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The Power of Pro Bono: How DataKind Helped Prepare NYC for Hurricane Sandy

Aaron Hurst | Posted 11.01.2012 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

Natural disasters, with good reason, often encourage people to volunteer. Especially in their own neighborhoods, those less affected are driven to lend a hand to their less fortunate peers.

We Are All Everyday Heroes

Robert Egger | Posted 02.27.2015 | DC
Robert Egger

How can any candidate, for any office, in a time when our country must grow our economy, not mention our country's third biggest employer? Because, like many Americans, they think nonprofits don't create anything of value.

The Top Three Nonprofit Online Fundraising Tips

Ritu_Sharma | Posted 12.24.2012 | Impact

Whether you're raising money through your website, Facebook, and/or a social fundraising platform, there are three simple things you can play with to optimize your online fundraising efforts.

5 Ways to Support Non-Profit Organizations

Women & Co | Posted 12.18.2012 | Impact
Women & Co

If you're anything like me, you probably struggle to make enough "me time." With most hours of the day devoted to job, family, and commuting, most of us struggle to find energy to devote to ourselves, let alone philanthropic causes.

Life After Lance: How Livestrong Can Survive

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 12.17.2012 | Business
Sarah O'Leary

Livestrong can survive the loss of Lance. It just needs to strike while the iron is hot and spread its identity well beyond one man.

Occupy 'Chase Giving'

Jack Ucciferri | Posted 11.17.2012 | Business
Jack Ucciferri

Why is Chase so eager to get all of us who care about our local non-profits to start talking about Chase's good works? May I suggest because they'd prefer we didn't talk about what an extreme menace to society it is.

Who Cares About Nonprofit Finances? The Top 12 Reasons Why the Most Vulnerable Are at Risk

Fred Leeb | Posted 11.12.2012 | Detroit
Fred Leeb

Who is responsible to ensure that nonprofits operate most efficiently? While the great majority of people in the nonprofit world are good people, this doesn't necessarily mean that the financial system is functioning most effectively.

Matt Sledge

ReWork Hopes To Connect Socially-Minded Workers With Socially-Minded Ventures | Matt Sledge | Posted 09.11.2012 | Impact

If you hate your corporate drone job but don't know where exactly you want your career to go, a new social venture startup might have a solution for y...

3 Ways to Be the Non-Profit Companies Love Giving to

Ryan Scott | Posted 11.05.2012 | Impact
Ryan Scott

When you get the word out about how a company's volunteer and giving program helped your organization, you demonstrate a savvy gratitude that encourages future corporate partners to work with you.

Bishop Charles Blake Reveals Mega Churches Political Impact and Social Responsibilities

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 09.04.2012 | Los Angeles
Tanya Young Williams

The jury is still out as to whether mega churches are good for our society or not. As a culture, we have learned that bigger isn't always better. Either way, mega churches, with their vast outreach, do have responsibilities to their communities, state and nation.

DoGooder Spotlight: Cultivating Good With Each Bottle of Wine

Marc Ozburn | Posted 10.31.2012 | Impact
Marc Ozburn

Together, Charles and Ali launched Cultivate, a wine company that makes delicious wine at a fair price while reserving 10 percent from every purchase for worthy charities.

Government Officials Should "Think Twice Before They Slice"

Terri Lee Freeman | Posted 10.29.2012 | DC
Terri Lee Freeman

A powerful storm is headed toward the United States and could cause terrible devastation in its path. I'm not talking about Hurricane Isaac. I am referring to predictions that a second recession could be right around the corner.

Finding a Non-Profit Job Post-50

Felice Shapiro | Posted 10.28.2012 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

How hard is it to find a position these days in the non-profit sector?

How to Scale Social Impact

Geri Stengel | Posted 10.21.2012 | Impact
Geri Stengel

Which organizations should consider scaling social impact? They are non-profits, for-profits, hybrids, and government organizations that share one thing in common: They all employ innovative approaches to addressing social problems.

The Imperfect Storm: Non-profits Need to Start and End With Customers (Series Post 6)

Marc Chardon and Hal Williams | Posted 10.16.2012 | Impact
Marc Chardon and Hal Williams

Whether for-profit or nonprofit, a group that goes right from problem statement to the specification, design and building of a product misses the boat.

Why Would Some of the Brightest Minds at Facebook and Google Leave to Work For This Not-for-Profit?

Simi Singh Juneja | Posted 10.15.2012 | Education
Simi Singh Juneja

I recently sat down with the wonderfully gregarious and gentle Shantanu Sinha, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Khan Academy.

Nonprofits and the Government: A Relationship Strained by Bureaucracy

Richard Buery | Posted 08.14.2012 | New York
Richard Buery

Our country faces existential challenges, like rising income inequality, poor educational outcomes and long-term health costs. By rethinking how governments fund the agencies doing vital work, we can finally put the welfare of our citizens first.

Getting America Outside

Stacy Bare | Posted 10.10.2012 | Impact
Stacy Bare

Working for the last 16 months specifically with veterans and military families, what I learned was that we are not alone in our need for the outdoors and prescriptions of wilderness to deal with the everyday stresses and struggles of life.

The Upside of Ugly

The Nation | Posted 08.08.2012 | Women

Nadia Ilse, a bullied 14-year-old, recently received $40,000 in free cosmetic surgery from the Little Baby Face Foundation, an organization that helps...

'I Wanted To Help The Children In Haiti. But I Felt Fear'

Myriam Etienne | Posted 10.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Myriam Etienne

My desire to do something for the children in Haiti really intensified after the earthquake. I started taking some actions to make it happen. But I felt fear. Haiti has such a stigma when it comes to nonprofit.

To Change the World, Learn the Practical Solutions

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 10.06.2012 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

This week, a Millennial Generation friend who works in London's non-profit sector e-mailed me with a heartfelt and lamentable frustration. "I am so tired of badly run charities. I no longer seem to fit."

The Misuse of the Nonprofit Sector

John Brothers | Posted 09.26.2012 | Impact
John Brothers

Unfortunately as government has increased its relationship to the sector, government and its representatives have often acted as the bad actors it aims to protect the sector from.

The Most Dangerous Place in the World to Be a Girl

MeiMei Fox | Posted 09.23.2012 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

UN statistics revealed that females in India are nearly twice as likely as males to die before the age of five. Experts said the figures reflect widespread discrimination against girls, ranging from neglect, malnutrition, and denial of medical treatment.

Nonprofit Paddle Boarding

Hayden Bixby | Posted 09.18.2012 | Impact
Hayden Bixby

Nonprofit work is not significantly backed by public policy and relies entirely on the work of volunteers. The needs we're trying to address are enormous, and the people whose lives are most affected by our work are also those who live on the most precarious edges of our global society.

Are You Willing To Pay More For Goods To Keep Kids Out Of Factories?

Diana Mao | Posted 09.14.2012 | Impact
Diana Mao

I have often wondered about the scalability of fair trade. It all boils down to how much the consumer is willing sacrifice and pay. Are consumers wi...