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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.

Phoenix Rising: Hav a Sole

Wendy Adamson | Posted 08.11.2015 | Impact
Wendy Adamson

For a year now one man has been on a mission. He turned Hav A Sole into a nonprofit and was featured by Nikon as a photographer who uses his craft to give back. He has donated shoes to local shelters, skid row and to homeless youth centers.

Business Executive 2.0: Managing the Budget

Stephanie Bergeron | Posted 08.06.2015 | College
Stephanie Bergeron

The lines between the profit and non-profit sectors have been blurring. The resource constraints and competitive pressures have yielded a non-profit landscape resembling the profit sector. We have seen a melding of these two business models.

Fundraisers, Are You Ready? Five Tips for a Successful Race Day Fundraising Event

Mark W. Guay | Posted 07.30.2015 | Impact
Mark W. Guay

Back in 1977, Billy Starr hopped on his bicycle and went for a ride. His mother had just died from melanoma and pushing the limits of the physical body helped Starr grieve the loss of his mother.

Carrying the Torch for Inclusion, After the Games Are Over

Torrie Dunlap | Posted 07.22.2015 | Los Angeles
Torrie Dunlap

The Special Olympics World Games will, for a short period of time, make disability visible. But we should not be persuaded that this is what inclusion looks like, and should continue to fight for greater participation by students with disabilities in our schools, communities, and even our sports leagues.

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

Stacey D. Stewart | Posted 07.13.2015 | 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.

How to Create Change -- Even When Nobody Cares

Jaclyn Schiff | Posted 07.08.2015 | Impact
Jaclyn Schiff

If you're one of the bold ones who has ever set out to lead an innovative project -- introducing co-workers, clients or customers to something new, attempting to ask people to do or think a little differently than they usually do -- you've confronted the "nobody cares" moment.

One Board at a Time: Building Cuba's Skateboard Scene

Carlos M. Gutierrez, Jr. | Posted 06.08.2015 | World
Carlos M. Gutierrez, Jr.

Skateboarding is a global family. Language, cultural, and social barriers are broken down everyday throughout the world thanks to the power of a plywood board and four wheels. Therefore, it is of no surprise that American skateboarders have been a key part of rescuing the Cuban skate scene.

How Competent Are Nonprofit Boards In Strategic Planning?

Eugene Fram | Posted 05.17.2015 | Business
Eugene Fram

Nonprofits board interests vary widely. Because many directors are not deeply knowledgeable about the mission field, the management and staff take responsibility for the plan's development and implementation.

Emma Gray

Education and Entrepreneurship: These Organizations Are Helping Women Move Out Of Poverty | Emma Gray | Posted 05.07.2015 | Impact

In cooperation with our longstanding partner Crowdrise, The Huffington Post is celebrating its 10 year anniversary by focusing on the promise of the n...

This Organization Helps Kenyans Accelerate their Careers

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 06.22.2015 | Impact
Jonha Revesencio

This is part of the #CareerAdvice series - featuring successful professionals who share their advice to people who would want to take their career to...

For Non-Profits, There Ain't No Free Launch!

Jerry Ashton | Posted 05.01.2015 | Impact
Jerry Ashton

What could be easier than starting a feel-good, do good charitable operation? Especially one that would have universal appeal and which -- in one way or another -- likely affects almost every family in the United States?

How to Raise Money Online Effectively for Your Non-Profit

Laura Packard | Posted 06.13.2015 | Impact
Laura Packard

How can your non-profit use online fundraising to raise more money to support your operations and programs? Here's some of our thoughts and lessons learned, to help you make the most of what you're doing.

It's About TIME: Ending Subminimum Wages for Workers with Disabilities

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 06.10.2015 | Impact
Sarah Blahovec

This year, the United States is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). While the Act signifies improved conditions for persons with disabilities in the United States, we still have so much to do to achieve equality and justice.

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.

80-Year-Old Karate-Chopping Grandma Is Making The World A Better Place

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 03.31.2015 | Fifty

At 80, Helen Dugan could easily take down someone decades her junior. That's because the great-grandmother has been practicing karate for over 30 year...

Breaking the Code: How the Ad Council Uses Tech for Social Good

Saeed Jabbar | Posted 05.12.2015 | Home
Saeed Jabbar

Chances are you've come across a public service announcement (PSA) from the Ad Council, such as their recent "Love Has No Labels" campaign that went viral with over 86 million views. I interviewed Laurie Keith, Director of National Media Accounts at the Ad Council, to shed some light on how technology is used to empower their campaigns.

How Your Non-Profit Can Use Online Advertising Effectively

Laura Packard | Posted 04.24.2015 | Impact
Laura Packard

How can your non-profit use advertising online most effectively to grow your organization's base of support, spread your message, increase donations and more? Our budgets are small, so you need to make sure it goes far.

Non-Profit Brings Tech to Rural Youth

Dieter Holger | Posted 04.17.2015 | Technology
Dieter Holger

By bringing in local 15-to-24-year-olds, encouraging young women to join, providing a safe place, contemporary computers, software, and workshops, Digital NEST aims to change the face of technology.

What's Your Nonprofit Start-Up IQ?

John E. Kobara | Posted 01.20.2015 | Impact
John E. Kobara

For good reason, people today are seeing the status quo as unacceptable. Regardless of where you sit, there are tremendous challenges all around. Thin...

Melinda Gates Speaks Out Against The Anti-Vaccine Movement

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.23.2015 | Healthy Living

Expanding the accessibility of vaccinations throughout the developing world has been one of the repeated goals of The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundatio...

Can Nonprofit Organizations Compete in the War for Talent?

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 03.24.2015 | Impact
Linda Novick O'Keefe

As the leader of a nonprofit organization that is experiencing rapid growth, I have strived to create a culture of accountability in order to improve our performance to achieve the organization's mission.

You'll Never Guess How This Boomer is Reinventing Senior Discounts

John Tarnoff | Posted 03.14.2015 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

David Harrison is turning coupons into causes. He and his wife Cindy have started Boomerang Giving, a non-profit dedicated to supporting our generation in giving back to causes we believe in, using a traditional (and perhaps cliche-ridden) to do it: the senior discount.