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Social Justice Needs Funding

Aaron Dorfman | Posted 12.12.2012 | Impact
Aaron Dorfman

Whatever right-wing media would have us believe about the likes of George Soros and Warren Buffett and the philanthropic pursuit of "social justice," the truth is that social justice grantmaking is still a small fraction of foundation giving in this country.

Nonprofits’ Secret Weapon To Solving World’s Problems | Posted 12.10.2012 | Impact

When Uzoamaka Nwankpa visits first-time mothers living in poverty in Tucson, Ariz., she’s more than just a nurse. She’s a therapist, helping a pre...

Terrified of Fundraising?

Joan Garry | Posted 02.09.2013 | Impact
Joan Garry

Look -- I get it. It's that weird thing people have about talking to people about their own money. Maybe it feels inappropriate in some way? But I'll be blunt -- you have to stop thinking of it this way. And with all due speed.

Helping Sandy's Littlest Victims

Jessica Seinfeld | Posted 02.06.2013 | Impact
Jessica Seinfeld

As we go about our busy lives during the holidays, it's my hope that we can also stop to consider the people whose lives remain in turmoil. The families affected by Hurricane Sandy were some of this country's most vulnerable.

The Inspired Philanthropy of Denise Ilitch

2morrowknight | Posted 02.05.2013 | Impact

What motivates someone to give? What sparks the voice within to declare "I want to change the world?" Two simple questions that provide a glimpse of the scope and depth of one's philanthropic perspective. Questions that the dynamic Denise Ilitch knows very well.

Bennet Greenwald: Second Chance Chairman Making a Difference and Measuring Results

Tony Phillips | Posted 12.06.2012 | Impact
Tony Phillips

Greenwald believes that the involvement of so many successful professionals on the Second Chance Board reflects their common commitment to helping others find it within themselves to get up and go to work, and to providing them a chance to do just that.

Scoring the Fiscal Cliff

Jesse Rosen | Posted 02.04.2013 | Arts
Jesse Rosen

I am hopeful that over the remaining weeks of 2012 a compromise can be reached that advances the cause of national economic stability without inflicting needless pain on our nation's nonprofits and, most importantly, the people that depend on and benefit from our integrated services.

Obama: GOP Tax Proposals Would Put Nonprofits At Risk

Reuters | Posted 02.03.2013 | Politics

* Charities could be hit by Republican tax plan-White House * Obama aides meet with executives of largest nonprofits * C...

The Poor, the Elderly, the Disabled Stand to Lose the Most

Marc Joseph | Posted 02.03.2013 | Impact
Marc Joseph

In reality, giving has got to come from the heart, not because you are saving some money in taxes. In actuality, though, movements by the government to guide how we live and spend our money are a major influence on how non-profits get funding.

Craig Newmark's big issues for craigconnects in 2013

Craig Newmark | Posted 02.02.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Nothing I do is altruistic the way I look at things; it just feels right. A nerd's gotta do what a nerd's gotta do.

The Great Tech Hope

Aaron Hurst | Posted 01.26.2013 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

It is important to understand the current state of technology in the sector and where investments should be directed in order to yield the greatest social impact.

Nonprofits and the Fiscal Cliff

Aaron Dorfman | Posted 01.26.2013 | Politics
Aaron Dorfman

It generally prefers private charity to government, when both are necessary to meet society's needs. But what about the other organizations? Why aren't they advocating as forcefully for higher tax rates on the rich as they are against changes to the charitable deduction?

'So Grateful to Be So Blessed'

Carnegie Corporation of New York | Posted 01.21.2013 | Impact
Carnegie Corporation of New York

Thanksgiving and philanthropy go hand in hand. No one felt this more strongly than Andrew Carnegie, who in his day set a new American course for philanthropy that continues to inspire today.

Congress: The New Class

Mac Grambauer | Posted 01.20.2013 | Politics
Mac Grambauer

Historic, prediction-defying, shocking. These are some of the words used in the past week and a half to describe the outcomes of the November 6th election. Inspiring. That's the word I keep coming back to.

The Myanmar of the Future: Empowering a Nation to Take Charge of Its Destiny

Albina Du Boisrouvray | Posted 01.20.2013 | World
Albina Du Boisrouvray

Upon learning of Obama's trip to Myanmar -- the first visit to the country by a sitting president -- I immediately recalled my own long relationship with the country. The White House has characterized the trip as an economic meeting, but it represents much more than economics.

With a Pen in My Hand, I Can

Terry Blackhawk | Posted 01.20.2013 | Detroit
Terry Blackhawk

I've seen what happens when you put a pen in a child's hand. It's like a match to the imagination. The beauty and bravery that come forth in poems is simply breathtaking.

How to Help Kids With Cancer From Your Couch

Adam Pervez | Posted 01.19.2013 | Impact
Adam Pervez

Who doesn't want to make the life of a child with cancer a bit better? And even then, by doing something that requires almost no effort and saves you money.

How F*ckyoumotherf*cker Taught Me Influence Trumps Authority

Jonathan Hursh | Posted 01.19.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Hursh

One of the most basic skills an entrepreneur needs to master right out of the gate is the ability to persuade others.

Non-profits and the Story Wars

Brady Josephson | Posted 01.16.2013 | Impact
Brady Josephson

Tell great stories or die. That may seem a bit harsh but there are some harsh indicators that the non-profit sector is under siege.

Your Favorite Nonprofit Could Win Some Serious Cash -- But Only If They Apply Today

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

Do you have a favorite nonprofit? Does their mission involve helping unemployed people find work? Quick -- e-mail them right now and let them know abo...

INFOGRAPHIC: How Growing Nonprofit Sector Impacts The Economy

Posted 11.13.2012 | Impact

So, how exactly does the nonprofit sector impact the economy? After compiling data related to employment, donation trends and a number of other sig...

My Green Wish

Raphael Sbarge | Posted 01.12.2013 | Impact
Raphael Sbarge

Green Wish is a platform to help as many folks as possible, locally, in cities wherever it gets adopted. We see it as a kind of open source concept for green giving, with the proceeds going right back into the community.

Corporate Partnerships: Breaking the Stereotypes

Matt Crook | Posted 01.12.2013 | Business
Matt Crook

What we associate with brands, regardless of whether we buy the products, is often negative because the for-profit world is stereotyped as greedy. But perhaps it's time to rethink the way we view these global corporate giants and their national equivalents.

For Business Executives: Serving on Nonprofit Boards Is Good for Democracy

Alice Korngold | Posted 01.10.2013 | Impact
Alice Korngold

By role modeling and encouraging their executives and professionals to serve on nonprofit boards, corporate leaders can help to advance democracy.

The Future of America

Aaron Hurst | Posted 01.07.2013 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

With the election behind us, it is time to look forward. It is time to create a rational and inspiring vision of our nation to rally us all behind. This is your historic opportunity Mr. President.