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How Nonprofits Can Increase Engagement Through Gamification

Jim Pugh | Posted 10.02.2015 | Technology
Jim Pugh

If you work at a nonprofit organization, you know it can be tough to engage your supporter base. Even though the work you're doing to save the world is critically important, it's hard to compete for people's attention.

The Biggest Disability No One Talks About & How We Can Address It with Mindfulness - An Open Letter to Google

Steven Crandell | Posted 10.06.2015 | Impact
Steven Crandell

Mindfulness training, spread digitally, is a very cost-effective option to help people on a massive scale. It's sustainable. It offers a low cost of entry to populations most in-need. It can help all of us with disabilities -- recognized or not -- to find well-being every single day.

Kristen Bell, Jessica Alba and Others Support Pregnant and Parenting Foster Youth at Raising Baby

Matt Hartman | Posted 09.30.2015 | Impact
Matt Hartman

Welcoming close to one hundred current and former foster youth, along with their adorable children, to the event, Raising Baby provided the young parents with multiple workshops and activities.

Meet 10 Young Leaders Who Are Creating A Better World

Posted 10.02.2015 | Impact

Among the coming-of-age, hyper-connected generation of millennials are numerous young people driven to make a positive difference in the world. Many h...

Startup Insider: Watsi Cofounder Grace Garey - The Journey from Y Combinator to 5,000 Patients Funded

David Ongchoco | Posted 09.30.2015 | Impact
David Ongchoco

Startup Insider is a series of articles with the goal of helping aspiring founders and entrepreneurs understand the ins and outs of starting a startup...

Yoga, Mindfulness and Kids: The Value of Disconnecting

Monica Gray | Posted 09.29.2015 | Education
Monica Gray

In this hyper-connected, on-line all-the-time culture, it has never been more important to disengage and slow down. Adults have been doing it for years -- through yoga and the increasingly popular practice of mindfulness, which is generally described as the state of being attentive to the present moment.

Do We Still Care About the Childhood Obesity Epidemic?

Susan Danish | Posted 09.29.2015 | Impact
Susan Danish

I'm not saying that we haven't made progress on the epidemic that is childhood obesity. We have -- but it's still an epidemic.

Starting From Scratch: 2 Alternative Approaches to Building a Non-Profit

Max Yoder | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business
Max Yoder

When we launched, a for-profit company, we also started a non-profit called The First Fund. The First Fund works with first-grade teachers...

A Compelling Case to Make Advocacy a Part of Board Culture

Kathleen P. Enright | Posted 09.25.2015 | Impact
Kathleen P. Enright

As grantmakers, we're in this work to achieve something significant because the causes we care about are so pressing -- ending hunger, protecting our environment, supporting equality.

How to Use Search Engine Optimization For Your Nonprofit

Laura Packard | Posted 09.24.2015 | Impact
Laura Packard

One of the first things you should do as you launch your site (after you have set up an SEO plugin and/or made the appropriate SEO adjustments to your pages) is to tell Google to come crawl it. There are a few different ways to do this.

Bringing Bitcoin To Cuba

Carlos M. Gutierrez, Jr. | Posted 09.23.2015 | Technology
Carlos M. Gutierrez, Jr.

Since its introduction in 2008, Bitcoin, the world's most recognized and frequently used crypto-currency has continued to grow in popularity. Bitcoin's peer-to-peer decentralized structure has steadily attracted global users seeking to make purchases and transfers of money digitally, privately, and with minimal transaction costs.

18th Birthday of WWO and the Tragedy of 9/11

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 09.17.2015 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

9/11 is a reminder that with tragedy, there is resiliency and lessons learned. We go on and life is renewed and we are hopeful. I am inspired by all those who suffered losses on that day and will always honor this day for its historical significance and the reminder that Worldwide Orphans has a birthday on that day.

Case Story: Sweet Boy Living With HIV Returns to His Birth Family

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 09.10.2015 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

By Dr. Sophie Mengistu Country Director, WWO Ethiopia Worldwide Orphans (WWO) has been providing shelter, food, education, health care and other ps...

Facilitating Mergers and Acquisitions for Nonprofits

John E. Kobara | Posted 09.09.2015 | Impact
John E. Kobara

American idealism, combined with our strong individualism, generates new ideas and businesses like no other country. We also start the most nonprofits.

The Mindfulness Summit -- You're Invited

Steven Crandell | Posted 09.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Steven Crandell

Two 30-something Australians have decided to throw a mindfulness party for the world. It starts Oct. 1, lasts all month and costs nothing. They ca...

Help a Community by Investing in a Community

Pippa Biddle | Posted 09.08.2015 | Impact
Pippa Biddle

Investing in a community might mean that a project takes longer or that it may cost most than if it was done by a visiting band of short-term volunteers, but the effect will be much deeper.

A Life Spent Leading By Example

Michael Golden | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics
Michael Golden

I remember being one of a group of students who were not exactly revved up to start relearning economics. But Woods was excited. As soon as he started talking about it, he came alive. He was energized by the prospect of speaking to students about something he loved.

What Leaders Can Learn From #NoKidHungry

Tim McDonald | Posted 09.08.2015 | Impact
Tim McDonald

In the 21st century, leadership is about collaboration and the lessons from the No Kid Hungry campaign include the ability to build a strong community around a shared way we can make the world better for kids.

charity: water Launches Their Crazy Good September Campaign

Brady Josephson | Posted 09.03.2015 | Impact
Brady Josephson

The fall is my favourite season. The weather cools down and the baseball season heats up (have you seen the Toronto Blue Jays lately...). And for me since 2009 it also means charity: water's September campaign. As a known and unabashed admirer of Scott, his team and their work, I always look forward to seeing what they will do with their September campaign.

3 Action Steps for Nonprofits and Services Organizations to Take Advantage of the Stock-Market's Sell-Off

Kim Harris | Posted 09.02.2015 | Business
Kim Harris

It's impossible to predict the future, and as long as there is capitalism our economy will be in a state of constant fluctuation. Taking steps to use the information given to create a funding plan to work for your service organization or business will help soften the blow of any downturn in market conditions.

Turn Your Dream Into A Message

Sophia Williams-Baugh | Posted 09.01.2015 | Black Voices
Sophia Williams-Baugh

My dream revealed that anything was possible with God. My nightmare/dream told me that no one could harm me or permanently do damage as long as Jesus was by my side. I was told to come from behind the scenes and don't be afraid to shine.

Nonprofits: Equity Must Begin Within

Paul Schmitz | Posted 08.27.2015 | Impact
Paul Schmitz

Equity recognizes that we don't all start at the same place. It recognizes that persistent disparities will not be solved without targeting certain opportunities and supports to individuals who start further behind or face additional barriers.

DC Non-Profit Combats Systemic Racism

Barrett Holmes Pitner | Posted 08.27.2015 | Impact
Barrett Holmes Pitner

Given that the vast majority of Bread for the City's clients are African American (or other people of color) in a city that's nearly fully half Caucasian, this assumption not only ignores broader patterns of racism -- it becomes part of the pattern itself.

What Ginger Rogers Has to Do With Women's Equality

Susan Danish | Posted 08.26.2015 | Impact
Susan Danish

We have the right to vote and that's a powerful right. But we know that the equality dance is a marathon when we think about the many inequalities that still exist -- you've read about them -- the pay gap, the top leadership gap, the disproportionate number of women living in poverty, and so on!

TNT Actor Raphael Sbarge Is a Harlem Broadway Baby -- Part II

Ilana Rapp | Posted 08.23.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Most importantly, we learned that he still has his comic book collection from when he was a kid! I really have to see what he used to read!