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Nonprofits

Taking Partnerships to the Next Level

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 08.20.2014 | Impact
Joseph Amodeo

When the mission of a nonprofit is well-aligned with the social impact goals of a for-profit partner, together they can help to develop innovative and sustainable solutions to the most pressing social and economic problems.

Wiggle Room: Making a Case for NGO Partnerships

Barry Segal | Posted 08.18.2014 | Impact
Barry Segal

My experience tells me that when responsible NGOs work together, often across sectors, we gain efficiencies of scale in the delivery of highly-specialized services. In the end, larger swaths of the population are touched by not just one, but an array of these life-improving inputs and we begin to see our combined efforts improve lives in meaningful and lasting ways.

How to Spot Financial Fraud in a Non-Profit: 2 Warning Signs

Steve Mariotti | Posted 08.15.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

We all want to believe that nonprofit corporations are full of hard-working people committed to improving society--and most are. But even the most wel...

What Is a Digital Ocean Country?

Samantha_Harris | Posted 08.15.2014 | Green
Samantha_Harris

Shark week got me thinking... Do you really care about the ocean? What's beyond the shoreline may never cross your mind. Could an ocean country change that?

What All Nonprofits (and Donors) Should Know about Fundraising

Steven Crandell | Posted 08.15.2014 | Impact
Steven Crandell

Asking for a favor is one of the most important techniques of fundraising. That's according an expert who has helped raise an estimated $200 million for nonprofits as a volunteer in his home town of Santa Barbara, California.

Service as a Career Path

Brad Jamison | Posted 08.12.2014 | Business
Brad Jamison

The more talented and skilled a non-profit groups paid staff is, the greater good it can do in pursuit of its cause. The challenge is, typically, positions in the non-profit sector pay less than similar positions on the for profit side.

Coming to Terms About Mentorship

Vivy Chao | Posted 08.09.2014 | Education
Vivy Chao

Often times what is failed to mention about mentorship is that it is difficult to develop that relationship. That relationship is so difficult to develop because it can be seen as a one-way street.

The African Youth Movement for Social and Economic Prosperity

Barry Segal | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Barry Segal

We cannot afford to stand at the sidelines and watch people do things for us. Developing a resilient entrepreneurial base and private sector can sustain economic growth and produce real economic and social gains in Africa.

The Social PetWork: Platform Helps Boost Adoptions

Helaina Hovitz | Posted 08.07.2014 | Impact
Helaina Hovitz

We love digging up videos of puppies doing adorable things online. Thanks to ShelterMe.com, we can put this guilty pleasure to good use by spending time with shelter animals and sharing their photos and videos with the world.

Youth Want To Work In Nonprofit World, But Unsure If It's Financially Sustainable

Nonprofit Quarterly | Posted 08.06.2014 | Impact

Every kid who ever started playing an instrument has had the same fantasy: You’re sitting in the park, practicing the four chords that you know o...

Bolster Your Career With Service (Part 2)

Brad Jamison | Posted 08.04.2014 | Impact
Brad Jamison

By the time someone is a senior executive, it should be fair to assume they are effective at what they do -- after all it's gotten them this far.

How To Make The World a Better Place: 4 Lessons on Founding a Non-Profit

Christopher Molaro | Posted 08.04.2014 | Small Business
Christopher Molaro

To be sure, there are many ways one can try to change and help their community, big or small. Admittedly, there are more effective and less effectiv...

Social Entrepreneurs Need to Think Beyond the Business

Hila Mehr | Posted 08.04.2014 | Impact
Hila Mehr

Social enterprises can become easily distracted building and managing their business instead of focusing on the problem they are trying to solve -- even if the solution involves running a healthy business.

How Does a Nonprofit Board Know When a CEO Is 'Just Minding the Store'?

Eugene Fram | Posted 08.03.2014 | Business
Eugene Fram

Making changes in the governance or operations of a nonprofit is difficult; culturally changes can only take place after a long tenured CEO leaves.

When it Comes to Leveling the Playing Field for Women Writers, VIDA Reminds us that Women are Not Alone

Janice Sands | Posted 08.01.2014 | Arts
Janice Sands

With the pervasiveness of gender inequality in nearly every arena, it's heartening to know that there are passionate individuals and organizations out there working hard to affect change.

Knife Skills for Your Nonprofit!

Ritu_Sharma | Posted 08.01.2014 | Impact
Ritu_Sharma

Nancy Lublin's got guts. The CEO of DoSomething.org recently made an unprecedented move and cut more than half of the organization's current programs.

A Philanthropist and a Nonprofit ED Walk Into a Bar...

Steven Crandell | Posted 07.31.2014 | Impact
Steven Crandell

The philanthropist sighs and says she has money to give, but no nonprofit will agree to carry out her intent as she envisions it.

How Tech Innovation Leads To Sustainable Solutions In Developing Nations

Lauren Woodman | Posted 07.30.2014 | Impact
Lauren Woodman

It seems as if the days of manually doing routine tasks such as shopping and health care are slowly fizzling into obsolescence. People in both developed and developing countries are reshaping their daily lives and interactions as digital technology becomes intertwined with their everyday activities.

Pointed Reflections From a Long-Time Leader in Philanthropy

Kathleen P. Enright | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact
Kathleen P. Enright

In her last public act before retirement, Valerie S. Lies, the long-time president and CEO of the Donors Forum in Chicago, took the opportunity to speak truth to power and to leave the field that she so loves with several calls for action.

Beyond the Bylaws: A Clarification of Nonprofit Board Responsibilities

Eugene Fram | Posted 07.27.2014 | Business
Eugene Fram

A nonprofit director's duties may be much more difficult than those of a for-profit board member.

Going Back to Congo

Diana Buckhantz | Posted 07.23.2014 | Impact
Diana Buckhantz

All I could think about was thank god I was not in Congo when this happened for, as amazing as our medical partners are there, there is much still that is needed to bring medicine up to western standards.

Getting Attention - Breaking Through the Clutter and Noise

Gregory P. Demetriou | Posted 07.23.2014 | Small Business
Gregory P. Demetriou

As with anything, expectations need to be managed so that they're realistic and tempered by the overall commitment to any effort. You and our clients often assume that working on the Internet leads to instant results and is inexpensive. If that were only true.

Can Nonprofits Build on Bill Gates's Business Insights?

Eugene Fram | Posted 07.20.2014 | Business
Eugene Fram

In a recent Wall Street Journal article, Bill Gates shares some of his convictions about what makes or breaks developing businesses. Based on his vast experience I suggest that many of his insights can serve as models as well as caveats in the nonprofit environment.

The Important Difference Between For-profit and Nonprofit Colleges

Robert Shireman | Posted 07.17.2014 | College
Robert Shireman

Rather than working cooperatively with the new administration, the major for-profit chains went on the attack, alleging that they were victims of regulations unfairly aimed specifically at them. I do not know why they took this tack, but the result was to focus media and public attention on the for-profit sector specifically.

How Do You See Me?

Gerard Kersey | Posted 07.17.2014 | Black Voices
Gerard Kersey

I was not dressed inappropriately, I wasn't loud or menacing, I wasn't posing a threat to anyone. I was just a regular teenager shopping in an outlet store. However, to her I was a black teenager in an outlet and that made the world of difference on her skewed perspective of the situation.