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Most Wealthy Americans Say Giving Back Is 'Essential' To Them: Report

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.29.2015 | Impact

A new report suggests the 1 percent is pretty well-intended when it comes to their charitable dollar. According to a study by U.S. Trust, 86 perce...

The Smart, Impactful Reason Why More Food Banks Are Looking Like Grocery Stores

New York Times | TINA ROSENBERG | Posted 05.28.2015 | Impact

Nearly a million and a half people rely on food pantries in New York City, and Lugeily Duran is one of them. She was laid off from her job in a medica...

Veterans Take 'Honor Flight' to Reflect on Years of Service

HooplaHa | Posted 05.26.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

The Honor Flights Network, a non-profit organization, makes it their year-long mission to provide free transportation to American veterans to Washington D.C., so that they can have the opportunity to reflect on their service.

Jack Black Breaks Down Meeting Homeless Ugandan Boy Who Just Wants An Education

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.26.2015 | Impact

America recently got to see a whole other side to jokester Jack Black. In support of Red Nose Day, the funny man traveled to Uganda and took a gli...

Broadway Stars Raise Their Voices Against Bullying

Amber Browning-Coyle | Posted 05.26.2015 | Impact
Amber Browning-Coyle

The spotlights were bright on Broadway at the Diamond Horseshoe, and they were shining for the Tyler Clementi Foundation.

The Nepal Earthquake: One Month On

Robert J. Rosenthal | Posted 05.26.2015 | World
Robert J. Rosenthal

A month after Nepal's most devastating earthquake in 80 years, there are at least a few things to be optimistic about. But make no mistake: a nation that was trying to find itself after a long feudal slumber has now lost its footing again.

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

Shifra Bronznick | Posted 05.26.2015 | 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 05.27.2015 | 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.