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A positive culture only happens with intentionality

Kathleen P. Enright | Posted 02.04.2016 | Impact
Kathleen P. Enright

In January, I had the opportunity to join the Minnesota Council on Foundations' Annual Meeting of Members to speak about the connection between cultur...

Facebook Live Video for Nonprofits

Caroline Avakian | Posted 02.03.2016 | Impact
Caroline Avakian

So what does all this mean for nonprofits who rely on Facebook to communicate with their Facebook fan communities? Here's a quick breakdown:

A Philanthropy Of Books: What I Learned Through Donating K-12 Books To Schools In Sri Lanka

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 02.01.2016 | Education
Arnal Dayaratna

When I decided to donate some books to schools and libraries in Sri Lanka, the country where I was born, as part of a trip from December 2015 to Janua...

Breaking news: how to handle when it hits your non-profit

Laura Packard | Posted 01.22.2016 | Impact
Laura Packard

Since it's debate season and election season this winter, you may be wondering how your non-profit can take part in larger news events. Will they ment...

The Right Work of Mentoring... Pays It Forward!

Leni Miller | Posted 01.21.2016 | Education
Leni Miller

This is what becoming a mentor can do for anyone who has the desire to truly get to know another person. To walk in their shoes and to be fully present and helpful during important transitions and changes when friends and family, for a variety of reasons, can't be.

Forget Star Wars; Get Ready for Water Wars

Marc Ross | Posted 01.20.2016 | Green
Marc Ross

If trends persist and a growing body of scientific evidence holds true, we may be at war, or at least find ourselves hurled into new geo-political conflicts, for something that most of us, at least in first-world countries, take for granted -- water.

Finding a Balance Between Counterterrorism and Supporting NGOs

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 01.19.2016 | Impact
Samuel A. Worthington

Fear and anxiety should not encourage U.S. NGOs to first ask local partners or activists if they are terrorists before they ask if they can be partners.

Leveraging Young Professionals to Create Organizational Innovation

Van Donkersgoed | Posted 01.15.2016 | Impact
Van Donkersgoed

The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro are quickly approaching. Recent media coverage has fixated on global athletic governance, its impact on fairness, and the blurred lines between international politics and sports

Motivated Millennials

Chris Schortgen | Posted 01.15.2016 | Impact
Chris Schortgen

The world's water crisis is a large problem to wrap your head around. Every year nearly 3.4 million people will die from preventable waterborne illnesses. Every 21 seconds, a child will die from a preventable waterborne illness.

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.

What it Means to Be a Social Impact CEO

Melissa Beck | Posted 01.15.2016 | Impact
Melissa Beck

In terms of corporate giving, social responsibility programs have become pillars on which businesses stand. They build trust with employees, customers and stakeholders alike. Engaging employees strengthens bonds, creates loyalty and makes individuals more productive.

Meaning, Purpose, and Civic Engagement Beyond Belief

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 01.14.2016 | Religion
Gleb Tsipursky

Whether you are a believer or secular, to gain a greater sense of purpose and meaning in life it helps to participate in civic engagement with others from your community.

Moby Donates 100% of Restaurant Profit to Animal Welfare Organizations

Nzinga Young | Posted 01.14.2016 | Impact
Nzinga Young

Vegan restaurants in Los Angeles are fairly easy to come by. From swanky to casual, raw food to junk food, plant-based eaters can find a variety of o...

Woman Changes Retirement Plans To Aid Hispanic Community In Florida

Alexandra McNulty | Posted 01.13.2016 | Latino Voices

Aol's BeOn group creates custom editorial content that is sponsored by marketing partners. The sponsoring partners do not exert editorial influence ov...

Curriculum Associates: For-Impact Enterprise

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 01.13.2016 | Business
Tom Vander Ark

Since Andrew Carnegie launched the modern era of philanthropy 105 years ago, it has been common to view enterprise as extraction and nonprofits and foundations as contribution--enterprise being clearly self-serving and and third sector being society-serving.

Snakebite anti-venom shortages: A preventable public health crisis

Duncan Maru | Posted 01.12.2016 | Impact
Duncan Maru

This post was written by two of Duncan's colleauges, Possible's C.O.O. Ryan Schwarz and Medical Director Bikash Gauchan. Dr. Schwarz is the Chief Op...

The Epidemic That's Taking Children's Lives But Almost No One Is Talking About

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 01.08.2016 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

Most of the work currently being done by those who care for child trafficking victims is "rescue and rehabilitation" but precious little is done to interdict or disable the trade in and use of children for slavery, especially sexual slavery.

Better Together: How to Make the Biggest Impact Through Nonprofit and For-Profit Partnerships

Christie Garton | Posted 01.08.2016 | Impact
Christie Garton

No matter what cause, industry or issue a nonprofit focuses on, the goal remains the same: make the biggest impact possible.

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?

Non-Profits and Social Media: Using Social Advertising to Tell Your Story

Tulani Elisa | Posted 01.05.2016 | Business
Tulani Elisa

Don't run ads just to run ads. Start with goals that you want to achieve on social. These could be growing your audience, gaining attention for an initiative or even raising money in a crisis situation.

Viacom Gets Down to Give Back

Amber Browning-Coyle | Posted 01.05.2016 | Impact
Amber Browning-Coyle

The holidays have past. Millions around the world feverishly dreamt of what awaited them on Christmas morning. Behind the scenes the true unsung her...

If the Shoe Fits

Wendy Adamson | Posted 01.04.2016 | Impact
Wendy Adamson

The sun had just gone down on Los Angeles' skid row. Shadows lurk in doorways and rows of cardboard tents line up against the walls of vacant buildings. A woman shuffles down the street bent over a shopping cart, one leg dragging behind her.

5 Nonprofit Predictions for 2016

Caroline Avakian | Posted 12.29.2015 | Impact
Caroline Avakian

Predictions are a tricky thing. They're mostly comprised of strong currents of the present, past habits and a big dose of educated guessing. When it comes to nonprofits, there's also an element of hopefulness that's thrown in, at least in my list of predictions for 2016.

How to Supercharge Your Generosity

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 12.28.2015 | Impact
Gleb Tsipursky

It feels great to see hope light up in the eyes of a beggar in the street as you stop to look at them when others pass them by without a glance. Their faces widen in a smile as you reach into your pocket and take out your wallet.

Nonprofits and Startups Aren't As Different As You'd Think

Sriram Krishnan | Posted 12.28.2015 | Technology
Sriram Krishnan

Nonprofits that want to raise funds as well as awareness have a lot to learn from the startup community, an industry often at the forefront of trends.