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Non Profit Foundations

Give a Holiday Gift of Hope

MeiMei Fox | Posted 11.24.2014 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

Are you looking for holiday gifts that have meaning and purpose? These days, we are blessed to have many socially and ecologically conscious companies to choose from when doing our shopping.

Sabbaticals for Nonprofit Leaders Benefit the Executive, the Organization and the Communities It Serves

Beth Sirull | Posted 11.27.2013 | Impact
Beth Sirull

Burnout is indeed the, 'disease of our civilization,' as Arianna Huffington aptly put it in her August 2013 post. And nowhere is there more risk of the disease, at greater cost to organizations and collective society, than in the nonprofit sector.

A Better World With Ted Turner's Money

Ladan Rafii | Posted 11.02.2013 | World
Ladan Rafii

A better world means having a better UN -- one that's healthy, dynamic and vibrant enough to tackle the many global challenges we face.

The Top 7 Websites That Will Help You Find A Nonprofit Job

Next Avenue | Posted 03.30.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Nancy Collamer If you're looking to launch an encore career, here's where you'll find the openings that are right in...

LinkedIn Board Connect: A Guide for Non-profits to Leverage This Valuable New Resource

Alice Korngold | Posted 11.29.2012 | Impact
Alice Korngold

LinkedIn Board Connect has taken online board matching to a new level for non-profit organizations.

Taproot's Endorsement for President

Aaron Hurst | Posted 09.04.2012 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

There is only one person we at Taproot believe can lead this nation forward. He is a man who cares deeply about our nation and sees the potential in every American.

Giving Is Down but Caring Is Up

Marc Joseph | Posted 06.06.2012 | Impact
Marc Joseph

Giving is as good for your own soul as it is for the people you help. If you don't have the cash, do what 43 percent of American's do -- volunteer to help a nonprofit that helps others.

No Non-Profit Should Be Left Behind

Marc Joseph | Posted 03.11.2012 | Impact
Marc Joseph

Why do our nonprofits continue to report having less money to provide the services our society has counted on them to deliver?

With a Vision and a Little Elbow Grease

Susanne Mentzer | Posted 01.16.2012 | Arts
Susanne Mentzer

There are many ways we artists can become advocates, whether it be for the arts or other causes. It is imperative to be more than just an advocate for one's self.

Pushing Our Impulse to Give Just A Little More

Melanie Lundquist | Posted 10.16.2011 | Impact
Melanie Lundquist

One might think that in a time with more people on food stamps than ever before, our non-profit, tax exempt foundations would leap to the fore. Think again.

93 Percent Of Foundations Use Social Media

The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Posted 08.29.2011 | Impact

Foundations may sometimes be viewed as out of touch with new technology, but 93 percent of foundation communicators use social networks in their jobs,...

Navigating the Non-Profitsphere

Halle Tecco | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Halle Tecco

So where does your gift have the most impact? How do you find that group of people working to fix that issue you most care about? Here are some great tools for navigating the non-profitsphere.

Technology, Not War, Is the Solution to Publishing

Penny Herscher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Penny Herscher

The global publishing giants have declared war on the new technology generation of content distributors -- but they have lost sight of what consumers value and how they want to get to the value.

A Women's Recovery and Reinvestment Plan

Margot Pritzker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Margot Pritzker

All women should think about their own sets of skills and how they can use them to help a local non-profit meet its goals.

Philanthropy by the Numbers

Paul Brest | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul Brest

NCRP makes a compelling case for philanthropy's role in addressing poverty and racism as deep systemic and structural problems

Philanthropy on Another Planet

Paul Brest | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Paul Brest

Although there are good reasons for a foundation to spend down its assets today, there are also legitimate reasons for it to continue its work in perpetuity.

Philanthropy at its Somewhat Myopic: Mistaking Means and Ends

Paul Brest | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Paul Brest

The most significant of NCRP's grantmaking requirements is that 50 percent of a foundation's grants be for general operating support (GOS) -- unrestricted support for an organization.

Philanthrocapitalism: Yes We Can

Matthew Bishop | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Matthew Bishop

The economic crisis may be the catalyst that sorts out the best non-profits from the also-rans, leading to a sharp increase in the overall effectiveness of the sector.

Why Evidence is Essential in Defining the Missions of Non-Profits

Paul Brest | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Paul Brest

I believe that a great nonprofit organization is ultimately only as good as its theory of change. There is considerable knowledge about what works and what doesn't work in particular contexts.

Guest Post: Sean Stannard-Stockton

Paul Brest | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Paul Brest

The theory of change concept makes sense in a static landscape. But it fails in a dynamic landscape, where what you learned on your last trip might not apply this time.

A Plea From a Daughter of a Political Prisoner

Noor Elashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Noor Elashi

During this winter day in Gaza, I feel crushed knowing that my dad's now-defunct charity, the Holy Land Foundation, could have come to the rescue.

Michael Edwards' Case Against Philanthrocapitalism

Paul Brest | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Paul Brest

In "Just Another Emperor?" Michael Edwards challenges philanthrocapitalists to transform the economic system that made them rich, not just address its symptoms.

When Half Your Country Is About To Starve To Death

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Boyce

Right now, in Zimbabwe, a political and humanitarian tragedy, half the country is facing starvation. Not hunger, or shortage, but pure starvation.

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.

Philanthrocapitalism

Paul Brest | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Paul Brest

Matthew Bishop and Michael Green describe how super-rich "philanthrocapitalists" like Bill Gates are shaking up the world of giving with their businesslike methods.