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Why Pope Francis Should Join My Board of Directors

Paul Caccamo | Posted 06.30.2015 | Sports
Paul Caccamo

Youth sports are in desperate need of reform. Less and less kids are playing sports in America and kids from disadvantaged economic backgrounds are...

Stop Differentiating Social Entrepreneurs

Alexandre Mars | Posted 06.30.2015 | Impact
Alexandre Mars

Are you an entrepreneur if you launch a nonprofit? When I ask my peers to give me the most notable examples of innovation and entrepreneurship in the last fifty years, most mention a game-changing technology in Silicon Valley.

Detroit Horse Power: Urban Horsemanship Provides A Proven Tool For Changing Lives

Nancy Kotting | Posted 06.30.2015 | Detroit
Nancy Kotting

There are models across the country where horses are brought into urban environments to enhance the lives of those within. They exist legally via ordinance or special use permits, some for recreational purposes such as the Los Angeles Equestrian Center.

The Tragedy in Charleston

Susan Danish | Posted 06.29.2015 | Impact
Susan Danish

On hearing of the Charleston shootings, I remembered the "dead idea" of a post-racial society. There is nothing post-racial about our society. Racial divides still exist in a myriad of ways.

Meet the Cunninghams

Wendy Doyle | Posted 06.24.2015 | Women
Wendy Doyle

It's so easy to get caught up working for long-term change that sometimes we forget to stop and look at the differences we're making today. That's why I'd like to stop and take a moment to tell you about a remarkable family of strong women leaders whose involvement in various Women's Foundation programs strengthens and perfectly exemplifies our mission.

Recordings From Music Maker Relief Foundation (and a Free Album!)

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 06.24.2015 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

Public folklorists like me often advocate for traditional arts, and for individual traditional artists. We try to increase funding, support, and participation in the art forms we work with, and we recommend artists for gigs, awards, grants, and other recognition.

No Whistleblowing for David, Only Goliath

Sue Veres Royal | Posted 06.24.2015 | Impact
Sue Veres Royal

We know that nonprofits make enormous contributions to society. To protect the integrity of the sector, a revision to this law is needed. In the meantime, nonetheless, I hope you will step forward if you find yourself in a situation in which unethical practices are taking place.

I'll Have My Beer For-Profit, Please

Robert Shireman | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Robert Shireman

I was in northeast Portland over the weekend and decided to stop in at a brewery that Yelp users said not only had good beer but "it's a nonprofit too!" I assumed they just misinterpreted the brewpub's joke about its inadequate revenue. But no.

Keeping Children Fed When School Lets Out

Jilly Stephens | Posted 06.26.2015 | Impact
Jilly Stephens

The cost of living continues to rise at a significant pace in New York City and poverty is most severe among households with children. According to the Self-Sufficiency Standard Report, 42% of all New York households do not have enough income to meet their basic needs.

WATCH: 'Juicing For The Homeless' Donates Fresh Fruit Drinks

HooplaHa | Posted 06.19.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

In this Chicken Soup For The Soul Moment we bring you something fresh and healthy! The GIVE Project, a non-profit organization in California, starte...

I'm Founding a Nonprofit. Should I Pay Myself?

Rebecca Fishman Lipsey | Posted 06.18.2015 | Impact
Rebecca Fishman Lipsey

Sometimes even after an organization has stabilized, founders take no funds or radically less funding than they deserve. I have a few theories about why this is happening.

Engineering Girls' Passion for STEM

Victoria Juarez | Posted 06.18.2015 | Education
Victoria Juarez

Nobel Peace Prize winner and education activist Malala Yousafzai is quoted with saying, "Every girl deserves to take part in creating the technology that will change our world and change who runs it."

Another War Photographer's Death Is a Reminder of the Importance of First Aid Training for Journalists

Lily Hindy | Posted 06.18.2015 | Media
Lily Hindy

In the summer of 2011, just a few months after photojournalist Tim Hetherington was killed in Libya, Sebastian Junger hired me to help him start a nonprofit medical training program for independent journalists working in war zones.

Dance Nonprofit Teaches Much More Than Dance

Amber Browning-Coyle | Posted 06.18.2015 | Impact
Amber Browning-Coyle

As the house lights slowly dim over the audience, the stage begins to glow with an electric pulse. No it is not the thousand watts of spotlights that illuminate the theatre causing the glow, but the smiles of hundreds of children taking the stage at the National Dance Institute performance of "This Land Is Our Land."

The Nonprofit Where Society's Forgotten Find Purpose: Baker Industries

Robin Spiess | Posted 06.17.2015 | Impact
Robin Spiess

These are the workers here at Baker, and in a lot of ways, they are the ones society would tend to ignore. They're the ones with physical disabilities, or with mental handicaps; the ones with criminal records, or with past drug addictions; the ones for whom finding a steady job is a massive challenge.

A Closer Look at the Impact of #GivingTuesday

Steve MacLaughlin | Posted 06.17.2015 | Impact
Steve MacLaughlin

We all know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Chances are you also know about Giving Tuesday.

Making A Difference: The World of Giving - US Charitable Giving Surpasses All Past Records in 2014

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 06.16.2015 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

It feels like 2007...at least in the nonprofit world as that was the height of the philanthropic contribution levels. And yes, seven years after the devastating recession, charitable donation levels have exceeded the banner year of 2007 for the first time.

You Can Help Make The World A Little Bit Better Just By Watching A 20-Second Ad

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 06.16.2015 | Impact

Good news, millennials: You don't need a single penny to fund a cause near and dear to your heart -- a few spare moments and access to the Internet wi...

Save The Children Shut Down In Pakistan After 35 Years Of Service For Violating Charter

Associated Press | MUNIR AHMED | Posted 06.12.2015 | Impact

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani government shut down the offices of the international aid group Save the Children in the capital, Islamabad for vi...

Here's How You Can Be The Most Helpful When Donating To People In Need

Mashable | Katie Dupere | Posted 06.11.2015 | Impact

Giving back is important, but all those canned pineapples and piles of forgotten T-shirts aren't really doing the trick. Take Hurricane Sandy as an...

Why We Exist and How We Can Evolve

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 06.11.2015 | Impact
Samuel A. Worthington

We live in a globalized world. Corporations work across national boundaries and government policies continue to be shaped by international norms. Local civil society working on its own is no match for these forces. This is where nonprofits that work globally come into the picture.

In Conversation With Photographer and Social Entrepreneur Marco Vernaschi

Adriana Teresa Letorney | Posted 06.10.2015 | Business
Adriana Teresa Letorney

Marco is the President and Founder of the BIOPHILIA Foundation, a grassroots, non-profit organization based in Argentina that contributes in shaping a sustainable model of rural development. I had the opportunity to interview Marco about BIOPHILIA, its mission and one photographers' legacy.

Do Corporate Grantmakers Care More About the Poor Than Other Foundations?

Aaron Dorfman | Posted 06.09.2015 | Impact
Aaron Dorfman

For most Fortune 500 companies, philanthropy is a vehicle for corporate interests. Corporations are designed for profit maximization and market expansion, and corporate philanthropy generally is in service to those objectives.

Building Igloos or Slurpees

Bill Couzens | Posted 06.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

Today we are protecting the public and are seeing policies across the nation and around the globe that are laser-focused on preventing harm to human health, specifically cancer.

How Red Cross Issues Hurt Others Who Help

Jacqueline Wilson | Posted 06.08.2015 | Business
Jacqueline Wilson

There are still many amazing and honest nonprofits out there -- both large and small. Do your research. Ask them questions. Don't be shy about inquiring exactly where your money goes.