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Making an Impact One Person at a Time: This Week in Seeding the Change

Ari Nessel | Posted 03.11.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

We would like to introduce you to several people who made such an impressive impact with their grant that we've awarded them another grant to continue seeding the change.

Is Someone Accountable for Your Nonprofit's Fundraising Mistakes?

Phil Cooke, Ph.D. | Posted 03.08.2014 | Impact
Phil Cooke, Ph.D.

Accountability matters in fundraising. Don't let personal relationships, loyalty or long term employment cloud your vision when it comes to results. The stakes are too high. If things aren't working, you need to act, and act now.

The Foundation for Creating Compassion: This Week in Seeding the Change

Ari Nessel | Posted 03.10.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

These are just a few examples of what a little seed money can do when put in the hands of someone with a vision and a plan to change the world. If you were given $1000, how would YOU seed the change?

A Positive Legacy of the War on Poverty We Can All Agree Upon

Ira Silver | Posted 03.09.2014 | Impact
Ira Silver

The fact that private giving enables people in need to achieve successes that would be unimaginable without the work of so many worthy and respected charities across the U.S. is a significant legacy left by the war on poverty.

6 Big Mistakes Non-Profits Are Making On Instagram

Chris Barnes | Posted 03.09.2014 | Technology
Chris Barnes

The photo social networking service gives non-profit organizations a great way to connect with the community they serve as well as to gain new supporters. Here are some tips on how to make your Instagram account stand out.

Fears of Extinction

Huron Pines | Posted 03.08.2014 | Science
Huron Pines

In a follow-up post to her December 24 blog about the federally endangered Kirtland's warbler, Kay Charter continues providing insight on the critical...

Big Deal: CrowdRise Holiday Challenge Has Raised Over $1.6M

Craig Newmark | Posted 03.08.2014 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Folks, I've been supporting the CrowdRise #HolidayChallenge this season by giving $75,000 to the campaign. Nonprofits nationwide have been participati...

7 Millennials Who Are Too Busy Changing The World To Take Selfies

The Huffington Post | Karin Swanson | Posted 10.26.2016 | Impact

The old narcissistic, entitled millennial stereotype has grown tired. From tech to business to medicine, these young people have proven they're changi...

Civil and Honest Discourse Needed for Nonprofit Boards

Eugene Fram | Posted 03.05.2014 | Impact
Eugene Fram

Relationships on nonprofit boards are more prone to foster distinctly different types of environments because some boards meet only one to four times a year; therefore interpersonal conflicts can more easily arise.

Every Nonprofit Executive's Dream: Going Out of Business

Beth Sirull | Posted 03.04.2014 | Impact
Beth Sirull

The goal of every nonprofit leader should not be to grow their organization, but rather to go out of business. The leaders of these organizations should be working not just to ameliorate the effects of the social problem they are addressing, but also toward solving that problem once and for all.

My Nonprofit New Years Resolution Wish List

Ben Lamson | Posted 03.04.2014 | Impact
Ben Lamson

Millennials are the most connected generation in history and therefore are in a better position than any other group to promote your organization's work. Embrace change, embrace new technologies, embrace the future of the nonprofit industry.

Why Nonprofit Storytelling Won't Be Enough in 2014

Shayla R. Price | Posted 02.26.2014 | Impact
Shayla R. Price

Yes, crowdfunding and social media have taught nonprofit staffs how to convey great stories to pull donors' heartstrings to open wallets and purses. However, the information age also yields more vigilant contributors who want to be reassured.

8 Ways to be an Informed Giver: Tips from Nonprofit Director Rodney McDonald

Joshua Berman | Posted 02.26.2014 | Impact
Joshua Berman

How do you know -- without a doubt -- that your donation is going to the right cause?

Using Language, Intention, and Awareness: This Week in Seeding the Change

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.26.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Every day of the week, The Pollination Project provides $1000 in seed funding to an individual who is working to make the world -- or just their own community -- a better, more peaceful and more sustainable place. Here are the extraordinary people and ideas changing the world this week.

Too Many Nickelbacks

Nancy Lublin | Posted 02.25.2014 | Impact
Nancy Lublin

In the not-for-profit world, there are a bunch of orgs and people who are very popular. Articles and lists tout "the best social innovations of 2013" or the "top social changemakers." But being on a list or knowing lots of powerful people doesn't mean your org has huge impact.

A Very Special Bird for Michigan

Huron Pines | Posted 02.23.2014 | Science
Huron Pines

Photo: Gene McGarry The Kirtland's warbler is a conservation success story and one that exemplifies the positive impact of the Endangered Species Act...

Women: A Year in Review, From the Arts and Beyond

Janice Sands | Posted 02.22.2014 | Arts
Janice Sands

We want to see the day when women who create art -- at all levels -- have an equal opportunity to get it to the marketplace, and to make a reasonable living from it.

This is not an exaggeration: Over a million dollars raised for nonprofits

Craig Newmark | Posted 02.21.2014 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Folks, huge news! The #HolidayChallenge recently passed $1,000,000. That's a million dollars for charities. As many of you know, I'm helping to fund ...

Why 2014 Will Be the Year Nonprofits Finally Embrace the Cloud

April Pedersen | Posted 02.19.2014 | Technology
April Pedersen

This change is not just faster and cheaper for software consumers, it is a fundamental difference in how to build and implement products

'Tis the Season -- for Sensible Charitable Giving

Lily Casura | Posted 03.05.2014 | Impact
Lily Casura

The Tampa Bay Times and the Center for Investigative Reporting recently identified the "50 worst charities in America".

Build an Effective Nonprofit Committee

Shayla R. Price | Posted 02.19.2014 | Impact
Shayla R. Price

With one or several subgroups operating, more focus can be directed on even the smallest of work areas. This allows the board to concentrate on the bigger issues and determine the best final decisions.

Effective Volunteering During the Holiday Season

Shayla R. Price | Posted 02.19.2014 | Impact
Shayla R. Price

Can you play the piano? Are you a talented artist? Do you know your way around the kitchen? Maybe you have fantastic organizing skills! Volunteer to put your own talents to use by providing a simple public service

This Is What Nonprofits Need More Than a Facebook 'Donate' Button

John Haydon | Posted 02.18.2014 | Impact
John Haydon

The nonprofit tech community seems to range from skeptical to intrigued by the "Donate Now" addition to Facebook, but there is something that nonprofits need even more than a "donate" button on their Facebook page.

Who Would Play You in a Movie About Your Life? This Young Boy Got to Find Out!

Rich Polt | Posted 02.18.2014 | Impact
Rich Polt

Barely a teenager at the time, Zach's story would soon be made into a major motion picture from the director who brought us Rudy and Hoosiers.

Nonprofits Must Stop Apologizing For Needing Money

Nell Edgington | Posted 02.18.2014 | Impact
Nell Edgington

If you have a smart organizational strategy you can confidently ask a potential donor to invest in a solid, well-thought out plan for creating change to a problem they care about. And that's much less awkward than asking someone to just give, right?