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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...

What digital lessons can we learn from the campaign season?

Laura Packard | Posted 05.09.2016 | Impact
Laura Packard

There are several specific bipartisan awards given out to political campaigns every year for their best-in-the-country digital efforts. What campaigns...

Former Private Eye Focuses Camera on Non-profits in Need

Leanna Johnson | Posted 04.14.2016 | Impact
Leanna Johnson

With over 150 countries, 10 books and two prosperous companies to his credit, Bill Kizorek, 70, is a living success story.

The Global Search for Education: Planet Earth needs a new 'Billionaires' List

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.13.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

What if we defined Billionaires as entrepreneurs helping to solve earth's most pressing challenges? What if we disrupted Forbes Magazine criteria f...

Making Birthdays Meaningful

Tim McDonald | Posted 04.12.2016 | Impact
Tim McDonald

For this birthday, I set up a personal fundraiser for No Kid Hungry, a cause I am passionate about. I'm asking everyone who wishes me a happy birthday that it will be meaningful if they can support my wishes by donating or spreading the word.

The Social Venture Journey with Matthew Abrams

Alex Budak | Posted 04.13.2016 | Impact
Alex Budak

That moment when a budding social entrepreneur is on the cusp of starting a potentially world-changing venture is equal parts thrilling and terrifying...

Being an Intentional Neighbor: 5 Things I Learned from The Dream Campaign

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 04.11.2016 | Impact
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Their refrigerator is covered with artwork, homework, drawings and special notes. Scattered about the house are toys, craft supplies, and evidence of...

WATCH: Recycled Flowers Brighten Thousands of Lives

HooplaHa | Posted 03.02.2016 | Good News
HooplaHa

Flowers really do have the power to heal! Random Acts of Flowers is a non-profit organization that recycles flowers into beautiful bouquets that are d...

FEIH Takes Flight: How One Plane Ride Changed My Life

Foundation for Education in Honduras | Posted 01.29.2016 | Impact
Foundation for Education in Honduras

Schools are often rundown and unable to address the students' basic needs. Crumbling infrastructure leads to uncomfortable and unsanitary conditions for students and teachers. When these conditions are accompanied by a lack of basic school supplies, learning becomes virtually impossible.

Breaking news: how to handle when it hits your non-profit

Laura Packard | Posted 01.22.2016 | Impact
Laura Packard

Since it's debate season and election season this winter, you may be wondering how your non-profit can take part in larger news events. Will they ment...

Non-Profits and Social Media: Using Social Advertising to Tell Your Story

Tulani Elisa | Posted 01.05.2016 | Business
Tulani Elisa

Don't run ads just to run ads. Start with goals that you want to achieve on social. These could be growing your audience, gaining attention for an initiative or even raising money in a crisis situation.

The IRS Request That Could Help Identity Thieves

Adam Levin | Posted 12.18.2015 | Crime
Adam Levin

In September, the IRS proposed giving nonprofits the option of providing more information about people who contribute $250 or more. What kind of information you ask?

Fostering a 'Win-Win' Corporate Partnership

Gary Laermer | Posted 12.16.2015 | Impact
Gary Laermer

While this shift from "corporate giving" to "corporate partnership" requires sharper stewardship by development officers, it is a win-win for both parties. Developing a mutually beneficial partnership can advance a company's objectives while yielding a strong and enduring supporter for the nonprofit.

An "Uber Ambitious" New Vision for Saving the Amazon

Regina Varolli | Posted 12.16.2015 | Impact
Regina Varolli

The vision came from the tribal healers themselves, as RUNA CEO Tyler Gage explained, "They came to us and said 'We're disappearing, and our knowledge...

Consider Smart Compassion This Giving Season

Juanita Rilling | Posted 12.01.2015 | Impact
Juanita Rilling

If you are planning to donate to charity on Giving Tuesday or throughout the holiday season, consider the importance of Smart Compassion -- giving in ways that help the greatest number of people and their communities with the greatest speed and efficiency.

Recruiting and Maintaining Millennials in Membership Organizations

Janice Celeste | Posted 10.29.2015 | Business
Janice Celeste

Millennials started reaching adulthood around the year 2000 and organizations have been racking their marketing brains trying to figure out how to get and keep this demographic.

How You Can Help the Syrian Refugees: Solar-Powered Lights

MeiMei Fox | Posted 11.04.2015 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

Experienced international crisis volunteer and founder of the US-based non-profit Third Wave Volunteers, Alison Thompson, is currently bringing solar-powered lights to the refugees on the Greek island of Lesvos.

The Revolution Will Not Be Funded: Testing and the Problem With Grant-Driven Educational Projects

Rick Ayers | Posted 10.27.2015 | Education
Rick Ayers

President Obama has finally declared that the educational establishment's obsession with high-stakes testing has gone too far. It reminded me of a disagreement that broke out recently in a teacher professional development planning meeting.

How Can You Drive Viral Growth and Improve Poverty At the Same Time? Enter The Playbook

Communications Week | Posted 10.26.2015 | Business
Communications Week

How do you break through the clutter and drive viral growth, make yourself a leader in your space AND improve your community all at the same time? Enter the Playbook - an emerging trend in communications

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.

WATCH: Teens Recovering From Eating Disorders Start Something Special

HooplaHa | Posted 10.13.2015 | Teen
HooplaHa

Today's "Chicken Soup For The Soul Moment" brings you two teens helping others! If you thought high school kids only cared about #selfies and social m...

A Non-Profit, From an Insider's Perspective

Publicolor | Posted 10.08.2015 | Impact
Publicolor

Publicolor is a longterm youth development program that engages high-risk students ages 12-24 in their education year-round in a continuum of design-based programs that mentor them for success three days a week for four to five years before and then through college until graduation.

Ed Asner, Shannon Penrod, Shannon Des Roches Rosa Respond to Autism Speaks Criticism

Sara Gershfeld | Posted 09.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Sara Gershfeld

As an active member in the autism community, with no formal affiliation or financial relationship with Autism Speaks, I think it is important for us to engage in these discussions openly and often, with respect and tolerance for both perspectives.

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

Gary Oppenheimer | Posted 09.10.2015 | 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.

Small Business and Non-profit Social Media Marketing Strategy

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 08.26.2015 | Business
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

Small organizations often have a large problem. Social media have become more important for branding, awareness, engagement and business goals, but one community manager can only do so much.