few different ways to do this.

Give Us the Whole Truth About Fracking

Marc Ross | Posted 08.25.2015 | Green
Marc Ross

The facts are slippery when it comes to the great fracking debate in America, where truth, lies, and spin often collide, and end up leaving us confused and dizzy -- all thanks to the courtesy of the powers that be.

Three Things We Can All Learn from Google's Evolution

Leon Stavrou | Posted 08.17.2015 | Impact
Leon Stavrou

I run a small non-profit, but I see three big lessons for little organizations like ours -- as well as for the young men and women we serve -- in the evolution announced on Monday by one of the most innovative organizations on the planet -- the high-tech giant Google.

Fixing No Child Left Behind: We Must All Work Together to Ensure Student Success

Stacey D. Stewart | Posted 07.13.2016 | Education
Stacey D. Stewart

When Estefania first came to Lincoln Elementary School in Lehigh Valley, PA, she struggled to speak English and to participate in school. But now, she's an enthusiastic, engaged student who's taken on leadership roles and mentoring younger students.

Climate Change And The True Wealth Of Nature And Prosperity

Marc Ross | Posted 05.19.2016 | Green
Marc Ross

Species are already being erased and humans are creating their own geological epoch rather than natural forces. Frighteningly, we don't even entirely understand what all of this will mean or ultimately lead to.

Finding a Name

Erica Barnes | Posted 05.13.2016 | Impact
Erica Barnes

In 2014, Philip and I founded the Chloe's Fight Rare Disease Foundation whose mission it is to fund research that finds treatments for rare and underfunded diseases such as metachromatic leukodystrophy. We are often called heroes but we aren't.

Meet a Feminist Hero at the Heart of the Ebola Crisis

Sarah Beauchamp | Posted 05.12.2016 | Impact
Sarah Beauchamp

Body Team 12, one of the many body teams working to collect victims in Liberia during the Ebola crisis, stands several feet away. Only one member approaches at first, Garmai Sumo, the only female member of the team.

Tamara Mena, Motivational Speaker, Model and Wheelchair User On Staying Positive and Advocating For A Cure For Spinal Cord Injuries

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 06.22.2015 | Women
Sarah Blahovec

Prior to her accident, Tamara was set on becoming a fitness model. Her paralysis changed the course of her modeling: "I was in my best shape before the accident, especially my legs and abs. And ironically that's what I lost after the injury as a T-3 paraplegic.

A Pebble in the Road to Change

Amber Browning-Coyle | Posted 06.07.2015 | Impact
Amber Browning-Coyle

One of the great truths in life is that the tiniest of things can sometimes spark the greatest change. In my case the tiniest of things was not an actual thing, but a small little girl named Katie.

Companies are Agents of Transformation and Must Take on This Responsibility

Guilherme Leal | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
Guilherme Leal

I believe that companies are, above all, agents of transformation. We all work at an intersection of economic, political, social and environmental dimensions and have either positive or negative impacts on all of them.