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How to Incorporate Engaging Interactive Activities Into Your Events

Matthew David Hopkins | Posted 07.27.2016 | HuffPost Home
Matthew David Hopkins

Interactive elements bring an added energy to an event, get your attendees more involved and invested in a cause, and even help inform guests about an organization or mission in a way that doesn't put them to sleep. In addition, interactive experiences are often key players in driving mentions on social media platforms from Facebook to Twitter, Instagram to Vine.

ARISE Impact Makes a Presence in the US to Increase Employability Among the Visually Challenged

Erandi Palihakkara | Posted 07.25.2016 | Impact
Erandi Palihakkara

This year, Act to Rise for Innovation in Special Education Impact (ARISE Impact) was one of the few nonprofits that were handpicked to showcase their ...

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...

Mothers Can End Mother-to-Child-Transmission of HIV

Robin Smalley | Posted 07.19.2016 | Women
Robin Smalley

When Thabile visited the Nkhaba Health Centre for her first antenatal visit, there was a lot on her mind. Diagnosed with HIV four years prior, she expressed her fear to the nurses at the clinic...fear that she would infect her child and fear that she would die, leaving him orphaned.

Pity Won't End Poverty

Mauricio Lim Miller | Posted 07.19.2016 | Impact
Mauricio Lim Miller

It's time to ask funders, policy makers and those in influential positions to recognize, promote and fund the positive initiatives taken by all of our society's families.

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.

Non-profits in the 21st Century

Jo Anne Lyon | Posted 07.11.2016 | Religion
Jo Anne Lyon

Non-profits in the 21st Century How to break through a cluttered philanthropic environment to ensure your non-profit's message is heard and supported ...

The Poverty of Play

Anne Goddard | Posted 07.11.2016 | Impact
Anne Goddard

With summer comes the real work of children: play. The simple act of playing, whether an organized game or spur-of-the-moment frolic, sets free in chi...

Make Poverty Tolerable or Escapable?

Mauricio Lim Miller | Posted 07.08.2016 | Impact
Mauricio Lim Miller

Over the next two months, I will post a series on HuffPo to share both my experiences growing up poor in America as well as what has been learned from hundreds of other families who have shared their stories with the organization I founded, the Family Independence Initiative (FII).

Measuring How We Measure Impact

Gary Laermer | Posted 07.12.2016 | Impact
Gary Laermer

In an increasingly data-driven world, nonprofits are feeling the pressure to quantitatively demonstrate their effectiveness, reach and impact. In tandem, donors are, more than ever, meticulously benchmarking and comparing nonprofits to see which align with their personal values and contribute in a way they feel is most impactful.

Doing Well by Doing Good: An Interview with Clara Gaymard, Co Founder of RAISE

Alexandre Mars | Posted 07.07.2016 | Business
Alexandre Mars

I first learned about Clara Gaymard 10 years ago. She's an incredibly accomplished businesswoman, and she manages it all while being a mom of 9 kids! Clara worked really hard to build her career in parallel to everything else.

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...

Why Everyone Will Be Belly Flopping At Your 4th Of July Pool Party

Tracie Domino | Posted 07.01.2016 | Good News
Tracie Domino

Growing up my sister and I would tease our mother relentlessly about how she would never get her hair wet while we would be diving and canon balling a...

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.

Encore Careers: The Life-Long Learning Trajectory

Jason Wingard | Posted 06.30.2016 | Education
Jason Wingard

Corporate experience is helping fill the talent gap for seasoned management in the growing nonprofit industry. A second career, later in life, is part of today's new "life-long learning trajectory."

Philanthropreneur: Why Business Owners Should Get Involved In Local Nonprofits

Shuly Oletzky | Posted 06.30.2016 | Business
Shuly Oletzky

I'm an accidental philanthropist, and I'm not ashamed to admit it. I first got involved in Easter Seals nearly 15 years ago when my former boss, par...

Reimagining Thought Leadership

Vanessa Wakeman | Posted 06.30.2016 | Impact
Vanessa Wakeman

As someone who has worked in the social change space for over a decade, I have witnessed monumental changes on important societal issues as a result of fierce commitment by thought leaders to bring about change.

Embracing Discomfort

Kathleen P. Enright | Posted 06.29.2016 | Impact
Kathleen P. Enright

Like many, I've spent a great deal of time thinking about what more I -- and, by extension, the organization I lead, Grantmakers for Effective Organiz...

Working toward a world where everyone has a decent place to live

Henry Cisneros | Posted 06.24.2016 | Impact
Henry Cisneros

I was raised to believe I could rise. I think many of us were. Our parents taught us, in ways large and small, that what mattered most was not where ...

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.

The Heart Of A Surgeon

SreyRam Kuy, MD | Posted 06.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
SreyRam Kuy, MD

The Heart of a Surgeon Dr. SreyRam Kuy was recently interview by Sally Croom, Louisiana State University Health Shreveport. This interview was or...

How Can You do the Most Good with Your Charitable Giving? This Expert's Answers Might Surprise You

Linch Zhang | Posted 07.05.2016 | Impact
Linch Zhang

GiveWell is a relatively young (started in 2007) charity rating agency that makes recommendations to donors based on the expected impact of their doll...

Stanford and My Fear of Being Tomorrow's News Headline

Matt Pipkin | Posted 06.20.2016 | Impact
Matt Pipkin

If the only time we discuss these issues and take action is when it's a big news headline, an unintended consequence is that silence will be perpetuated by people's fear of being the next headline on the evening news. No thanks.

Three Things I Learned By Taking a Road Trip From Newark to the White House with 38 Seventh-Graders

Monica Gray | Posted 06.20.2016 | Education
Monica Gray

On June 3rd, 2016 I took a road trip to the White House with 38 seventh-graders from Newark, NJ, and it's a day that I'll never forget.

4 Ways Organizations Use Social Media To Engage With Millennial Donors

Rachel Wolfson | Posted 06.16.2016 | Business
Rachel Wolfson

Once labeled as the "me, me, me generation" by TIME magazine, millennials are making impressive strides when it comes to donating and contributing to charities and non-profits across the globe.