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Are Nonprofits Designed to Fail?

Spencer Critchley | Posted 11.10.2013 | Impact
Spencer Critchley

Too often, the starfish story is told to justify a charitable effort that's not making real change. When our starfish rescuer shows up for work tomorrow, there's going to be a whole new batch of starfish.

How To Get On A Nonprofit Board

Greg Vermeulen | Posted 11.08.2013 | Impact
Greg Vermeulen

At recent event, I was asked: 'what is the best way to get onto a nonprofit board?' The simple answer is that one typically applies to serve on a Bo...

This Week in Seeding the Change: Homeless Buddies, Bat Buddies, Book Buddies and More

Ari Nessel | Posted 11.06.2013 | 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 a better and more sustainable place. Here are the extraordinary people and ideas changing the world this week.

Detroit Food Academy -- The Hope of Our City Is in Our Youth

Detroit Food Academy | Posted 11.04.2013 | Detroit
Detroit Food Academy

This program feeds a basic need for our young people; Detroit Food Academy gives them a place to be and group to belong to. And they completely own it.

Beyond Input - What Happens When Nonprofits Really Engage The People They Serve?

Willa Seldon | Posted 11.03.2013 | Impact
Willa Seldon

By involving students in tracking their own progress and setting their own goals, Friendship engages students and parents as partners in the design and implementation of the performance management system.

The Big Business Of 'Checkout Charity' | Posted 09.03.2013 | Impact

It happens at stores everywhere. A cashier asks you to donate a dollar or two to charity while you're standing at the cash register. Some shoppers ...

The Business of Nonprofits

Christian HELP | Posted 11.03.2013 | Impact
Christian HELP

This blog post has been the hardest I've ever had to write. The answer is so simple and trite; but, deserves a fuller explanation. The one thing that ...

Live With Purpose

Dave Santulli | Posted 10.30.2013 | Impact
Dave Santulli

Whether you are a student just setting out on your life's path, a professional who might be struggling in a job you may or may not love or a retiree looking to start again, find your purpose -- find your passion and follow it.

Noble Causes, Ignoble Means: When Executives Live Well Off Non-Profits

Jay Halfond | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business
Jay Halfond

Even though Dobelle's indulgences were a fiscal drop in-the-bucket even for a small academic institution, its symbolism resonates with the press and public.

Why We Need to Overhaul Philanthropy: Interview With Peter Buffett

Idealist | Posted 10.30.2013 | Impact

We talked to Peter about why he wrote the article, his reflections on the responses, and why he thinks everyone who works in the philanthropic sector needs to be "driven to lose their jobs."

4 Ways Millennials Can Shift How Money Flows To Social Change

Nell Edgington | Posted 10.29.2013 | Impact
Nell Edgington

There is a lot of talk lately about how the world is changing thanks to the Millennials, the demographic force of people born between 1981 and 2000 wh...

The Consequences of Impact Investing on Philanthropy

Mitchell Kutney | Posted 10.27.2013 | Impact
Mitchell Kutney

Impact investors have two choices when it comes to influencing the philanthropic sector:convert their donations into investments or free philanthropists from inefficient burdens, helping them to focus on where their donations are needed most.

No Family Left Behind

Carla Thompson | Posted 10.27.2013 | Impact
Carla Thompson

Every child can succeed regardless of their race, ethnicity or socioeconomic background. The cycle of poverty in which many American families live is breakable; low-income families need to be viewed as assets, not barriers, to their children's success.

Higher Education: Child's Dream

Julia Cashen | Posted 10.27.2013 | Impact
Julia Cashen

Child's Dream was established in as a charity organization dedicated to empowering children, youth and communities in the Mekong Sub-Region. This region is at the core of many humanitarian crises, and children are suffering the most.

When Protection Hurts: Educating and Empowering Students of All Abilities

Micaela Connery | Posted 10.27.2013 | Impact
Micaela Connery

We all know bullying harms students. But, is it possible that efforts to prevent or end bullying could also deny students' educational rights, particularly their right to be included?

5 LinkedIn Updates Nonprofits Need To Know About

2013-07-29-Screenshot20130729at4.20.17PM.png | Posted 08.26.2013 | Impact

By Nonprofit Tech for Good With the launch of a new LinkedIn Groups design, the company resolved one of its most pressing problems –- LinkedIn Gr...

Making a Difference: The World of Giving - Going Back to School and Giving Back to Educators

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 10.26.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

I believe in the saying, "It takes a village to raise a child." Let's work together to be a close-knit village, ensuring all students have the items and materials they need to be successful.

AmeriCorps VISTA Working With Partners to Expand Opportunity

Wendy Spencer | Posted 10.23.2013 | Impact
Wendy Spencer

All three of these AmeriCorps VISTA programs are terrific partnerships that show what the public and private sectors can accomplish when we are willing to volunteer our time and resources to help make a difference in our communities.

Putting More Kids in Classrooms Around the World

Vicki Escarra | Posted 10.23.2013 | Impact
Vicki Escarra

Fall means the beginning of a new school year as children head back into the classroom to learn, grow and make new friends. But that's not always the case in the developing world, where a staggering 130 million children are not in school.

On the Birth of Her Baby: "I Felt Rushed and Pressured Even Though There Was No Emergency"

Rich Polt | Posted 10.21.2013 | Impact
Rich Polt

In the final days of Cristen Pascucci's pregnancy, something happened that radically changed her view of how pregnant and birthing women are treated in the U.S.

Dear Aleena: 5 Lessons From a New Dad to the Youngest Philanthropist

Adnan Mahmud | Posted 10.22.2013 | Impact
Adnan Mahmud

Every day, your mother and I are excited to learn new things about you and what we can do to help you grow. Fortunately, we can use much of what we learned from our first baby: Jolkona, the nonprofit we started together and have nurtured for the past five years.

Politics or Nonprofits: The Spectrum of Public Servitude

Ilana Greene | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics
Ilana Greene

Serving one's community can take many different forms. The obvious, due to its visibility and high-profile nature, is politics. Nonprofits, on the oth...

Cause Crowdfunder Razoo Opens Up To Indivduals

Turnstyle | Posted 10.20.2013 | Impact

By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson) Talk crowdfunding with most people (who know that it exists) and you'll find yourself in a conversation about smart...

Should Nonprofits Run Public Transit? | Posted 08.16.2013 | Impact

Over the last 50 years the US nonprofit and philanthropic sector has become heavily involved in funding and operating a wide variety of previously gov...

Nonprofits Bronx AIDS Services and CitiWide Harm Reduction Merge to Form BOOM!Health

Robert Cordero | Posted 10.14.2013 | Impact
Robert Cordero

The newly merged and rebranded BOOM!Health organization will serve over 8,000 New Yorkers and will become one of the most comprehensive community-based service providers in the United States led by people of color.