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Open Hands, Open Heart

Roger Wolfson | Posted 12.16.2016 | Home
Roger Wolfson

Columnists tend to write about negative things. Especially in a world where going negative translates into more clicks. And even moreso, with Trump p...

What does compassion mean to you?

Charles Edge | Posted 11.16.2016 | Home
Charles Edge

I recently interviewed to join the board of directors of a wonderful Minnesota non-profit called Tamarisk. Tamarisk helps with non-medical needs of th...

Make Sure Every Dollar You Give to Charity Counts

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 10.12.2016 | Home
Nathaniel Sillin

According to the Giving USA's* 2016 Annual Report on Philanthropy, 2015 was America's most generous year for charitable giving -- individual Americans...

VIN

Stan Brooks | Posted 10.05.2016 | Home
Stan Brooks

I've been in mourning since August 29th of last year. It's been a long, private grieving, knowing the end would be coming soon. And now it's here. This Sunday it's all over. Vin Scully is blessing us with his final broadcast. Ever.

Non-profit MYTHIC BRIDGE Supports LGBTQ Youth With A Heart-stopping PSA For Suicide Prevention Month

Mythic Bridge | Posted 08.25.2016 | Home
Mythic Bridge

Mythic Bridge supports at-risk youth through the transformative power of filmmaking. We enable them to actualize their potential through filmmaking workshops.

High School Senior Tips His Hat to the Less Fortunate in Peru

HooplaHa | Posted 06.22.2016 | Home
HooplaHa

People of Peru are getting new opportunities thanks to one awesome high school student. Ziggy Hallgarten, a 17-year-old junior at Staples High School is Westport, CT, takes his entrepreneur spirit and helps others in return.

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

Parker Beauchamp | Posted 06.22.2016 | Home
Parker Beauchamp

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

3. The Green Bay Packer Factor - A Kinder, Gentler Capitalism

Ted Wachtel | Posted 06.16.2016 | Home
Ted Wachtel

Whether it's a good idea to use public money to support a stadium for a privately owned sports team is a question for another day. Walter O'Malley moved his team because he felt it was to his financial benefit to do so. That's what capitalists are supposed to do.

The Better Angels Of Our Nature Need To Rise Up

Georgie Smith | Posted 06.10.2016 | Home
Georgie Smith

Today I was honored by CNN Heroes. The hero in this scenario is ALL involved in A Sense of Home. It is the aging-out foster youth for whom the impact ...

The Magic of Music

New England Conservatory | Posted 06.03.2016 | Home
New England Conservatory

We know the power of artistic expression, and we know that music is essential to life, growth and our well-being, but do we really know how to share this gift of music?

Our Generation and the Fight Against Slavery

Nic McKinley | Posted 05.17.2016 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 01.29.2017 | Home
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 01.21.2017 | Home
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 01.05.2017 | Home
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 12.18.2016 | Home
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 12.16.2016 | Home
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 12.15.2016 | Home
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 12.01.2016 | Home
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.