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How-To Use Ambiguity to Pioneer Change

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 01.28.2014 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

Despite crushing student loans and a miserable job market, this Millennial Generation is the most socially conscious, most globally aware and most act...

How-To Figure Out Your Social Entrepreneurship

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 01.24.2014 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

"We gain something profound when we stand up for our beliefs, just as part of us dies when we know that something is wrong, yet do nothing....We don't...

Do eCommerce Giving Programs Effectively Raise Money for Charity?

Craig Newmark | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Craig Newmark

The idea behind craigconnects is giving the voiceless a real voice, and the powerless real power. I see it as everyone doing some small, or big, part. One way to do this is by giving back via purchases and a few key initiatives.

How a Recession and a Myth Revealed What We Already Knew

Kathleen P. Enright | Posted 11.24.2013 | Impact
Kathleen P. Enright

Facing increased demand for services, nonprofits with limited resources did the best they could to stretch those dollars further, and many funders stepped in with emergency stopgap resources to help.

How-To Instantly Unleash Your Competitive Edge

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 11.19.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

Social entrepreneurs are regularly (albeit erroneously) revered and romanticized as pioneering visionaries - tenaciously overcoming groupthink, rallyi...

How-To Snag A Social Justice Job Interview

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 11.10.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

Are you a social sector job-seeker? Feeling frozen out of your future change-the-world job? Reluctant to enter the fray? Fear of failure stopping y...

How-To Change The World With Finances

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 08.24.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

Money is the power to support the social and economic justice work you want done, but can't do yourself. Whether a cash donation or a social impact...

Vastly Scaling Up the Effectiveness of Nonprofits

Craig Newmark | Posted 08.24.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

How does a person of good will work with others, across the planet and across the years, to scale up to help out everyone? I've realized, in the past few days, that a solution could involve nonprofits which focus on vetting on-the-ground nonprofits.

How a TED Talk Destroyed the Charity Overhead Myth

Trevor Neilson | Posted 06.18.2013 | Impact
Trevor Neilson

Overhead ratios are attractive to those looking for a quick uninformed analysis of non-profits because they are simple. It's much harder to measure sustained results.

Making a Difference: The World of Giving - Remember Your Charitable Donations Still Count in this Year's Tax Return

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 06.03.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

As many of us scurry to gather our receipts and recollect the donations we made in 2012, there is a chorus of folks who say that the predicted elimination of the deductibility of charitable donations will result in fewer people giving or people giving less. My response is that it will not.

Go BIG with Your Social Impact Career

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 05.26.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

No question, but that it is easier on the soul to work for a NGO, a social enterprise or an economic development agency. Purity is emotionally safe.

Why Foundations Need to Be Better Storytellers

Kevin K. Murphy | Posted 07.25.2012 | Impact
Kevin K. Murphy

The public is increasingly curious about what we're up to -- an interest fueled by politicians who imagine that philanthropy is a big pot of money waiting to be spent to alleviate government budget strains.

Creative Sites For Giving, Volunteering In 2012

Amy Neumann | Posted 02.29.2012 | Impact
Amy Neumann

"No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted." ~ Aesop A question often asked: "What are some helpful sites for helping online?" There are s...

Making a Difference: The World of Giving -- Year-end Giving and Tax Deductions

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 02.26.2012 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Many donors rush to make their charitable contributions before each year ends. Let's look at the reasons why they do this.

Study: The Number One Way Nonprofits Can Increase Donations

Posted 12.08.2011 | Impact

If donors just had access to the information they want, charitable contributions would increase by $15 billion, a recent study revealed. Money for ...

It All Adds Up

Jim Gibbons | Posted 10.09.2011 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

Two billion pounds of used goods that aren't clogging up landfills have helped put 2.4 million people on the path toward self-sufficiency. That's what the Donate Movement is all about.

Bristol Palin Worth $262K Compensation: Foundation

AP | RACHEL D'ORO | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Bristol Palin was well worth the $332,500 she was paid to be an ambassador for a foundation aiming to prevent teen pregnancy...

Bristol Palin Earns $262K For Teen Pregnancy Work

AP | RACHEL D'ORO | Posted 06.05.2011 | Politics

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Tax documents show unwed mother Bristol Palin earned more than $262,000 for her role in helping raise awareness for teen pre...

Can People Still Afford to Care?

Richard Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Walden

Just $7,700 was contributed online to Operation USA a full week after the recent natural disasters. This compares with over $1 million donated online within 24 hours in 2004 after the Asia tsunami.

Guest Post by Jacob Harold -- The Nonprofit Marketplace: Getting Social Impact Bang For Our Philanthropic Bucks

Paul Brest | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Paul Brest

The nonprofit marketplace doesn't exhibit the single most essential characteristic of a well-functioning market: open exchange of high-quality information that helps people make good decisions.