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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 04.22.2015 | 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,...

Global Day of Hope Raises Awareness for 350 Million Living With Depression

Kathryn Goetzke | Posted 04.20.2015 | Impact
Kathryn Goetzke

The International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression (iFred) is galvanizing support on Saturday, May 2, for Global Day of Hope, when ...

Nonprofit Boards Prepare -- The Millennial Workforce Is Coming!

Eugene Fram | Posted 04.19.2015 | Business
Eugene Fram

Yes, the millennials are coming! The research shows that their values relate well to missions of many nonprofit organizations. To interest the best and the brightest, nonprofit workplaces, as experienced by older generations, will need to change in strange ways!

5 Communications Lessons Learned Working at an Anti-Poverty Nonprofit

Ellevate | Posted 04.19.2015 | Women
Ellevate

Just as the MDG's are sustained through country partnerships and collaboration, the same could be said for strengthening and revitalizing our communications partnerships in organizations of all sizes and budgets, to ensure clarity, unity and power of messaging.

Advocating for the Arts? Tell a Story

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 04.17.2015 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

As I reflect on the recent National Arts Advocacy Day and the several hundred visits to the offices of our Congressional representatives and senators that took place, I can think of hundreds of stories to tell.

Happiness Leads to Success, Not the Other Way Around

Erin Zahradka | Posted 04.16.2015 | Education
Erin Zahradka

It will come as no surprise to anyone reading this article that academic testing is a hotly-debated topic these days, but it was news to me that stude...

Could Oil and Gas Inspire Change in Lebanon?

Georges Pierre Sassine | Posted 04.15.2015 | Impact
Georges Pierre Sassine

Today, a group of Lebanese from across the world launched an initiative focused on supporting a vital sector for the future of Lebanon that we hear relatively little about: Lebanon's potential oil and gas industry.

Unnecessarily Difficult to Give-Back and Provide Low Cost Educational Options

S. L. Young | Posted 04.15.2015 | Education
S. L. Young

A little less than 1 in 5.3 (19%) students nationally don't graduate high school, per the U.S. Department of Education's most recent data (2012). This number represents approximately 1 in 6.7 (15%) Whites; 1 in 4.2 (24%) Hispanics; 1 in 3.1 (32%) Blacks; 1 in 14.3 (7%) Asian/Pacific Islanders; 1 in 3.1 (32%) American Indian/Alaska Natives.

Here's Proof That Helping Homeless Isn't About Donating.. It's About Investing In Your Community

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.15.2015 | Impact

This nonprofit doesn't want your donation -- it wants you to "be selfish," actually. In an ad posted online last month, the Weingart Center points...

How Should Nonprofits Conduct Board Evaluations?

Eugene Fram | Posted 04.13.2015 | Business
Eugene Fram

Nonprofit boards need to have self-evaluations more frequently than for-profit boards because directors' tenures are shorter and board "personality" can change quickly.

More Charities Are Accepting Bitcoins To Tap Into A Younger Pool Of Donors

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.13.2015 | Impact

Save the Children is thinking ahead when it comes to the ages of its donors -- that's why it decided to go digital. “We want to remain contempora...

Building on Today's Progress for 2016 and Beyond

Michele Jolin | Posted 04.10.2015 | Politics
Michele Jolin

We know more than ever before about what works to improve results for young people, their families and communities, and across the country there is growing bipartisan momentum behind shifting public funds toward evidence-based solutions.

Teens Create Tiny Home Village For Seattle's Growing Homeless Population

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.08.2015 | Impact

Some Seattleites are challenging what's possible when it comes to the local fight against homelessness. Nonprofit Sawhorse Revolution is the brainp...

Crowdfunding and Taxes: What You Should Know

Jason Alderman | Posted 04.08.2015 | Money
Jason Alderman

No matter how the crowdfunding industry evolves in the future, even the most modest artistic and cause-based campaigns should consider how to build the most tax-efficient effort.

And, STOP Calling Me a Non-Profit!

Jerry Ashton | Posted 04.06.2015 | New York
Jerry Ashton

Exactly why are "non-profits" considered second-tier? Why should a "corporate" business card trump one that reads "non-profit?" Why are (relatively speaking) so fewer dollars directed to social good than to commerce and industry?

This Business Model Cuts Profits To Give Poor Communities Access To Healthy Food

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.14.2015 | Impact

One nonprofit is using its expertise on bringing better foods into underserved areas to help other groups hoping to do the same. D.C. Central Kit...