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From #GivingTuesday to Giving USA, New Lessons for Faith-Based Organizations

Jumpstart | Posted 08.25.2014 | Religion

Ethics, integrity, imagination. These are among the opportunities and challenges that faith-based nonprofit organizations bring to the broader social sector.

Doing Good to Make Good

Gregory P. Demetriou | Posted 08.20.2014 | Small Business
Gregory P. Demetriou

The small-to-middle market business owners must be thoughtful when it comes to the support that is so desperately needed by so many good causes. So, how can such businesses be responsive to charities and help them do such good works?

Celebrating an Important Wedding Anniversary

Liz Hamburg | Posted 08.20.2014 | Impact
Liz Hamburg

We give our "Roots" as our employees are called, the day off to celebrate and more importantly, to remember and acknowledge a major milestone in the civil rights movement in this country -- the legalization of gay marriage in the largest state in the land.

'America's Best Leader' Used Eric Reis's Lean Startup Before It Existed

Marquis Cabrera | Posted 08.17.2014 | Small Business
Marquis Cabrera

Below is an excerpt from our interview on how he intuitively used Eric Reis's Lean Startup during the early days of his organization. I am sharing this to illustrate that some nonprofits can, must, and should pivot to become more effective.

Is Your Nonprofit Board Chair Productive?

Eugene Fram | Posted 08.15.2014 | Business
Eugene Fram

Hundreds of articles have probably been published about the skills and abilities nonprofit CEOs need to have to meet the challenges of the nonprofit e...

How Philanthropy Is Changing the Culture on Full Cost Funding

Valerie S. Lies | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact
Valerie S. Lies

Breaking the nonprofit starvation cycle is not easy, but exciting progress keeps happening. To keep that momentum going, a great deal of culture change is needed.

Nanning Diary: Turning a Bear Bile Farm Into a Sanctuary, Peace by Piece

Jill Robinson | Posted 08.12.2014 | Green
Jill Robinson

This was field work in the raw, where six bears were going to be anesthetized and examined -- undergoing procedures to remove pain they had been suffering for years.

Handwriting From Homeless People's Signs Turned Into Fonts, Earning Them Food

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 06.11.2014 | Impact

When you walk by a homeless person on the sidewalk holding a cardboard sign, you might see an anonymous face struggling to survive. When the team at t...

This 11-Year-Old Girl Facing Blindness Has Raised Nearly $100,000 For Sight-Saving Research

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact

Lilly Diuble is not one to throw in the towel. The 11-year-old Michigan girl has known for quite some time that, eventually, she will lose her eyes...

Striking Photos Show What It's Like To Actually Live On $1 A Day Around The World

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 06.13.2014 | Impact

More than 1 billion people around the globe -- roughly one in six -- earn just $1 a day. That astonishing statistic is the motivator for the Forgo...

Hearts Beat Bucks: How to Defeat the Koch Brothers in 3 Easy Steps

Tom Sheridan | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics
Tom Sheridan

Politics today has started to feel a lot like the children's playground at recess. Out there, it's the small handful of bullies with the loudest mouths who stand out, steal people's lunch money and run roughshod over everyone else.

Myself in Their Shoes

Hannah Laufer-Rottman | Posted 08.06.2014 | Home
Hannah Laufer-Rottman

During the recent Live Below the Line campaign I opted to eat rice and beans for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Having lived in poor countries in Afr...

The Currency and Danger in the Storytelling of Leaders Overcoming Great Odds

John Brothers | Posted 08.03.2014 | Impact
John Brothers

Several years ago I attended a retreat with a group of nonprofit leaders where everyone had to share their story in less than two minutes. When my tur...

Is Crowdfunding for Social Change More Than Hype?

Nell Edgington | Posted 08.02.2014 | Impact
Nell Edgington

I hate to be a Debbie Downer, but I'd like us to dig a bit deeper to understand what the real effects of crowdfunding are so far and what it's true promise is.

We're All Liars: Creative Storytelling Is the Nonprofit Sector's Drug of Choice

Pippa Biddle | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact
Pippa Biddle

Just as professional athletes take steroids, it seems as if embellishing or even fabricating stories has become the stimulant of choice for nonprofit leaders looking to gain a competitive edge.

Girls Run the World By Writing It

Jill Di Donato | Posted 07.28.2014 | Women
Jill Di Donato

n a media culture that often dictates, demeans and disenfranchises girls and women, that pits us against one another, infantilizes or downright ignores our imprints on culture, the power of women telling stories should not be underestimated.

Financial Parasites Are Still With Us, But Hopefully Not for Long

John Harrington | Posted 07.27.2014 | Business
John Harrington

Almost four years ago, I wrote about a new non-profit check cashing and payday lender that opened in the Fruitvale area of Oakland, California in the ...

How Can Your Nonprofit Leverage 24-Hour Giving Campaigns to Raise Big Bucks in One Day

Ritu_Sharma | Posted 07.20.2014 | Impact

Online offers endless giving opportunities for nonprofits, but leaves everyone in search of ways to "go viral." There isn't a set formula to do this, unfortunately -- but there is something that comes close: 24-hour giving campaigns

Is For-Profit The Future Of Non-Profit?

The Atlantic | Posted 05.23.2014 | Impact

Charity is for patsies. If you really care about making the world a better place, buy a trendy bag. That was the logic Lauren Bush Lauren articulat...

Nonprofits Supporting Our Nation's Cultural Heritage

Perla Ni | Posted 07.23.2014 | Impact
Perla Ni

Summer's almost here; time to start making those vacation plans. As you glance through guidebooks, you'll be sure to see lists of "don't miss" monuments, parks, and museums.

Passion and Collaboration in the Nonprofit Sector

Gary Gero | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green
Gary Gero

Even at nonprofits it is easy to get tied up in the day-to-day details of the workload and lose sight to the other pressing issues that are facing our global community.

Brand-building Tips for Grassroots NGOs

Barry Segal | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact
Barry Segal

Guest Post by Gabrielle Francesco Brand development is often the last thing on the mind of an executive director of a grassroots NGOs working in a d...

Maintaining World Class Integrity in a Nonprofit Boardroom: Guides for Action

Eugene Fram | Posted 07.19.2014 | Business
Eugene Fram

There is little question that boards have overall responsibility for ensuring a nonprofit's integrity. Take, for example, the case of a nonprofit wher...

Why Nonprofits Are Replicating -- And Winning With -- The Startup Model

Mashable | Posted 05.14.2014 | Impact

The Beespace office feels spare and minimalistic, located in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. Painted pipes and girders line the warehouse-l...

The Largest Crowdfunding Event Happened In Just 24 Hours And Raised More Than $50 Million

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.14.2014 | Impact

Did you hear that clattering noise? It was the sound of records shattering across the U.S., thanks to generous Americans and their commitments to comm...