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Thriving in the Social Sector

Nell Derick Debevoise | Posted 07.01.2014 | Impact
Nell Derick Debevoise

Arianna's message -- and specific tips -- about well-being should be directed with special attention to not-for-profit and social enterprise professionals ... Enabling them to take care of themselves first will allow them to more effectively take care of the people they aim to serve.

Your Nonprofit Board Ready to Recruit a Transformational Leader?

Eugene Fram | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business
Eugene Fram

A CEO friend recently shared her organization's remarkable success story. She had been a first time CEO for about 10 years when a new director was ele...

Trust and Transparency are a Two Way Street

Valerie S. Lies | Posted 06.29.2014 | Impact
Valerie S. Lies

The mutual responsibility for ensuring a transparent grants process resides with both the government agency granting the funds and the organizations that receive them. Let's start with the organizations.

Out of the Shadows: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Pearl Korn | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics
Pearl Korn

The Chamber, along with other business leagues, local chambers of commerce, boards of trade, real estate boards and, yes, even the NFL, are all considered "non-profit" 501(c)6 organizations in the eyes of the I.R.S., which grants such organizations virtually unlimited access to money that they use to lobby Congress and its committees.

How to Use Social Media to Help Social Causes

Russell Bishop | Posted 06.28.2014 | Impact
Russell Bishop

One of the biggest challenges not-for-profits face in gaining support is the simple fact that no one cares what they do until they know why it matters. It's pretty much a take off on the old cliché: No one cares what you know until they know how much you care.

Shh... Let's Talk About How We Need to Fail More in International Development

Alex Amouyel | Posted 06.28.2014 | Impact
Alex Amouyel

The incentives to acknowledge failure are also not there -- donors are more likely to give money next year to organizations who've succeeded and whether you are a government, a corporate, or a philanthropist, you don't want to see that your money was wasted when it's about saving lives.

Why Is the NAACP In Bed With Donald Sterling?

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

So it should be no surprise that Donald Sterling has likes to throw money around to nonprofit charities. What's troubling is why an organization like the NAACP, dedicated to eliminating racial injustice, should help Sterling whitewash his reputation.

Top 6 Tips for Taking Your Cause Mobile

Darian Rodriguez Heyman | Posted 06.24.2014 | Impact
Darian Rodriguez Heyman

Just as most nonprofits initially resisted getting on board with social media, they're also apprehensive to spend the time and resources to devise and implement a mobile strategy. But with over 28 percent of web traffic now coming from mobile devices, the truth is the mobile age isn't coming, it's here.

Alena Hall

This Man Is Spending 100 Days Biking Across The Country To Save Thousands Of Lives

HuffingtonPost.com | Alena Hall | Posted 04.24.2014 | Impact

In 2009, Luke Mysse bought a road bike to improve his health. But this summer, he'll spend 100 days straight riding more than 4,500 miles across the U...

A Green Solution to Overseas Hunger

Helaina Hovitz | Posted 06.22.2014 | Impact
Helaina Hovitz

It all started when a 65-year-old retired carpenter named Fred Colgan met Damon Ogle, an engineer with a new "green" stove design.

Ryan Grim

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 06.16.2014 | 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 06.10.2014 | 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 06.10.2014 | 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 06.09.2014 | 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 06.08.2014 | 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 06.08.2014 | 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 06.07.2014 | 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 06.06.2014 | 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 06.03.2014 | 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 06.03.2014 | 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 06.02.2014 | 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 06.02.2014 | 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.