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The nonprofit world needs more MBAs: Five reasons why mission-driven professionals should get a business degree

The Heller School | Posted 07.20.2016 | Impact
The Heller School

By Bethany Romano I graduated college just as the U.S. job market tanked in May 2008, and I accepted the only offer I received: as a volunteer coordi...

Funding Nonprofit Journalism? Be Transparent And Do No Harm

Craig Newmark | Posted 07.12.2016 | Media
Craig Newmark

The American Press Institute, who support a vibrant and democratic free press, recently released some really good work on the ethics of funding of nonprofit journalism, with specific recommendations to come.

Who Is Helping the Kids Left Behind?

Marc Joseph | Posted 07.05.2016 | Impact
Marc Joseph

America now has 1,571,056 tax exempt organizations of which 1,097,689 are public charities according to Urban Institute. There are another 105,030 tha...

Leading Change -- Why It's Hard And What Can Make It Easier

Liana Downey | Posted 07.01.2016 | Impact
Liana Downey

Earlier this week, I ran a program for leaders who are facing major transformation in their organizations. They didn't choose this change -- it has be...

The Panama Papers Reveal The Solution To Global Suffering

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 07.01.2016 | Impact
Gleb Tsipursky

There are few legal tools to punish wealthy tax evaders. Yet we can hope that revelations such as the Panama Papers leak and articles such as this one encourage them to bring at least some of their millions and use it both to decrease our tax burden and address global suffering.

How to Insure Your Nonprofit: Q&A with an Insurance and Risk Management Expert

Parker Beauchamp | Posted 06.22.2016 | Business
Parker Beauchamp

Understanding the unique risks your nonprofit can encounter is the key to purchasing proper protection and increasing transparency.

This Nonprofit Is Breaking The Cycle Of Homelessness, Addiction And Incarceration

The Huffington Post | Ishita Singh | Posted 06.17.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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The New Rule of Thumb: Adjust Your Marketing for a Mobile World

Julie Niehoff | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
Julie Niehoff

Our thumbs separate us from the rest of the animal kingdom. And never has that been more evident than today, with mobile technology in almost every ha...

How New Overtime Law Affects Nonprofits

Stuart J. Mitchell | Posted 05.26.2016 | Impact
Stuart J. Mitchell

A letter in support of the U.S. Department of Labor's new overtime rule, from the perspective of one nonprofit.

Easterseals Launches Revitalized Brand Bringing Renewed Purpose

Randy Rutta | Posted 05.19.2016 | Business
Randy Rutta

Two weeks after launching Easterseals' most significant brand initiative in more than 50 years, the public response is far exceeding expectations. I'v...

Our Generation and the Fight Against Slavery

Nic McKinley | Posted 05.17.2016 | Impact
Nic McKinley

I was born in 1978, and depending on the source referenced, I am either at the tail end of generation X, the first of the millennial generation, or so...

New App Uses Push Notifications To Reach Nonprofit Donors Faster

The Huffington Post | Kalya Koltes | Posted 04.29.2016 | Impact

Here's a new way to reach nonprofit donors on their smartphones. Greg McHale, founder of charitable auction site BiddingForGood, launched a new mobile...

Mountain-Moving Volunteers Raise their Voices, Demand Change for Pancreatic Cancer

Julie Fleshman | Posted 04.26.2016 | Impact
Julie Fleshman

It was the spring of 2000 in San Francisco and I was volunteering with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. My role was to host a booth, speak with a...

Changemaking and a New Era for Volunteer Engagement: An Interview With Amy Smith of Points of Light

Bobbi Silten | Posted 04.18.2016 | Impact
Bobbi Silten

I had the pleasure of checking in with Amy Smith, Chief Strategy Officer and President, Action Networks at Points of Light during National Volunteer Week to learn about her latest reflections on the field of volunteering.

The Story of Our Women in Rwanda (PHOTOS)

Culture-ist | Posted 04.06.2016 | Impact
Culture-ist

By Maria Russo The air is thick with dust. Construction in Kigali is seemingly everywhere. The city has recently gone through an incredible boom, c...

Labeling Myself 'Muslim' For What It Really Matters

Falak Zaffer Ghatala | Posted 02.29.2016 | Religion
Falak Zaffer Ghatala

We at Muslims Against Hunger want everyone to understand, learn and acknowledge that 'hunger has no religion' and our goal is to engage communities through service.

The CIA Made Me Do It

Kathleen P. Enright | Posted 02.24.2016 | Impact
Kathleen P. Enright

Good intentions don't stop us from sometimes operating in a way that damages the work we care so deeply about. We get in our own way not because the CIA made us do it, but possibly because we haven't been appropriately self-reflective.

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 wit...

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?