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Vote For The Top Local Arts And Culture Nonprofit Of The Month!

Posted 07.19.2012 | Impact

Arts programs are typically the first to go when schools and organizations face budget cuts. It’s a sad reality that often means nonprofits have to ...

The Catastrophe The Nonprofit World May Face On Top Of A Crisis

Trevor Neilson | Posted 09.10.2012 | Impact
Trevor Neilson

No matter where you look, social services are being cut at the very moment they are needed the most. These cuts are aftershocks of the 2008 crisis. But now, if what Roubini predicts comes to pass, the nonprofit world will have a catastrophe on top of a crisis.

Alicia Keys' Nonprofit To Honor Oprah Winfrey

AP | MESFIN FEKADU | Posted 09.09.2012 | Black Voices

NEW YORK — Oprah Winfrey is getting a tribute from Alicia Keys. Keys announced Tuesday that her organization, Keep a Child Alive, will honor Wi...

Nonprofits Are Now Too Critical To Fail

Fred Leeb | Posted 09.07.2012 | Detroit
Fred Leeb

Nonprofits have become an essential part of the fabric of our communities. There are over one million registered tax-exempt public charity nonprofits in the United States.

The Imperfect Storm: Nonprofits Need to Ride for Their Brand (Series Post 4)

Marc Chardon and Hal Williams | Posted 09.04.2012 | Impact
Marc Chardon and Hal Williams

The nonprofit sector is filled with people who have good hearts, who believe in service and sacrifice. There is a shared belief in the importance of the work, whatever form the work takes.

Declaring Our Independence From Poverty and Hunger

Mike Curtin | Posted 09.01.2012 | DC
Mike Curtin

The Fourth of July is a celebration of America's independence. But America's battered economy has left more of our neighbors more dependent on public benefits and private charity than we have seen since the Great Depression.

10 Tips for Running a Successful Non-Profit Organization

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi | Posted 08.27.2012 | Impact
Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi

When championing the causes you care about, you have have to ensure that your non-profit organization is effective, efficient and achieves its goals. Here are ten tips to making that happen.

Cut To The Chase: The 1 Thing Nonprofits May Not Be Including In Storytelling

Marc Chardon and Hal Williams | Posted 08.23.2012 | Impact
Marc Chardon and Hal Williams

In our initial blog post, we identified five key shifts affecting the environment for nonprofits that have co-mingled with the economy to create the p...

Furniture to Philanthropy: Short Documentary Addressing Sustainability

Adam Steel | Posted 08.21.2012 | Impact
Adam Steel

ANEW was founded by Rose Tourje seven years ago after she realized how much waste and lack of awareness about it there was in the architecture, building, design industries.

Stock in Summer

Tiffany Cooper Gueye | Posted 08.21.2012 | Education
Tiffany Cooper Gueye

We lose 20% of our public investment in education, every year, when we fail to take stock in summer and give kids opportunities to keep learning from one grade to the next.

Nonprofit Boards: Take Heed of the Lessons of the University of Virginia

Alice Korngold | Posted 08.18.2012 | Impact
Alice Korngold

In a world where public and private organizations are held accountable for their decisions, boards must take their responsibilities seriously.

This Father's Day, A Group Helps Young Dads Learn How To Be Better Parents

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 06.17.2012 | Detroit

On Belle Isle, Detroit's island park in the Detroit River, two local organizations are spending their Father's Day teaching other young men with child...

Giving Kids a Shot@Life

Megan Rosker | Posted 08.15.2012 | Impact
Megan Rosker

We often donate our clothes or unwanted items to charity, but is this helping a family fulfill their dreams? It may be time to look deeper into how we can help those most impoverished realize the kind of quality of life we all deserve.

Lucas Kavner

How Much Do The Arts Really Inject Into Local Economies? | Lucas Kavner | Posted 06.12.2012 | Home

The nonprofit arts and culture industry injects billions of dollars into local economies, according to a new report from Americans for the Arts, thoug...

Get Online

Fron Nahzi | Posted 08.08.2012 | Technology
Fron Nahzi

In the ever-expanding and fast-paced new media world, issues appear to be more about context and less about content. The posts often appear short sighted, and lack substance but they reach a wide audience nevertheless.

U.S. Cities With Top Charities (SLIDESHOW)

Posted 06.07.2012 | Impact

We've all seen the endless studies on city rankings, indexing everything from the quality of life to best bikini bodies! Charity Navigator released...

Nonprofits Missing From Big Battles

Mark Rosenman | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics
Mark Rosenman

Charities and foundations should be geared up to confront immediate and near-term policy battles of extraordinary consequence to them. Instead, they seem to be wearing blinders -- or simply fear controversy, no matter the stakes.

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.

Tackling Social Change With Pro Bono

Aaron Hurst | Posted 08.06.2012 | Business
Aaron Hurst

While her childhood hopes to be on the offensive line for the Bears were dashed early in her career, today Kathy is still using her blocking skills working as National Managing Partner of Diversity and Corporate Responsibility at KPMG.

Hiring Agency Pairs Nonprofits With Retired Seniors At 'Discount' Rate

AP | JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 06.05.2012 | Fifty

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- As she got older, Gail McDaniel felt she should be doing more to make the world better. She'd been laid off after a long career...

Nonprofits And The Economy: Engage Your Donors

Marc Chardon and Hal Williams | Posted 08.04.2012 | Impact
Marc Chardon and Hal Williams

In our initial blog post, we identified five key shifts affecting the environment for nonprofits that have co-mingled with the economy to create the p...

SLIDESHOW: 5 Cause-Related Tumblr Accounts To Watch

Posted 07.30.2012 | Impact

Tumblr is good for more than just entertaining videos and snarky commentary -- nonprofits are also spreading the word about their good works. The m...

Bursting The Dot-Com Bubble: Time For A Dot-Ngo Boom

Brian Cute | Posted 07.31.2012 | Impact
Brian Cute

Now, at the risk of stating the obvious, NGO is a universal term -- and one more frequently used in other countries than "nonprofit" or just "organization." So when our team at PIR sat down to evaluate the infinite number of domain name options that could be useful, .NGO resonated.

Why Foundations Need to Be Better Storytellers

Kevin K. Murphy | Posted 07.25.2012 | Impact
Kevin K. Murphy

The public is increasingly curious about what we're up to -- an interest fueled by politicians who imagine that philanthropy is a big pot of money waiting to be spent to alleviate government budget strains.

How Big Business Can Help Small Nonprofits Survive Tough Times

Drew Madsen | Posted 07.16.2012 | Impact
Drew Madsen

Seven-in-eight nonprofits report they face increased demand for services this year, but 57 percent say they only have enough cash at one time to sustain their own operations for three months or less.