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Where Profits Aren't Enough

Marc Ross | Posted 05.29.2014 | Green
Marc Ross

Fortunately, there are heroic companies practicing corporate social responsibility and emphasizing sustainable business practices. It is no longer an Ivory Tower topic, dominated by stifling case studies, all talk and no results.

If It's a Contest, Who Wins? Brandraising vs. Fundraising

Gary Laermer | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
Gary Laermer

By marrying branding and fundraising, non-profits can achieve a strong, consistent and persuasive message, one that provides the "who" and the "what" -- and for supporters, the all-important "why."

How to Use Social Media to Help Social Causes

Russell Bishop | Posted 06.28.2014 | Impact
Russell Bishop

One of the biggest challenges not-for-profits face in gaining support is the simple fact that no one cares what they do until they know why it matters. It's pretty much a take off on the old cliché: No one cares what you know until they know how much you care.

The Welcoming Project: Promoting Businesses That Welcome Everyone

Ty McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Ty McCarthy

An Oklahoma non-profit is pouring water on the 'right to refuse' prairie fire that is spreading across the United States. Dr. Meredith Worthen, Assist...

What Does [Insert What You Do Here] Mean To You?

Michelle Edgar | Posted 05.25.2014 | Impact
Michelle Edgar

Her answer really reminded me of what music means to me and why every day I work hard with a whole team to make this dream come alive for kids all over the country.

Paradise Lost: Why Our Desire to Protect U.S. Wilderness Should Not Cease

Marc Ross | Posted 04.27.2014 | Green
Marc Ross

My Colorado is much different than the Colorado of the early 20th century, when there were no gridlocked highways packed with millions of cars on traffic-choked interstates in eyesight of the snow-capped Rocky Mountains.

Irish Charities Need Our Support More Than Ever

Ruairí McKiernan | Posted 03.09.2014 | Impact
Ruairí McKiernan

Irish charities are entering 2014 in the midst of an unprecedented crisis. According to Fundraising Ireland, donations to charities were down 40 percent over the Christmas period.

Raising Your Capacity for Fundraising

Gary Laermer | Posted 03.04.2014 | Impact
Gary Laermer

Honesty is the best policy when appraising your organization's fundraising ability. It is important for non-profits to take a self-inventory that results in a wholly accurate assessment of current resources and their capacity to build on them.

More Than Ever, We Need to Rethink How to Live Our Lives in Meaningful Ways Without Excessive Spending

Christine Escobar | Posted 02.10.2014 | Chicago
Christine Escobar

For better or for worse in the United States, whether due to credit card debt, the foreclosure crisis, job loss or pay cuts, this holiday season many of us are forced by hard economic realities to reexamine our role as "consumers."

The Static State of Philanthropy (Part 4)

Marc Chardon and Hal Williams | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Marc Chardon and Hal Williams

In our fourth post of this series examining the forces that are affecting the traditions of philanthropy, we asked nonprofit expert Carol Rhine to sha...

The Static State of Philanthropy (Part 3)

Marc Chardon and Hal Williams | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Marc Chardon and Hal Williams

When volunteers get the meaning and see the value and results from volunteerism, they increase rather than decrease their time. Doing make-work, being used inefficiently and having no yard stick to measure success are all factors."

The Karimu Kids: Building Bridges of Wood and Culture

Suzanne Skees | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

Meet an American professor and students from California State University Long Beach, who've learned far more from Bacho villagers in Tanzania than they ever hoped to impart.

The Best New Ideas In Washington

Darius Graham | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Darius Graham

What often goes unrealized is that Washington, D.C. is so much more than a collection of government offices and historic buildings, it is also an urban city with all of the attendant challenges.

Designing Our Solutions: The Need for Women and Minorities in STEM

Cecilia Corral | Posted 11.27.2013 | Technology
Cecilia Corral

I was recently reminded why I chose to be an engineer in the first place by the Smithsonian infographic on "Where a STEM Education Can Take You." The infographic cites, "49% of female STEM college students say they chose their field because of a desire to make a difference." I definitely fell in that 49%.

How Far Will You Go to Protect Your Emails?

Mark Weinstein | Posted 11.17.2013 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

How far will you go to protect your emails? As individuals we can't really answer that question. That's because we're at the whim of our email provide...

September, So Exciting

Susie Spain | Posted 11.10.2013 | Impact
Susie Spain

For all of us at Angels at Risk, what we love most about September is all the newness, the hope, the crisis, the tears and all the joy that we get to see. The fact for us all is that it comes under the category of helping everybody's self-esteem.

Why Older Generations Aren't Passing Down Charity To Kids

Marc Chardon and Hal Williams | Posted 10.13.2013 | Impact
Marc Chardon and Hal Williams

We love talking about philanthropy. It's such a positive word, both in how it sounds and feels - and what it represents. Why is it then, when we loo...

The Most Important Relationship Your Non-Profit Organization Will Ever Have!

Jeffrey Walker | Posted 10.13.2013 | Impact
Jeffrey Walker

The CEO of a great nonprofit has to be a "people person," sensitive to the needs, feelings, interests, goals, and communication styles of all those with whom he or she works, from employees and grantees to volunteers and donors.

Work in Progress

Greg Woodburn | Posted 09.10.2013 | Impact
Greg Woodburn

The focus on non-profit organizations' overhead expenses as a top benchmark for performance has hindered capacity-building efforts and limited the entrance and retention of talent in the sector.

Corporate Funders: Would You Kindly Allow Me to Take a Tiny Bite of The Hand That Feeds Me?

Margery Leveen Sher | Posted 08.24.2013 | Impact
Margery Leveen Sher

Companies: in your efforts to reach out to the non-profit community, you may not realize that there are some problems abrewin'.

A Non-profit IPO? Warren Buffet Says 'Yes'

Paul Lamb | Posted 08.21.2013 | Impact
Paul Lamb

Can a private non-profit organization go public by selling shares of its organization through an Initial Public Offering (IPO), just like businesses do when raising investment dollars?

Nonprofit Trends: Tax Status vs. Business Model

Marc Chardon | Posted 08.11.2013 | Impact
Marc Chardon

As we move forward, if we can keep our focus on how to best craft, market, sell and support whatever it is we do -- profit or not -- and if we can learn from each other, then we'll all be better off.

The New Innovation

Michael Lombardo | Posted 06.29.2013 | Impact
Michael Lombardo

Education, like art, is never 'done.' We have to constantly iterate and adapt, which means building a national culture of continuous improvement and innovation, responding to the challenges and opportunities of the day.

Nonprofit Brands in the Age of Supporter Shift (Part 4)

Marc Chardon and Hal Williams | Posted 05.28.2013 | Impact
Marc Chardon and Hal Williams

At the core of relevancy is the basic understanding that the audience for the brand really matters, not the other way around. In an age of supporter shift, nonprofits must figure out how to make their brand promise relevant to different generations that have varying needs and perspectives.

Wildlife Tracking in the Adirondacks (PHOTOS)

Alissa Rafferty | Posted 03.26.2013 | Green
Alissa Rafferty

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