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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.

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.