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Continuous Learning Is Key to Achieving Better Outcomes

Kirsten Lodal | Posted 12.02.2014 | Impact
Kirsten Lodal

Co-authored with Dan Cardinali To address complex social challenges, we need to figure out what works. Collecting evidence, however, is only part of ...

This Giving Tuesday: Five Reasons to Stop Obsessing About Overhead at Non-Profits

Michael Zakaras | Posted 01.31.2015 | Impact
Michael Zakaras

This Giving Tuesday, let's think twice about our overhead obsession and what it might mean for the very same organizations we're rooting for. And let's give thanks to those who have chosen careers dedicated to solving big problems that affect us all.

Project Athena Provides Hope Through Breathtaking Adventures

Nadine Cheung | Posted 12.01.2014 | Good News

Aol's BeOn group creates custom editorial content that is sponsored by marketing partners. The sponsoring partners do not exert editorial influence ov...

Marquis Cabrera Helps Others With 'Foster Skills'

Nadine Cheung | Posted 12.01.2014 | Good News

Aol's BeOn group creates custom editorial content that is sponsored by marketing partners. The sponsoring partners do not exert editorial influence ov...

Celebrating #GivingTuesday and the Importance of Volunteerism

Eileen Howard Boone | Posted 01.31.2015 | Impact
Eileen Howard Boone

On Tuesday, December 2, charities, individuals, schools, businesses and other community organizations will come together to celebrate the third annual #GivingTuesday, a national day of giving back that reminds each and every one of us that, whether through a charitable donation or volunteerism, we can all make a positive impact on our communities this holiday season.

Top 9 Priorities for Your First Month as a New Executive Director

Rebecca Fishman Lipsey | Posted 01.30.2015 | Money
Rebecca Fishman Lipsey

Congratulations, you're the new Executive Director of a social-change organization. You've taken on a very hard job.

Why Pro Bono Works

Erin Lackey | Posted 01.31.2015 | Business
Erin Lackey

In the end, pro bono shouldn't be about the awards or credit your agency gets. It's about the results for the organization because nobody is forcing you to work for free.

Beyond the Bounds of Conservation

Vincent L. Michael, Ph.D. | Posted 01.31.2015 | Impact
Vincent L. Michael, Ph.D.

Saving world heritage sites is one thing. Activating them as economic and social assets for the local community is another project altogether.

Group Shows How Much Better World Would Be If Fortune 500 Donated Just 1% Of Revenues

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact

One group wants more businesses digging deeper into their pockets for charitable causes, and it believes they'll make more money in the long run by do...

What Are You Doing Tuesday?

Ana Garcia | Posted 01.26.2015 | Impact
Ana Garcia

If you don't know about Giving Tuesday, that's because there's no giant corporation flooding you with ads about it. Why would they? They don't want you to give your money away to charity when you can use those credit cards to buy ugly sweaters.

A Way to Give Meaning: #GivingTuesday

Tim McDonald | Posted 01.26.2015 | Impact
Tim McDonald

The way stores get us to spend is by offering sales under the cloak of making us think we are giving something meaningful and saving money so we can buy even more. At the same time, there are 16 million kids in the U.S. that will not be worrying about what gifts are being bought for them, but how they will get their next meal.

From One Non-Profit to Another: A Talk With Rick Kinsel, Executive Director of the Vilcek Foundation

Janice Sands | Posted 01.25.2015 | Impact
Janice Sands

As the Executive Director of a non-profit dedicated to creating a platform for women in the arts, I am always interested in hearing the experiences and insights of peers who are working toward similar goals.

#GivingTuesday: A Guide for Nonprofits

Hilary A. Doe | Posted 01.25.2015 | Impact
Hilary A. Doe

It's coming up. Every Dec. 2nd, families, students, businesses, and organizations around the world come together for Giving Tuesday, a day dedicated to giving back.

Immigrant Organizations Key to Carrying Out Obama's Executive Action

Erwin de Leon | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics
Erwin de Leon

As undocumented immigrants start applying for deportation reprieve, legal-aid and other immigrant-serving organizations will bear the brunt of helping these individuals. These groups will continue providing basic social services, as beneficiaries of the president's executive action will not have access to free health care.

Once Again! What Does Nonprofit Board Oversight Mean?

Eugene Fram | Posted 01.23.2015 | Business
Eugene Fram

I have a daily subscription to Google Alerts on "Nonprofit Management" and "Nonprofit Governance." Every week, several nonprofit case stories surface,...

Arresting Portraits Give Voices To Homeless People In America's Poorest Big City

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.24.2014 | Impact

More than a quarter of Philadelphians are in desperate need of some brotherly love. With 26.3 percent of its population living below the national p...

Seeking: The Perfect Nonprofit Job

Simone N. Sneed | Posted 01.21.2015 | Impact
Simone N. Sneed

For nonprofits and social enterprises to be successful, we need passionate people with phenomenal skills in place. Once you have made the decision that you're ready to dedicate your career to a specific social cause, it can be hard to know where to start.

An Open Letter to Business Owners Everywhere: You Can Do Better

Alexandra Ostrow | Posted 01.22.2015 | Impact
Alexandra Ostrow

As the founder of a marketing consultancy that focuses on social change, I work with my fair share of nonprofits. My team builds awareness around issues like lack of access to healthcare and clean water.

Rescuing Stray and Abandoned Animals in Afghanistan

Rescue Idiot | Posted 01.28.2015 | Good News
Rescue Idiot

Pen Farthing founded a nonprofit that reunites soldiers at home with stray dogs and cats they took in during combat, was named the 2014 CNN Hero of th...

Slacktivist and Proud Of It!

Tim McDonald | Posted 01.18.2015 | Impact
Tim McDonald

You can say I've moved beyond slacktivism and more into activism, but without getting involved originally as a slacktivist, I never would've take the first step to becoming more of an activist.

Nonprofit Policy Development and Operations Management - Crossing Boundaries?

Eugene Fram | Posted 01.16.2015 | Business
Eugene Fram

"Nose in- fingers out," is the commonly used guide for nonprofit directors' relationships to operations. Translated into terms of governance-managemen...

This Jewelry Brand Has Destroyed 40,000 Illegal Weapons Through Its Charitable Giving

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.14.2014 | Impact

Peter Thum saw preteens carrying rifles while he was in Kenya and Tanzania. Disturbed by the sight, the social entrepreneur decided to become a cataly...

Taking the Time to Learn in Transition: How the Ford Foundation Board Revamped the Traditional CEO Search

Kathleen P. Enright | Posted 01.11.2015 | Impact
Kathleen P. Enright

GEO recently convened a diverse group of foundation trustees and CEOs at the Ford Foundation in New York. This meeting was constructed as an opportuni...

Start a Business - Not a Social Enterprise

Madelynne Wager | Posted 01.11.2015 | Small Business
Madelynne Wager

Socially-minded entrepreneurship is the latest humanitarian trend. Altruistic mavericks are pioneering products and services to fulfill previously unmet needs -- especially in developing nations -- changing the rules of agriculture, lighting, medicine, education and more.

What's Wrong With the Guide Dog Schools?

Stephen Kuusisto | Posted 01.11.2015 | Impact
Stephen Kuusisto

The average guide dog trainer makes a salary roughly equivalent to the earnings of a high school teacher. But the rewards of guide dog training are great. You work with dogs, help people, and change lives for the better.