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Democratic Candidate Was Involved In Own Pay Hike Despite Claim Of Recusal

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

Former Rep. Marjorie Margolies, currently running hard for a congressional seat, is defending her role in setting her own pay as the head of a charity...

Which Would You Rather Be as an Organization -- Efficient or Effective?

Nourish International | Posted 04.17.2014 | Business
Nourish International

The difference between these two issues has been a point of contention within the sector over the last several years and the conversation is far from over.

Top 3 Reasons Why Volunteers Are Special

Adnan Mahmud | Posted 04.11.2014 | Impact
Adnan Mahmud

This is the 40th Anniversary of National Volunteer Week -- a time to celebrate people doing extraordinary things through service. I have been actively...

State of the Nonprofit Sector

Sandi Vidal | Posted 04.10.2014 | Impact
Sandi Vidal

For those of us who work in the nonprofit sector, the news by the Nonprofit Finance Fund that even after the "end" of the recession the demand for services continues to rise is not surprising.

Kevin Bacon on Six Degrees, Success, and Creating Meaningful Change

Tim McDonald | Posted 04.10.2014 | Impact
Tim McDonald

Most days we are going so fast that we need to stop and ask who in our six degrees can use our help? Who needs someone to listen to them?

Google Ad Grants: Nonprofits Take Note [Infographic]

Jonathan Long | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Jonathan Long

The following infographic provides information about Google's Ad Grant program, which is one of the largest nonprofit marketing missed opportunities. ...

Breaking the School-to-Prison Pipeline That's Destroying Our Kids

The Foundation Boys | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
The Foundation Boys

No child in our culture should be written off as a lost cause, not by a teacher and not by the system in general, but that's what is happening day in and day out, in schools across the United States.

All Aboard the Smile Train: Organization Brightens One Million Young Lives

Helaina Hovitz | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact
Helaina Hovitz

We've all seen the ads on the subway depicting children with cleft lips. Yes, they're hard to look at, but what's even harder to digest is the truth about what life looks like for these kids. What people may not realize is that they aren't just suffering from a cosmetic deformity.

Is Your Nonprofit Forward-Focused or a Prisoner of the Past?

Eugene Fram | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact
Eugene Fram

Nonprofit recruiting can be a hit-or-miss process, often producing candidates who are readily available and familiar to the current board. Rarely will the committee seek out people who have strong track records as strategists and/or competent visionaries.

Alena Hall

How Shakespeare Is Helping Women Prisoners Help Themselves

HuffingtonPost.com | Alena Hall | Posted 04.04.2014 | Impact

Frannie Shepherd-Bates graduated from college with a passion for theater and the desire to use her art in ways that made a difference beyond the stage...

Daystar's Day of Reckoning: My Interview With NPR's John Burnett

Christian Piatt | Posted 04.03.2014 | Religion
Christian Piatt

Aside from claiming nonprofit status -- which means a media company like Daystar is exempt from paying taxes on its revenue -- churches in particular have extra layers of protection from government oversight with regard to their financial operations. So what does it matter?

Winning the Future for Women in Politics and Service

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 04.03.2014 | Impact
Ola Ojewumi

As a country, we are failing in our efforts to include women in national and local politics while subjecting politicians to insufferable forms of sexism

16 Signs You're Destined For The Nonprofit World

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.03.2014 | Impact

You can't escape your fate: You're just a good person who is cut out to make the world a better place, darnit. Ride or die. 1. You get really into...

For 30 Years, Trek Across Maine Cyclists Have Kept Their Eye on the Prize: A World Free of Lung Disease

Jeffrey Seyler | Posted 04.03.2014 | Impact
Jeffrey Seyler

As the American Lung Association gears up for celebrating 30 years of what has become our organization's largest fundraiser, it's hard to not think b...

First Day at My Dream Job and How I Landed It

Ahrif Sarumi | Posted 04.02.2014 | Small Business
Ahrif Sarumi

As cheesy as it may sound, I found my greatest joy in helping people whom our society forgets about or simply ignores, so nonprofit opportunities got on my radar.

Women in Business: Q&A with Marissa Sackler, Founder and President of Beespace

Laura Dunn | Posted 04.01.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Marissa's lifelong passion for nonprofits led to the formation of Beespace--a New York City-based nonprofit incubator providing early-phase organizati...

The Color of Volunteers' Skin Isn't the Problem: It's Their Attitude

Bekka Ross Russell | Posted 03.31.2014 | Impact
Bekka Ross Russell

It's easy for 'voluntourism' to seem like a dirty word, and there is a very fine line between a genuinely helpful and mutually beneficial experience and one that, at best, has little to no impact.

Peter and the Wolf: How the Opera Is Dying With Its Patrons

Renee C. Herrell | Posted 03.28.2014 | Impact
Renee C. Herrell

To stay alive, an art nonprofit organization must engage the next generation of major donors now.

Women Artists Who Broke the Mold

Janice Sands | Posted 03.28.2014 | Arts
Janice Sands

As March -- Women's History Month -- comes to a close, it's a good time to reflect on those women artists in the past who have paved the way for women artists today, challenging fiercely held stereotypes and creating great art.

Non-Profits and Social Media: Believe it or Not, Your Non-Profit Is a Brand

Tulani Elisa | Posted 03.28.2014 | Business
Tulani Elisa

Brand seems to be a dirty word in the nonprofit/NGO space. Organizations shy away from it because "it's a private sector thing" or "it only applies to organizations that have money for marketing."

Stop Building Lists, Start Building Relationships

Hilary A. Doe | Posted 03.27.2014 | Technology
Hilary A. Doe

Stop building lists and start building relationships -- you'll create strong communities and movements in the process.

The State of Philanthropy: How to Maximize Impact

Dr. Judith Rodin | Posted 03.26.2014 | Impact
Dr. Judith Rodin

I believe philanthropy has found its identity once again, as a convener, a risk-taker, a piloter of good ideas, and a partner in bringing those ideas to scale. Indeed, it's an exciting time to be in philanthropy. But I believe there are areas where we can do better and push ourselves further to maximize our impact in the years ahead.

What Inspires Generation Y To Give

Tyler Mahoney | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
Tyler Mahoney

In contrast, young people are rejecting the post-modern wanderlust molded by the Baby Boomers and are returning to a pre-modern, pre-industrial understanding of the world.

Illinois Is the WORST State for Nonprofit Agencies

Madison Bondi | Posted 03.21.2014 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

According to a map put together by reddit user, bigafricanhat, using statistics from StateMaster.com, Illinois is apparently the WORST for nonprofit agencies.

Infographic Reveals Latest Data on Cracking the Crowdfunding Code

Craig Newmark | Posted 03.20.2014 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Crowdfunding raised more than $5 billion worldwide in 2013, and peer-to-peer nonprofit fundraising for charities is seeing explosive growth.