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How Do Your Nonprofit's Online Numbers Compare?

Bill Wasserman | Posted 06.17.2012 | Impact
Bill Wasserman

Nonprofit online fundraising grew for a second year in a row, driven largely by an increase in gifts to rights-based nonprofits. Are you seeing the same levels of growth?

Andrea Stone

Women's Museum, Under Scrutiny, Seeks Ph.D.

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 04.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Better late than never. Days after a Huffington Post investigation revealed a host of problems at the nascent National Women's Histor...

Top 10 Nonprofits To Work For (STUDY)

Posted 04.09.2012 | Impact

According to a new study, employees of nonprofits are happy to be there. But who's the happiest? The Nonprofit Times 2012 Best Nonprofits to Wo...

One Step That Can Solve A Critical Health Problem In Africa

Richard Turner | Posted 06.09.2012 | Impact
Richard Turner

At the end of February I attended the Regional Finals of the Hult Global Case Challenge in Boston as a judge for the nonprofit SolarAid. It was an ext...

Andrea Stone

Blight At The Museum: Why Washington Still Has No Women's History Museum

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 04.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sixteen years ago, a small band of women working on Capitol Hill launched a campaign to "Free the Sisters of the Crypt" and raised $85,0...

Paradise Lost: Can We Keep Nonprofits From Failing?

Richard Dare | Posted 06.05.2012 | Impact
Richard Dare

The underlying business model of the nonprofit is too inadequate, and the need for our services is too fast-growing, and society's understanding of the situation isn't all that it might be.

Bruce Willis Wants To Give His Ski Resort To Charity

AP | Posted 04.05.2012 | Impact

BY ASSOCIATED PRESS KETCHUM, Idaho -- Bruce Willis says he's willing to give away his central Idaho ski resort to a nonprofit. The action star h...

Re-thinking a Miami Cultural Institution

Myk Likhov | Posted 06.04.2012 | Miami
Myk Likhov

I spent an outsized portion of last week on a unique experience. It was a four-day Maniacal Business Attack (MBA) orchestrated by COMMON for the W...

Billions of Dollars Donated by Millions of Users

Ken Berger | Posted 06.04.2012 | Impact
Ken Berger

Charity Navigator is estimated to be influencing billions of dollars (between 5 and 10 billion at last count) of charitable gifts each year provided by over 3 million unique visitors.

A Success Worse Than Failure? Lessons From Activist Campaigns in South Africa and Sudan

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 06.04.2012 | Impact
Stephanie Rudat

For activist movements seeking positive change, there is only one thing worse than obscurity: the infliction of unintended negative consequences on those you are trying to help.

STUDY: The State Of Nonprofit Social Media

Posted 04.04.2012 | Impact

Despite limited budgets and staffing, nonprofits are finding value and fast growth in their social networks, according to a study out Tuesday. The ...

Over Half Of Nonprofits Only Have Enough Cash For 3 Months Or Less

Posted 04.03.2012 | Impact

Though demand for services is up, an alarming percentage of nonprofits don't have enough cash on hand to last more than three months. After intervi...

Why The 'Hipster' Generation-Y Africa Movement Must Evolve

Jonathan Kalan | Posted 06.02.2012 | Impact
Jonathan Kalan

Life for the "pampered" generation may finally be getting tougher. We are becoming more critical, analytical, rational and judgmental. We are, *GASP!*, growing up and maturing. And so are our idealistic tendencies.

What We Can Learn From German Leadership

Aaron Hurst | Posted 05.29.2012 | Business
Aaron Hurst

Markus Hipp is the Executive Director of the BMW Foundation, headquartered in Germany. He began his career in philanthropy at the Robert Bosch Foundation. I recently spoke with Markus about his work and his perception of German vs. American leadership.

Meaning of Work: What For-Profit Corporations Can Learn From Non-Profits

Dr. Serena Reep | Posted 05.28.2012 | Business
Dr. Serena Reep

What gives? Why is there such disconnect and dissatisfaction with the work we do? We spend the largest portion of our wakeful moments at work; if these precious moments are spent in emotional detachment, it speaks volumes about our quality of life.

First Things First: Helping Your Not-for-Profit Raise More Money

Vivien Hoexter | Posted 05.26.2012 | Business
Vivien Hoexter

Many NFP leaders are also challenged to explain what makes their organizations different from others with similar visions and strategies. And if they don't know what makes their NFPs special, how are donors supposed to know?

The Nonprofit 1 Percent

Village Voice | Stephen Thrasher | Posted 03.22.2012 | Business

When music therapist Debbie Moran was notified she was being laid off from her job with the Jewish Guild for the Blind, her first concern was not the ...

Pro-Romney super PAC returns donation from charity

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Rachael Marcus, iWatch NewsThe Citizens United case opened up a whole new way of giving for nonprofit corporations, but there are still some line...

No Love, No Money for Nonprofits in Election Season

Richard Walden | Posted 05.16.2012 | Impact
Richard Walden

For every dollar you give a "Pol, PAC or Party," try to match it with a dollar wisely chosen to meet human needs at your most trusted nonprofit.

Superman's Not Coming

Max Skolnik | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics
Max Skolnik

It's time to believe and invest in our communities again. We're going to build a new partnership between a government motivated by the public good and a non-profit sector driven by compassion and innovation.

Nonprofits Should Be in the Business of Going Out of Business

Thenera Bailey | Posted 05.15.2012 | Impact
Thenera Bailey

Too often, creating sustainable solutions to social problems gets replaced by the creation of solutions that will sustain our organizations and keep our doors open.

Random Idea to Run With: St. Louis Youth Create Big Change

RandomKid | Posted 05.07.2012 | Good News
RandomKid

The random idea here is about unbridled possibility. When you give someone the space to imagine, and you back it with resources, the outcomes can be exponential.

Just In Time For Election, Nonprofits Get Own PAC

Robert J. Rosenthal | Posted 05.12.2012 | Impact
Robert J. Rosenthal

Thanks to the new political action committee (PAC)CForward , nonprofit organizations now have a voice on Capitol Hill. And it's about time. Nonprof...

Do Charity Ratings Kill Innovation?

Phillip Haid | Posted 05.09.2012 | Impact
Phillip Haid

This may be blasphemy but I am going to say it. Charity ratings help to kill innovation. Now before the charity ratings organizations go crazy and t...

"Sponsor a Child" Is More Than Just a Popular Strategy to End Poverty -- It's a Deliberate, Long-Term Approach

Mark Hanlon | Posted 05.09.2012 | Impact
Mark Hanlon

There are discernable outcomes when a child is known, loved and protected out of the cycle of poverty.