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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...

The Power Of Video To Create Impact

Cassandra Direnzo | Posted 04.03.2015 | Impact
Cassandra Direnzo

Let your nonprofit be known, let all the important work and social good you do, be told and let millions of others be part of it by investing in the power of video.

Turning Dream Jobs Into Reality: Managing Director of Solidarity Now in Greece, Epaminondas Farmakis

Sara Lee Bentley | Posted 04.03.2015 | Business
Sara Lee Bentley

Everyone has a "dream job" lying dormant in their hearts. Unfortunately, it's usually plagued by one negative thought: that it can't become a reality.

U.S. Spending Historic Amount Fighting Homelessness, And It's Working: Report

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.03.2015 | Impact

Uncle Sam is prioritizing the fight against homelessness like he never has before. Federal funding for programs addressing homelessness is at its h...

This Nonprofit CEO Drives A Taxi In His Spare Time And Donates Money To Refugees

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.03.2015 | Impact

Omar Shekhey goes above and beyond the 9-to-5 work day to benefit those in need. He's the CEO and president of the Somali American Community Center...

Can Hope Be Taught? New Curriculum Aims to Prevent Youth Suicide

Kathryn Goetzke | Posted 04.02.2015 | Impact
Kathryn Goetzke

With the rise of bullying over the past several years, young people are having to grow up in an increasingly difficult world -- one full of discouragement and pain.

These Social Innovators Are Transforming The World, And You've Probably Never Even Heard Their Names

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.02.2015 | Impact

A global organization has recognized several philanthropic entrepreneurs in hopes that the honor will benefit their causes around the world. The S...

Homeless People Read Mean Tweets About Themselves To End Stereotypes

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.31.2015 | Impact

When celebrities read mean tweets about themselves, it's funny. When homeless people do it, it's heartbreaking. In a powerful PSA by Canadian advoc...

Indiana's Anti-Gay Law Prompts Thousands Of Businesses To Stand Up For Diversity

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.30.2015 | Impact

Indiana's controversial "religious freedom" bill was signed into law by Gov. Mike Pence last Thursday, but one grassroots campaign promoting inclusion...

3 Things You Must Do When Taking a Major Career Leap

Erin Zaikis | Posted 03.26.2015 | Business
Erin Zaikis

Two years ago I was working a run of the mill real estate job in midtown Manhattan. Today I'm running a nonprofit that funds hygiene and sanitation programs in 4 different countries. Pretty crazy, huh?

How I Profit from My Nonprofit Career

Abby Daniels | Posted 03.26.2015 | Impact
Abby Daniels

"Do-gooders" may still be "do-gooders" but they're also professionals. We're writers, software developers, systems analysts, scientists, marketers, educators and yes, engineers.

"The Amazing Green Team" Paying It Forward In Memory of James "JB" Benton

Tenille Livingston | Posted 03.26.2015 | Impact
Tenille Livingston

Ashley Benton, the founder and Ceo of "The Green Team," is definitely at the top of my list as one of the most amazing women I know. Benton is paying it forward by giving back to her local community and providing essential needs to needy families and abroad.

Non-Profits and Social Media: Turning Offline Events into Online Engagement

Tulani Elisa | Posted 03.26.2015 | Impact
Tulani Elisa

What's better than you telling your own story? Other people (correctly) telling your story. This is why you should consider taking your social media strategy offline.

Driving High-Impact Through More Strategic Partnerships

Steve Delfin | Posted 03.18.2015 | Impact
Steve Delfin

As an organization that sits at the nexus of employer-charity interactions, America's Charities sees how both employers and charities are struggling with this new reality as evidenced by our 2014 Snapshot Report.