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An Interview With Joy Hoover of the Cupcake Girls

Phil Simon | Posted 08.07.2014 | Women
Phil Simon

I recently sat down with Joy Hoover, Founder of The Cupcake Girls, a non-profit that brings non-judgmental support, consistent caring, community resources, peace, love, and cupcakes to women in the adult entertainment industry.

Somaly Mam and Telling Story With Dignity

Rachel Goble | Posted 07.30.2014 | Impact
Rachel Goble

Telling story with dignity requires inviting people into the messy, admitting we don't have it all figured out, and trusting that the work you are doing is more important than the fame of doing the work.

Financial Parasites Are Still With Us, But Hopefully Not for Long

John Harrington | Posted 07.27.2014 | Business
John Harrington

Almost four years ago, I wrote about a new non-profit check cashing and payday lender that opened in the Fruitvale area of Oakland, California in the ...

Impact Leadership -- A New Era of Volunteering in the United States

George Sifakis | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
George Sifakis

Non-profits rely on volunteers to accomplish their mission and therefore must establish strategies and the bandwidth to effectively attract, engage and manage a volunteer workforce.

Eight Ways Non-Profit Organizations Can Maximize Their Facebook Page

Chris Barnes | Posted 07.08.2014 | Impact
Chris Barnes

Facebook is something that 128 million in the United States alone use daily, but surprisingly, many non-profit groups are not getting the most out of ...

How These Young Women Continued To Thrive Even In The Face Of Cancer

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.06.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Yulady Saluti and Jill Brzezinski-Conley are both young women who have suffered the pains of a cancer diagnosis. Amid this unfavorable situation, they...

Salaries Rising For Top Fundraisers, 'Defies What Nonprofits Were Created For'

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 04.22.2014 | Impact

WASHINGTON (AP) — Raising money for charity has become lucrative work. A new study of 280 nonprofits released Monday by the Washington-based Chroni...

State of the Nonprofit Sector

Sandi Vidal | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
Sandi Vidal

For those of us who work in the nonprofit sector, the news by the Nonprofit Finance Fund that even after the "end" of the recession the demand for services continues to rise is not surprising.

Non-Profit Boards, Old Boy Club? No

Keven Bellows | Posted 06.08.2014 | Business
Keven Bellows

It's not that those of us who value our cultural and charitable institutions aren't grateful for the good work of the men interviewed. But it's appalling and unfair that even in non-profits where women are outstanding leaders, men still get the spotlight!

How This Man Journeyed 7,000 Miles To Serve His Community

John Tarnoff | Posted 06.08.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

The adage that 'all politics is local' might also apply to social entrepreneurship. Bhagwati (B.P.) Agrawal is a social entrepreneur with a stellar corporate track record who decided to pivot into the non-profit world to address dire circumstances 7,000 miles away in his home state of Rajasthan in India.

Nurturing the seeds of change: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.21.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social chan...

Honolulu City Hall: Where is the Common Sense and Aloha?

Choon James | Posted 06.02.2014 | Hawaii
Choon James

There are chronic cries for more police services along this 20-mile stretch where police response can take up to forty minutes. In fact, there is a joke amongst locals to call the fire department for emergency as they are always available!

Chew On This: Operatic Mastication

Susanne Mentzer | Posted 06.01.2014 | Arts
Susanne Mentzer

We need to get on the arts treadmill, cut out the fat and keep its heart healthy.

Movies Move the World!

Marc Erlbaum | Posted 06.01.2014 | Good News
Marc Erlbaum

What we need is more positive entertainment that give people hope and promotes universal values. If we're happy and looking out for one another, there will be less alienation.

Higher Education: Warm Heart

Julia Cashen | Posted 05.31.2014 | Impact
Julia Cashen

Fueled by their stories, coupled with the international misperceptions of the sex trade, he established Warm Heart with the vision to provide opportunities for the very poor, so that one day, brothels will no longer be an option.

Reviving Philanthropy: An Advisor's View

Epaminondas Farmakis | Posted 05.27.2014 | Impact
Epaminondas Farmakis

Our future as a global society depends upon it.

How Not to Muddle the Middle

Gary Laermer | Posted 05.25.2014 | Impact
Gary Laermer

Unfortunately, the mid-sized donor base has reduced its nonprofit support in recent years. The good news is that there are ways to reverse this trend and prevent core donors from drifting.

The Last Walk for Water

Scott Harrison | Posted 05.22.2014 | Impact
Scott Harrison

It was still dark and cool when 13-year-old Letikiros walked out the door to get water. She never came home. At 4 p.m. a man found her lifeless body swinging from a tree, a rope tied around her neck.

Responding to a Community: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.18.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social chan...

Marcos: The Father of the Mountain

Adam Pervez | Posted 05.17.2014 | Impact
Adam Pervez

Volunteers meet Marcos at the metro station and ride a cable car up to the last stop. For many this would be as far as they'd go, as beyond it only gets poorer and more dangerous.

Capping Public Service Loan Forgiveness at $57.5K Defeats Its Purpose

Tim Lowden | Posted 05.13.2014 | Education
Tim Lowden

If this proposal passes as is, I fear the benefits of education will not outweigh the burden of debt for most Americans. Education is a key component to the economic success of a country, but in America, it is becoming a more of a financial hindrance than a career gain.

How to Use Effective Online Advocacy to Grow Your List

Laura Packard | Posted 05.07.2014 | Impact
Laura Packard

The dirty little secret is that a lot of online advocacy doesn't necessarily accomplish anything offline AND it isn't growing your list either. So you...

Opportunity for All Demands All of Us

Martin J. Blank | Posted 05.05.2014 | Education
Martin J. Blank

Contributors: Kwesi Rollins, Director, Leadership Programs at the Institute for Educational Leadership and Reuben Jacobson, Senior Research Associate ...

How to Use Social Media to Build Your Email List

Laura Packard | Posted 04.30.2014 | Business
Laura Packard

If people prefer to get your content on social media, why try so hard to get their email address? Two reasons: reach and control.

For Regional Theatres, Social Justice is Core to the Mission

Bruce E. Whitacre | Posted 04.16.2014 | Impact
Bruce E. Whitacre

Truly, the arts are not peripheral to our problems; to sustain them is why we need to solve these seemingly competing problems. A safe, engaged, healthy child is a creative child, and that child will make for a safer, healthier, more brilliant world.