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Nonprofit Sector

The Anti-Nonprofit: Risk, Chance, Timing, Innovation and No Regrets

Matthew Zachary | Posted 04.12.2013 | Impact
Matthew Zachary

Charity actually is big business. And it requires adaptation, innovation and indefensible passion for change to not just succeed but to stay successful. Also, charities can actually make profit. Lots of profit. In fact, "non-profit" may just be the greatest cultural misnomer in all of enterprise.

Nonprofit Brands in the Age of Supporter Shift (Part 4)

Marc Chardon and Hal Williams | Posted 05.28.2013 | Impact
Marc Chardon and Hal Williams

At the core of relevancy is the basic understanding that the audience for the brand really matters, not the other way around. In an age of supporter shift, nonprofits must figure out how to make their brand promise relevant to different generations that have varying needs and perspectives.

Luring More MBAs to the Social Sector

Laura Moon and Margot Dushin | Posted 05.14.2013 | Business
Laura Moon and Margot Dushin

The barriers that prevent students from making social impact career choices are real: positions that do not effectively leverage the MBA skill set, careers that lack investment in professional development and growth potential, and pathways that require vows of poverty.

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.

Nonprofit Trends: Flight to Quality

Marc Chardon | Posted 05.08.2013 | Impact
Marc Chardon

When I say "flight to quality," I'm talking about the observable trend of donors deciding to support fewer organizations, consolidating their giving with those that mean the most to them from a mission perspective, demonstrate sustainability and treat them well.

Expert: The Nonprofit Sector Isn't Working | Posted 03.04.2013 | Impact

The nonprofit sector as we know it isn’t working. In the United States, poverty has been stuck at 12% for the last 40 years. Homelessness has not be...

Five Steps to Turn Data Into Dollars

Juma Ventures | Posted 04.22.2013 | Impact
Juma Ventures

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif Outcomes! Data-driven! Performance management! These words are buzzing throughout the nonprofit sector. Funders want to fund them, nonprofits want to have them. How do you get your nonprofit to the point where data can demonstrate that you're effective?

Want To Start A Nonprofit? Here's How

Next Avenue | Posted 02.16.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Nancy Collamer A breast cancer survivor’s inspiring story and advice will show you how to create a group that can ...

A Holistic Approach That Creates Success for Year Up Students

Year Up | Posted 04.14.2013 | Impact
Year Up

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifIf you cannot eat, you cannot learn. If you are homeless, you have no safe retreat for doing your homework. If cannot find affordable daycare for your children, you cannot fully focus on your training, work, or education.

Time for a Smarter Conversation

Sonal Shah | Posted 10.28.2015 | Impact
Sonal Shah

Instead of talking about how to solve our most intractable social problems, or what we can do differently to solve them, the conversation simply circles around whether we should be spending more or less money. We need solutions and smarter investments to make a real difference.

Admissions at Year Up: How do you Predict Success?

Year Up | Posted 04.07.2013 | Impact
Year Up

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifAs we've graduated into a global, knowledge based economy, human capital has become our most important resource. Unfortunately, the current education and workforce development systems serve only a small minority of Americans well.

A Field Guide for Recognizing Millennial Leadership

Trish Tchume | Posted 04.02.2013 | Impact
Trish Tchume

The challenge ahead is to broaden our set of approaches to traditional work as well as talent and leadership development to make space for the wider variety of ways that this generation is working for change.

Finding a Job Where You Can Make a Difference

Monisha Kapila | Posted 02.12.2013 | Impact
Monisha Kapila

If you are one of the millions of people who want to do work that is mission driven, you may be interested in a job in the "social sector." As you start searching for jobs, you should make sure you are looking in the right places.

Scoring the Fiscal Cliff

Jesse Rosen | Posted 02.04.2013 | Arts
Jesse Rosen

I am hopeful that over the remaining weeks of 2012 a compromise can be reached that advances the cause of national economic stability without inflicting needless pain on our nation's nonprofits and, most importantly, the people that depend on and benefit from our integrated services.

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.

Justice Begins Within the Social Entrepreneur Organization

Rich Tafel | Posted 12.24.2012 | Impact
Rich Tafel

Social change organizations should focus on creating a just organizational culture for themselves before bringing about global justice.

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.

Rethinking Collective Impact: Part Two

Emmett D. Carson | Posted 11.05.2012 | Impact
Emmett D. Carson

The job of every nonprofit and foundation is to make difficult decisions based on vision, mission and values. If other entities share those perspectives, collaboration and perhaps some form of collective impact is possible and desirable.

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.

PAC for Nonprofits Endorses Candidates

Robert Egger | Posted 10.13.2012 | DC
Robert Egger

Nonprofits, like the communities we serve and the country we love, are strongest when we stand together.

The Imperfect Storm: Nonprofits Need to Be Data-Driven (Series Post 5)

Marc Chardon and Hal Williams | Posted 09.24.2012 | Impact
Marc Chardon and Hal Williams

The effective use of data is paramount in nonprofit operations and in the way they tell their story to you, the supporter. Have you heard a good story lately? Chances are, it had good data backing it up.

Nonprofits Are Now Too Critical To Fail

Fred Leeb | Posted 09.07.2012 | Detroit
Fred Leeb

Nonprofits have become an essential part of the fabric of our communities. There are over one million registered tax-exempt public charity nonprofits in the United States.

The Imperfect Storm: Nonprofits Need to Ride for Their Brand (Series Post 4)

Marc Chardon and Hal Williams | Posted 09.04.2012 | Impact
Marc Chardon and Hal Williams

The nonprofit sector is filled with people who have good hearts, who believe in service and sacrifice. There is a shared belief in the importance of the work, whatever form the work takes.

Nonprofits And The Economy: Engage Your Donors

Marc Chardon and Hal Williams | Posted 08.04.2012 | Impact
Marc Chardon and Hal Williams

In our initial blog post, we identified five key shifts affecting the environment for nonprofits that have co-mingled with the economy to create the p...

Redesigning the Social Sector

Aaron Hurst | Posted 06.17.2012 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

These are just some of the many assumptions that make up the foundation of how we think about social services and change in our country.