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Making Paid Leave Big Enough to Matter and Small Enough to Achieve

Shifra Bronznick | Posted 05.23.2015 | Impact
Shifra Bronznick

The spate of high-profile voices making the case for paid leave is generating awareness, but what will move people to action? In our work, which focuses on advancing women into leadership in the Jewish non-profit sector, we've discovered how to motivate leaders to adopt paid leave.

Two Shoes and a Red Nose

Amber Browning-Coyle | Posted 05.22.2015 | Impact
Amber Browning-Coyle

May 21st, Thursday, is the Inaugural Red Nose Day here in the United States. What is Red Nose Day? Simply put, it's the perfect opportunity to get involved, have fun, and raise money to end poverty.

The Deadly Aftershocks of Medical Debt on Your Credit Report

Jerry Ashton | Posted 05.22.2015 | New York
Jerry Ashton

Thanks to muscular promptings by NY State Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, the three major U.S. credit reporting agencies announced changes in the way in which medical debt will be scored when they deliver an individual's credit report.

5 Ways Technology Can Help Your Nonprofit Do More Good

Sarah Hillware | Posted 05.22.2015 | Impact
Sarah Hillware

The way people give is constantly changing. People may care about your cause, but it doesn't mean they will donate. So what drives them?

Domestic Violence Awareness Is at All Time High: What Next?

Ariel Zwang | Posted 05.22.2015 | Impact
Ariel Zwang

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, there has been a 63% reduction in incidents of domestic violence that do not result in death in the US since 1994. In addition, there was a 48% reduction in intimate partner homicides between 1976 and 2005.

Talia Lavin

Jews Who Left The Ultra-Orthodox World Find Support In One Another

HuffingtonPost.com | Talia Lavin | Posted 05.21.2015 | Religion

Shulem Deen’s first steps away from Hasidic Judaism were in the direction of a radio. Defying his community's express prohibitions against ...

Beware of Nonprofit Boards That Don't Ask Their Directors for Money

Alice Korngold | Posted 05.21.2015 | Impact
Alice Korngold

It's often a red flag when a nonprofit board does not expect its board members to "give/get" a meaningful amount of money.

Saving a Life Is Easier Than You Think

Jay Feinberg | Posted 05.19.2015 | Impact
Jay Feinberg

It was that search for a match and the overwhelming outpouring of support I received that inspired me to establish the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation.

Why 'Philanthropy Needs To Go Where Government Won't' To Protect Sex Workers

Inside Philanthropy | Kiersten Marek | Posted 05.13.2015 | Impact

The health and safety of sex workers: It's not an issue most of us tend to think about every day, but it's yet another example of how marginalized pop...

For Good Grantmaking, It All Comes Back to Good Governance

Kathleen P. Enright | Posted 05.13.2015 | Business
Kathleen P. Enright

Before I came to Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, I spent more than five years at BoardSource, a national organization focused on improving nonprofit governance. I have to admit, at the time I fancied myself a bit of a governance expert. I was wrong.

Clinton Foundation Must Stop Hiding Behind Dark Money Groups

Till Bruckner | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics
Till Bruckner

The Clinton Foundation claims that it's committed to transparency - but clearly, it's not.

Get More Out of Your Email List

Laura Packard | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
Laura Packard

If you have a non-profit, email may be one of the most important cost-effective tools for reaching your supporters. However, just building a list will not necessarily help your organization reach your goals.

Survivors of Domestic Violence Walk for Change

Amber Browning-Coyle | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact
Amber Browning-Coyle

The goal is not only to support victims of domestic violence through their traumatic experiences, but also help them thrive through personal and professional success.

Aviva Drescher: Changing the World One Step at a Time

Amber Browning-Coyle | Posted 05.08.2015 | Impact
Amber Browning-Coyle

Somewhere between the piercing bright lights, the hum of the cameras, and the editing room floor lies only bits of truth, you just need to know what to look for.

7 Fundraising Strategies I Used to Raise Millions

Steve Mariotti | Posted 05.07.2015 | Business
Steve Mariotti

Got a wonderful idea you know will change the world for the better? Fantastic! But to get any idea off the ground, you need one thing: money.

This Organization Helps Kenyans Accelerate their Careers

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 05.06.2015 | Impact
Jonha Revesencio

This is part of the #CareerAdvice series - featuring successful professionals who share their advice to people who would want to take their career to...

One (Economic) Argument for ONE California

Manuel Pastor | Posted 05.05.2015 | Latino Voices
Manuel Pastor

There are economic arguments for why ONE California matters for the state: Documentation and citizenship can each result in income gains for immigrants, better conditions for their citizen kids and an expanded economy for everyone.

Strategic Planning: Nonprofit Board Orphan?

Eugene Fram | Posted 05.03.2015 | Business
Eugene Fram

The absence of a strategic planning process endangers a nonprofit's future growth and stability. Making that process a priority in nonprofit board operations involves selecting and training board members to appreciate its importance to the ongoing success of the organization.

What I Learned Volunteering With the Nonprofit No Barriers

Carrie Visintainer | Posted 05.01.2015 | Impact
Carrie Visintainer

The end result is something I'm proud to have been a part of, an experience that's impacted my life in a positive way. I'm glad I overcame my own obstacles to take part in the planning, and I can't wait to savor the exciting culmination of our work.

For Non-Profits, There Ain't No Free Launch!

Jerry Ashton | Posted 05.01.2015 | Impact
Jerry Ashton

What could be easier than starting a feel-good, do good charitable operation? Especially one that would have universal appeal and which -- in one way or another -- likely affects almost every family in the United States?

A Unique School Struggles to Preserve an Ancient Culture

Hilary Cadigan | Posted 04.30.2015 | Impact
Hilary Cadigan

This year, Mor Wah Kee saw its first two alumni graduate from college, and two more enter to begin their secondary degrees. When I asked a classroom full of sixth graders who else wanted to go to college someday, nearly all the hands shot up.

What I Learned About Leadership From Addiction Recovery

Paul Schmitz | Posted 04.27.2015 | Impact
Paul Schmitz

The recent loss of an important early mentor has focused that reflection on something unexpected -- how much my recovery from addiction shaped my approach to leadership and social change.

Good Intentions Aren't Enough: Advice for Voluntourists

Nourish International | Posted 04.24.2015 | Impact
Nourish International

Illustration by Josh McDonald In 1968, while speaking to a conference on international student projects, Ivan Illich told those in attendance "the e...

How to Change the World... and Make a Profit

Rebecca Fishman Lipsey | Posted 05.19.2015 | Impact
Rebecca Fishman Lipsey

Calling all aspiring founders of social-impact organizations: You don't have to become a nonprofit in order to lead positive change.

How Eco-Friendly Cookstoves Are Saving Lives And Solving A Gender Rights Problem

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.22.2015 | Impact

Household air pollution from cooking with solid fuels caused about 4.3 million deaths, most of them women and children, in 2012. And to Phil Ferranto,...