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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...

Getting the Facts Straight About the Nonprofit Sector

Phil Buchanan | Posted 11.23.2013 | TED Weekends
Phil Buchanan

It's absurd to cite the fact that social problems persist as evidence of the nonprofit sector's failings; indeed, it's fair to ask, how much worse might they be without the work of nonprofits?

Begin With the End in Mind

Rumeet Billan | Posted 06.24.2013 | Impact
Rumeet Billan

Having the end in mind at the beginning seems counter-intuitive to most. There is no certainty that your position or the organization you create or are a part of will exit one, five or ten years from now. Things change -- needs evolve -- life happens.

Elect Your Local Arts Manager!

Michael Kaiser | Posted 06.30.2012 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

It has struck me recently that people who ascend to high government positions -- as mayors, governors or even presidents -- could do worse than to learn from arts leaders and other not-for-profit executives about creating loyal families of supporters.

If You Think Making Money Is Hard, Try a Nonprofit

Marty Zwilling | Posted 02.18.2012 | Small Business
Marty Zwilling

A common misconception I often hear in the start-up world is that nonprofits are easy and safe, since they don't have to pay taxes, and they don't have to make a profit for their shareholders. Exactly the opposite is true.

Can Going Beyond Profit Make Us Happier?

Somik Raha | Posted 08.30.2011 | Business
Somik Raha

Money is necessary, but to think that the reason I am in business is to make my lenders happy isn't right. My definition of business is service: focus on it and compensation will follow.

Amanda M. Fairbanks

There's An App For That: Going To College Via Smartphone

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 06.28.2011 | College

Mobile devices now offer yet another option for a generation adept at distraction -- behold, going to college by smartphone. Earlier this week, the...

An Increasingly Important Debate: Microfinance as a Non-Profit or Possible IPO?

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

Nonprofit Microlending is based on trust. For profit lending is not. This is a huge difference, and it's possible the latter could turn into a repeat of the villager loan shark mode

Musings on Start Ups and Entrepreneurship

Kety Esquivel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kety Esquivel

My friend Chris Rabb (from AfroNetizen, writer, consultant, speaker, fellow at Demos and visiting researcher at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson ...

Banning Earmarks

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's more fun to watch Massa's implosion on nationwide television, but we shouldn't allow this to distract us from what could shape up this year as a contest between Democrats and Republicans over who can denounce earmarks the loudest.

Start-Up Capital for For-Profit Social Entrepreneurs, Part 2: A Resource Guide

Rachael Chong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Rachael Chong

For the second part of my series on start-up capital for social entrepreneurs, I've created a list of investors, incubators, networks and other resources that support start-up social ventures in the U.S.

Focus on Results

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marshall Goldsmith

Here are a few suggestions for those looking to make their institution more focused on results.

Not For-Profit, Not Non-Profit, But Somewhere In Between

Halle Tecco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Halle Tecco

B Corp is allowing entrepreneurs like this to transcend the bifurcation of how we used to classify organizations, and find a comfortable structure somewhere in between.

Jim Luce Returns (In Part) to Corporate America

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

I am excited today about the non-profit Orphans International now having the opportunity to attract the professionals it needs to move forward as I step aside.