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What To Expect When You're Fos'Pecting: Finding Love as a Foster Dog Mom

Helaina Hovitz | Posted 02.09.2016 | Impact
Helaina Hovitz

Adopting a dog is an incredibly rewarding experience--adopting one temporarily, falling in love, then letting them go forever is a whole lot harder. ...

Charitable Giving Up Nearly 2% in 2015

Steve MacLaughlin | Posted 02.03.2016 | Impact
Steve MacLaughlin

Blackbaud just released its latest Charitable Giving Report, which provides largest analysis of real fundraising data from more than 5,300 nonprofit o...

Turning Breast Cancer Into a Beautiful Detour: A Bold Survivor's Story

Amy Oestreicher | Posted 01.29.2016 | Women
Amy Oestreicher

Sometimes all it takes is a story to let us know we're capable of turning our lives around. Perhaps we just need to get over that hump, or we're craving that tender nudge that pushes us in the right direction, even if it's headed uphill.

Pancreatic Cancer Deaths Surpass Breast Cancer; It's Time to Wage Hope

Julie Fleshman | Posted 01.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Julie Fleshman

Thanks to years of research and advocacy in the breast cancer community, patients have better treatments, earlier detection and screening tools and deaths from the disease are declining.

Astoria Characters: The New Father

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 01.19.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Kyle Marshall is still new at this father stuff, and he wants to make sure he's doing a good job.

Just Because You Do 'Good' Work Doesn't Mean You're a Good Person

Michael Lee | Posted 01.15.2016 | Education
Michael Lee

One of the ideas we have to get beyond is the idea of someone being inherently moral or just or generally "good" because of the nature of the work with which they are involved.

How Artists Are Helping A Nonprofit Bring Homemade Food To Those In Need

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.15.2016 | Arts

In 1985, hospice volunteer Ganga Stone delivered a hot meal via bicycle to a man named Richard who was living with HIV/AIDS. Not long after, along wi...

What's Missing in Nonprofit Marketing? This Company Has the Answer

Alexandra Ostrow | Posted 01.07.2016 | Business
Alexandra Ostrow

YouTube holds great potential for nonprofits to engage younger demographics, increase visibility in search, and drive revenue via donations and monetization. So why are only 13% of nonprofits ranking video as a "very important" communication channel?

450 Email Subject Lines From End of Year Fundraising

Steve MacLaughlin | Posted 01.13.2016 | Impact
Steve MacLaughlin

For several years now, January 1st not only means the beginning of the New Year, but also an opportunity to look at trends in year-end fundraising emails from nonprofit organizations. Back in 2011, I started collecting all the emails that nonprofits sent me during the month of December and reviewed what was in my inbox.

The Children's Inn at NIH: 25 Years of Getting Caring Right

Jennie Lucca | Posted 01.20.2016 | Impact
Jennie Lucca

The families at The Inn are among more than 1,500 families who come every year to stay while participating in research studies at the National Institutes of Health. Thanks to our dedicated donors, our families pay nothing during their stay, no matter how long treatments last.

In Praise of the People who Give a Little

Kelsey Hatchitt | Posted 12.18.2015 | Good News
Kelsey Hatchitt

When did apathy become the next big thing? When did compassion become a sign of weakness? And most importantly, where did the idea that people are two-dimensional come from? That a person can either be good or evil.

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.

How to Avoid Feeling Cheated When You Give to Charity

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 12.02.2015 | Impact
Gleb Tsipursky

(photo credit) This article first appeared on the blog of Intentional Insights, a nonprofit organization that empowers people to refine and reach t...

Freedom Collective International: Partnering With Local Non Profits In Uganda to Spark Trade

Plumfund | Posted 11.30.2015 | Impact
Plumfund

Kelly and I embarked on our first endeavor in early November, partnering with Musana Community Development Center in Iganga, Uganda. Our goal was to introduce new designs that utilize local resources and create products that would provide a greater profit margin that would, in turn, create more jobs locally.

Donate $100 to Bread for the World and I'll Match Your Gift!

Rick Steves | Posted 11.20.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

To add meaning to the holiday season, every Christmas I help raise funds for Bread for the World, which gives hungry people a voice in our halls of go...

How To Avoid Online Charity Scams This Holiday Season

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 11.20.2015 | Technology

The giving time of year is upon us, and it's never been easier to make a holiday contribution to your favorite charity or cause.   Twitter a...

Most Australian Think Tanks Keep Their Funding Secret, New Data Shows

Till Bruckner | Posted 10.07.2015 | World
Till Bruckner

Australian think tanks are among the least financially transparent in the world, according to data compiled by Transparify.

'What Makes You Creative?' Connecting the Dots With Thomas Jefferson

Bruce E. Whitacre | Posted 09.29.2015 | Arts
Bruce E. Whitacre

Have you ever heard anyone say arts education is a bad idea? Then why can't we make sure every child, especially those from poor neighborhoods, has access to it?

How to Use Search Engine Optimization For Your Nonprofit

Laura Packard | Posted 09.24.2015 | Impact
Laura Packard

One of the first things you should do as you launch your site (after you have set up an SEO plugin and/or made the appropriate SEO adjustments to your pages) is to tell Google to come crawl it. There are a few different ways to do this.

Together, I Want Us All To Carry On

Danielle Gletow | Posted 09.11.2015 | Impact
Danielle Gletow

Whether people reading this decide to support Carry On or they decide to get involved in another luggage program from another organization for youth in foster care, I will be happy. Because the goal is to make sure that NO child ever has to pack their belongings in anything but proper luggage.

Facilitating Mergers and Acquisitions for Nonprofits

John E. Kobara | Posted 09.09.2015 | Impact
John E. Kobara

American idealism, combined with our strong individualism, generates new ideas and businesses like no other country. We also start the most nonprofits.

WATCH: Dogs of the Homeless Need Love Too

HooplaHa | Posted 09.01.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

Lori and Shira Rich have made it their mission to spread kindness to the homeless and their pets. The desire to devote their time and resources to tho...

Community Needs Can't Wait for the Markets to Rebound

Kathleen P. Enright | Posted 08.26.2015 | Impact
Kathleen P. Enright

Like everyone else, I've been carefully paying attention to the stock market the last few days. As the leader of a community of more than 500 grantmakers, I'm conscious of how attentive foundations are when the US stock market tumbles.

The Art of Fundraising

Gary Laermer | Posted 08.18.2015 | Impact
Gary Laermer

One of the questions I am asked most frequently is, "How do you fundraise?" It seems like a simple question but, in practice, asking individuals and corporations for their support is more art than science.

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.