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What Are You Doing Tuesday?

Ana Garcia | Posted 11.26.2014 | Impact
Ana Garcia

If you don't know about Giving Tuesday, that's because there's no giant corporation flooding you with ads about it. Why would they? They don't want you to give your money away to charity when you can use those credit cards to buy ugly sweaters.

A Way to Give Meaning: #GivingTuesday

Tim McDonald | Posted 11.26.2014 | Impact
Tim McDonald

The way stores get us to spend is by offering sales under the cloak of making us think we are giving something meaningful and saving money so we can buy even more. At the same time, there are 16 million kids in the U.S. that will not be worrying about what gifts are being bought for them, but how they will get their next meal.

From One Non-Profit to Another: A Talk With Rick Kinsel, Executive Director of the Vilcek Foundation

Janice Sands | Posted 11.25.2014 | Impact
Janice Sands

As the Executive Director of a non-profit dedicated to creating a platform for women in the arts, I am always interested in hearing the experiences and insights of peers who are working toward similar goals.

#GivingTuesday: A Guide for Nonprofits

Hilary A. Doe | Posted 11.25.2014 | Impact
Hilary A. Doe

It's coming up. Every Dec. 2nd, families, students, businesses, and organizations around the world come together for Giving Tuesday, a day dedicated to giving back.

Immigrant Organizations Key to Carrying Out Obama's Executive Action

Erwin de Leon | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics
Erwin de Leon

As undocumented immigrants start applying for deportation reprieve, legal-aid and other immigrant-serving organizations will bear the brunt of helping these individuals. These groups will continue providing basic social services, as beneficiaries of the president's executive action will not have access to free health care.

Once Again! What Does Nonprofit Board Oversight Mean?

Eugene Fram | Posted 11.23.2014 | Business
Eugene Fram

I have a daily subscription to Google Alerts on "Nonprofit Management" and "Nonprofit Governance." Every week, several nonprofit case stories surface,...

Arresting Portraits Give Voices To Homeless People In America's Poorest Big City

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.24.2014 | Impact

More than a quarter of Philadelphians are in desperate need of some brotherly love. With 26.3 percent of its population living below the national p...

Seeking: The Perfect Nonprofit Job

Simone N. Sneed | Posted 11.21.2014 | Impact
Simone N. Sneed

For nonprofits and social enterprises to be successful, we need passionate people with phenomenal skills in place. Once you have made the decision that you're ready to dedicate your career to a specific social cause, it can be hard to know where to start.

An Open Letter to Business Owners Everywhere: You Can Do Better

Alexandra Ostrow | Posted 11.20.2014 | Impact
Alexandra Ostrow

As the founder of a marketing consultancy that focuses on social change, I work with my fair share of nonprofits. My team builds awareness around issues like lack of access to healthcare and clean water.

Rescuing Stray and Abandoned Animals in Afghanistan

Rescue Idiot | Posted 11.19.2014 | Good News
Rescue Idiot

Pen Farthing founded a nonprofit that reunites soldiers at home with stray dogs and cats they took in during combat, was named the 2014 CNN Hero of th...

Slacktivist and Proud Of It!

Tim McDonald | Posted 11.22.2014 | Impact
Tim McDonald

You can say I've moved beyond slacktivism and more into activism, but without getting involved originally as a slacktivist, I never would've take the first step to becoming more of an activist.

Nonprofit Policy Development and Operations Management - Crossing Boundaries?

Eugene Fram | Posted 11.16.2014 | Business
Eugene Fram

"Nose in- fingers out," is the commonly used guide for nonprofit directors' relationships to operations. Translated into terms of governance-managemen...

This Jewelry Brand Has Destroyed 40,000 Illegal Weapons Through Its Charitable Giving

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.14.2014 | Impact

Peter Thum saw preteens carrying rifles while he was in Kenya and Tanzania. Disturbed by the sight, the social entrepreneur decided to become a cataly...

Taking the Time to Learn in Transition: How the Ford Foundation Board Revamped the Traditional CEO Search

Kathleen P. Enright | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact
Kathleen P. Enright

GEO recently convened a diverse group of foundation trustees and CEOs at the Ford Foundation in New York. This meeting was constructed as an opportuni...

Start a Business - Not a Social Enterprise

Madelynne Wager | Posted 11.12.2014 | Small Business
Madelynne Wager

Socially-minded entrepreneurship is the latest humanitarian trend. Altruistic mavericks are pioneering products and services to fulfill previously unmet needs -- especially in developing nations -- changing the rules of agriculture, lighting, medicine, education and more.

What's Wrong With the Guide Dog Schools?

Stephen Kuusisto | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact
Stephen Kuusisto

The average guide dog trainer makes a salary roughly equivalent to the earnings of a high school teacher. But the rewards of guide dog training are great. You work with dogs, help people, and change lives for the better.

Urgent Community Health Problem: Who You Gonna Call?

Steven Crandell | Posted 11.10.2014 | Impact
Steven Crandell

The deadline for ending giving, while seen by some as a great advantage, can become cumbersome if it is artificial. Addressing large social problems is rarely straightforward.

When Should Nonprofits Consider Making a Transformative Change?

Eugene Fram | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
Eugene Fram

There is no "quick fix" to some nonprofit problems. A new hire, a board retreat, another task force -- all good nonprofit "fixers" -- are simply not ...

Uber Expands Nonprofit Option, Provides Cheaper Rides To More Chinese Users

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.06.2014 | Impact

Uber is connecting more people through affordable transportation -- and is OK with not making any money in the process. The ride-sharing app, which...

Couple Ditches Honeymoon To Perform Random Acts Of Kindness In All 50 States

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.06.2014 | Impact

Mark and Ismini Svensson have traveled in plenty of planes, trains and automobiles since they got married. But the newlyweds haven't been jet-setting ...

This Simple Tactic Could Get Donors To Give 75% More: Study

Science Mag | John Bohannon | Posted 11.05.2014 | Impact

A representative from a charitable organization stops you on the sidewalk and asks for $100 to feed people starving in the developing world. And a lar...

Boulder Food Rescue Feeds Hungry Through Big-Hearted Efforts

Nadine Cheung | Posted 11.07.2014 | Good News

Aol's BeOn group creates custom editorial content that is sponsored by marketing partners. The sponsoring partners do not exert editorial influence ov...

Estella's Brilliant Bus Drives Education

Nadine Cheung | Posted 11.07.2014 | Good News

Aol's BeOn group creates custom editorial content that is sponsored by marketing partners. The sponsoring partners do not exert editorial influence ov...

Strong Culture and Leadership Critical for Nonprofit Board Strategic Success

Eugene Fram | Posted 11.04.2014 | Business
Eugene Fram

Developing a board culture and leadership that can effectively use imperfect metrics will require a board-management partnership willing to improve on the process quality of the metrics over time.

Book Review: 'Lead Like It Matters ... Because It Does'

Suna Senman | Posted 10.28.2014 | Business
Suna Senman

Thirty-years of leadership proficiency shines through the compact instructions in Lead Like it Matters ... Because It Does. More than a book, the content is a virtual classroom leading the reader through the steps to fully develop his/her leadership potential.