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Infographic Reveals Latest Data on Cracking the Crowdfunding Code

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.19.2014 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Crowdfunding raised more than $5 billion worldwide in 2013, and peer-to-peer nonprofit fundraising for charities is seeing explosive growth.

Imagine Warren Buffett and/or Charlie Munger on Your Nonprofit Board

Eugene Fram | Posted 05.16.2014 | Business
Eugene Fram

Buffet and Munger, close partners for 54 years are sometimes described as 'being joined at the hip.' Two Stanford professors have developed an analysis of Munger's comments on good corporate governance.

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Behind Every Superhero Stands a Supermom | Alena Hall | Posted 02.28.2014 | Parents

Kitty Burton of Omaha, Neb., is the kind of mom who works constantly to protect her three children with love, support and strength. But when one docto...

Consider the Giraffe, That Improbable Change Agent

Valerie S. Lies | Posted 04.30.2014 | Impact
Valerie S. Lies

Can we make the necessary changes, set aside our differences (including the differences in status, influence and power), and still create connective spaces for honest exchanges to take place in order to achieve true change?

The Inherent Creepiness of LinkedIn

Varda Epstein | Posted 04.25.2014 | Business
Varda Epstein

The answer is voyeurism, plain and simple. I want to see which Big Kahuna took a gander at my profile page on the sly. I want to congratulate myself on being interesting enough that people want to hunt me down and learn more about me.

Why I Stopped Defining Myself By My Job Title

Idealist | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living

I started asking myself: Who am I? And how do I want to live my life? And once I owned up to all the things that I had kept buried under my work identity, I started to make changes.

A Fourth Grade Teacher Finds Hope in the Untimely Passing of Her Student, "Emily"

Rich Polt | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Rich Polt

Still a full time teacher, she seeks mentoring, marketing assistance and all of the resources that will allow her to continue honoring the legacy of her former student.

Why Do Nonprofit Leaders Get in Their Own Way?

Nell Edgington | Posted 04.06.2014 | Impact
Nell Edgington

Once you have the courage to admit (to your board, to your donors, to your staff) that you don't know how to do everything, you just might finally get the help you so desperately need.

The Case of Bixi Bikes: A Learning Opportunity for Social Enterprise

John Brothers | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
John Brothers

Living in and around New York City, it has been hard to miss the explosion of blue bicycles that have found themselves throughout the city streets.

Nonprofits, the Minimum Wage and Not Fighting Inequality

Mark Rosenman | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Mark Rosenman

In the long-overdue battle to stem our country's growing economic inequality, too many nonprofits are either missing from action or part of the problem.

Demand for Food Never Higher in West Michigan

Kenneth Estelle | Posted 03.11.2014 | Impact
Kenneth Estelle

This is the classic dilemma of American poverty: Without a job, a client has to turn to food pantries and public assistance; when she finds a job, she loses her public assistance and sometimes winds up with less than she had before.

From Charity to Justice to Love: My Professional Odyssey

Jessica R. Dreistadt | Posted 02.28.2014 | Impact
Jessica R. Dreistadt

True connection, dialogue, and understanding are missing from both the charity and justice prototypes. Both models are based on judgment, prescription, and dominance. Both assume that there is one right answer -- an illusory perfection that none of us can truly claim to exemplify.

Too Many Nickelbacks

Nancy Lublin | Posted 02.25.2014 | Impact
Nancy Lublin

In the not-for-profit world, there are a bunch of orgs and people who are very popular. Articles and lists tout "the best social innovations of 2013" or the "top social changemakers." But being on a list or knowing lots of powerful people doesn't mean your org has huge impact.

Effective Volunteering During the Holiday Season

Shayla R. Price | Posted 02.19.2014 | Impact
Shayla R. Price

Can you play the piano? Are you a talented artist? Do you know your way around the kitchen? Maybe you have fantastic organizing skills! Volunteer to put your own talents to use by providing a simple public service

The Static State of Philanthropy (Part 5)

Marc Chardon and Hal Williams | Posted 02.17.2014 | Impact
Marc Chardon and Hal Williams

As we come to the end of this series on the state of philanthropy, we want to turn away from the analysis and move to the proactive question: "Where do we go from here?"

There Is No Need for a Culture of Martyrdom

Andrew_Yang | Posted 12.17.2013 | TED Weekends

I wanted to be a good non-profit leader, which cut against my instincts as a corporate leader. Why were the two so different?

What DC Central Kitchen Learned from a Newtown Mother

DC Central Kitchen | Posted 02.12.2014 | Impact
DC Central Kitchen

By Alexander Justice Moore Director of Development, DC Central Kitchen I'm lucky enough to work in a place held up by pillars of hope. Every day in D...

A Big Idea Gets Philadelphia's Young People Writing Clearly

Christopher Norris | Posted 02.08.2014 | Impact
Christopher Norris

According to everyone I spoke to, Mighty Writers represents more than just a writing program or a colorful logo, it represents a dream whose time has come.

How-To Boldly and Bravely Bet On Yourself

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 02.04.2014 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

To describe itself to itself and to attract new converts, it is common these days for the nonprofit sector to talk in terms of investment - obscuring ...

How-To Use Ambiguity to Pioneer Change

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 01.28.2014 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

Despite crushing student loans and a miserable job market, this Millennial Generation is the most socially conscious, most globally aware and most act...

How-To Figure Out Your Social Entrepreneurship

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 01.24.2014 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

"We gain something profound when we stand up for our beliefs, just as part of us dies when we know that something is wrong, yet do nothing....We don't...

The Importance of Art Conservation: An Artist's Perspective

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The conservator can talk about the nuts and bolts while I try and figure out what was going on in the artist's head and eye. In this case, what did Homer see, how did he chose to paint it, why that and how did he execute it.

Female CEO Provides Communities with Year-Round Culture

Christopher Norris | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Christopher Norris

In addition to parents being accountable for exposing their children to meaningful programs, the mother of two says there's a role for the elected official to play in promoting engagement.

How-To Convert Your Convictions Into A Career

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

Are you seeking fulfillment and happiness in the social change world? At this point in your life, are you called to give back? Ready to change caree...

How-To Reject Rejection When It's Personal

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

In the public square of social change, rejection is intensely personal. If you believe in your mission, and if you are giving it your all, then it's ...