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A Non-profit IPO? Warren Buffet Says 'Yes'

Paul Lamb | Posted 08.21.2013 | Impact
Paul Lamb

Can a private non-profit organization go public by selling shares of its organization through an Initial Public Offering (IPO), just like businesses do when raising investment dollars?

What Boomers Should Be Doing With Their Time

Dianne Harman | Posted 08.02.2013 | Fifty
Dianne Harman

Our families may be a little tired of the wisdom we spout, but non-profit groups would love to have some of that wisdom.

5 Ways to Become a Digital Volunteer

Brian Honigman | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact
Brian Honigman

Everyday there are more opportunities to give back. The digital revolution has made volunteering more accessible -- wherever and whenever. Here's a sample of some best practices.

Self Help Africa: Why Only Profits Can Cure Poverty

Bill Frezza | Posted 07.21.2013 | World
Bill Frezza

Africa has long been a place where charity goes to die. Tragically, most of this aid has been wasted, either stolen by corrupt local politicians or handed out in a way that traps people in a state of dependency that only generates more need for aid.

Celebrity Stylist Paying It Forward

Reyne Haines | Posted 07.20.2013 | Impact
Reyne Haines

While styling celebrities was his day job, he always felt like there was something else he was meant to do. What if he could put his talents to use towards those down on their luck? Perhaps he could help women dress for success by filling their closets with clothing and accessories.

Sequestration: Public School Kids and Teachers Are the Big Losers

Marc Joseph | Posted 07.13.2013 | Impact
Marc Joseph

Here we are at the end of another school year, and once again, teachers throughout the USA are facing uncertainty. Congress has not acted and now the impact of sequestration on federal educational programs is beginning to take hold.

5 Ways Non-Profits Can Get the Word Out Online

Drew Hendricks | Posted 07.06.2013 | Impact
Drew Hendricks

Prior to the internet era, organizations had to depend on word of mouth, expensive print campaigns and door to door tactics. Now that everything's online, it's nearly free to get exposure.

Conversation With Jacque McLaughlin About Gilead House

Nicki Richesin | Posted 07.03.2013 | San Francisco
Nicki Richesin

Jacque McLaughlin, executive director of Gilead House, shares her thoughts about the remarkable work they're doing in Marin County.

To Gala or Not to Gala: Can We Abandon Common Ground?

Bruce E. Whitacre | Posted 06.29.2013 | Impact
Bruce E. Whitacre

The backlash against galas is building into a trend. Theatres are cutting auctions due to donor resistance; the press is writing about "no show" events and volunteer burn out.

Star Wars, Civil Rights and 'We Can't Until...' Syndrome

Hildy Gottlieb | Posted 06.24.2013 | Impact
Hildy Gottlieb

We don't have to "wait until" anything. We have everything we need, right now, to create the future we want for our world.

Small Nonprofits: Who's Got Your Back?

Shar McBee | Posted 06.22.2013 | Impact
Shar McBee

The power of a lobbyist working for a huge nonprofit is self-evident (note the NRA) but if you are a small nonprofit, who is pressing your case?

Re-Imagine Nonprofit Reporting for Greater Impact

Eileen Lambert | Posted 04.18.2013 | Impact
Eileen Lambert

Every year the nonprofits I give to send me their annual report, saying they helped tons of people. But how do I know if I actually invested in a solution to the problem? How do I know my donor dollars really changed people's lives?

Top 5 Takeaways From the First Big Kansas City

Jason Grill | Posted 06.09.2013 | Small Business
Jason Grill

Four hundred plus individuals came together to hear stories of innovation from nearly 20 leading speakers, and to build lasting relationships within the regional and national community to move entrepreneurship forward.

Dear America: Young Americans Who Suffer Are Finding Their Villages Disappearing

Justin Reed Early | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Justin Reed Early

Dear America: I am grateful to be an American. But I am very concerned about some recent events affecting our homeless children. Social programs being defunded has people who are already invisible and disconnected falling deeper into repression.

The Need Is High and the Funds Are Low

Sandi Vidal | Posted 06.03.2013 | Impact
Sandi Vidal

Keeping in mind that these organizations are the places that help to lift people out of poverty and work to meet the emergency needs of the poor, unemployed, veterans, and those most in need of a hand up, the news from the sector is not warm and fuzzy.

Supporting the Women of the World

Albina Du Boisrouvray | Posted 05.28.2013 | World
Albina Du Boisrouvray

With International Women's Day behind us and Women's History Month nearly over, we must work with the belief that the best way to honor the women of the past is to build a future where all people, regardless of gender, are afforded the same essential rights that all deserve.

Nonprofit Trends: Fastest Growing Sector?

Marc Chardon | Posted 05.22.2013 | Impact
Marc Chardon

According to Bloomberg: "In the past decade, the number of nonprofit groups has grown by 25 percent to 1.6 million. They now account for 5.4 percent of gross domestic product and 10 percent of jobs."

Opera vs. the Economy: Verismo 2.0 Pulls 'Wildcard'

Roxane Assaf Lynn | Posted 05.20.2013 | Arts
Roxane Assaf Lynn

Verismo 2.0 cleaves to a motto of feasibility. Opera with full orchestra is exciting for a singer and alluring for a producer. But small companies have been brought to ruin by the insistence upon this luxury.

Solving veteran homelessness in the U.S.

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 05.20.2013 | Impact
Jean-Michel Giraud

In the last few years, the Department of Veterans Affairs has revolutionized its service delivery, partnering with homeless services organizations lik...

10 Lessons Veronica Mars Can Teach Non Profits About Fundraising

Jason Pugatch | Posted 05.20.2013 | Impact
Jason Pugatch

Lesson #1: Know your fan base, no matter how "small." 55,000 people wouldn't keep a network television program on air past the first commercial break. Yet 55,000 passionate people can fund a movie.

Nonprofit Brands in the Age of Supporter Shift (Part 3)

Marc Chardon and Hal Williams | Posted 05.13.2013 | Impact
Marc Chardon and Hal Williams

So, now that we've covered the evolution of branding and what a brand is, let's take a look at the importance of having a living brand.

America's 'Melting Pot' Is Boiling Over

Atul Tandon | Posted 05.13.2013 | Impact
Atul Tandon

The American demographic reality has changed. No one can deny that the United States is an ethnically diverse nation. Non-profits need to catch up to this reality -- in their leadership and staffing, as well as in their programs and funding.

Nonprofit ABFs: Always Be Fundraising

Gary Laermer | Posted 05.11.2013 | Impact
Gary Laermer

Similar to social media, fundraising never sleeps. It's an ongoing effort and an art to be practiced and nurtured throughout all levels of an organization, not just the fundraising department.

6 Artists on their Road to Broadway and Engaging Audiences: Here, Now and Then

Bruce E. Whitacre | Posted 05.08.2013 | Arts
Bruce E. Whitacre

Since last week, Paul's next play has been announced at Signature Theatre in Arlington; Santino opened to positive reviews in Cinderella; Kinky Boots has had a bravura first few performances, and the theatre world keeps turning.

Comments From the Front -- Friends of AT&T Want New Digital Dead Zones

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.07.2013 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

AT&T's Petition requests that it starts the 'transition' to the Internet protocols, when in fact it is simply a plan to stop upgrading whole areas of AT&T's 22 states and get rid of all regulations.