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Expanding Microsoft Software Donations to More Nonprofits

Akhtar Badshah | Posted 09.26.2011 | Impact
Akhtar Badshah

Today we are making a number of updates to our global software donations program designed to give more nonprofit organizations access to the technolog...

Bloomberg Makes Largest Advocacy Grant Ever

Aaron Dorfman | Posted 09.20.2011 | Impact
Aaron Dorfman

Far too often, American foundations are reluctant to invest heavily in advocacy, community organizing and civic engagement -- even though it's proven that these strategies provide a tremendous return on investment.

Nonprofits Are a Loser in All This Mess

Marc Joseph | Posted 09.20.2011 | Impact
Marc Joseph

Yesterday, July 20, there was an article in The Huffington Post called "Debt Ceiling Standoff Hurts Consumer Confidence." In The Wall Street Journal ...

Heat To Beat Nonprofits? Orgs Can't Keep Up With Demand For Fans, AC | Carrie Whitaker | Posted 09.19.2011 | Impact

Local nonprofits and social-service agencies are reporting long waiting lists this summer in their programs that provide air conditioners and fans to ...

Dan Froomkin

IRS Denies Non-Profit Status To Three Political Groups | Dan Froomkin | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The IRS has denied non-profit status to three unnamed political organizations, setting off speculation about their identities -- and abo...

St. Barnabas Senior Services Continues to Make an Impact Amidst Budget Battle

Gabrielle Canon | Posted 09.17.2011 | Impact
Gabrielle Canon

St. Barnabas provides a community for those who need daily assistance and enables participants to enjoy a greater quality of life, increased independence, and the opportunity to grow in a social family environment.

Kia Makarechi

Bringing Real Food To The Next Generation | Kia Makarechi | Posted 09.12.2011 | Impact

It turns out star chefs like Alice Waters (Chez Panisse, Berkeley) and Ferran Adria (El Bulli, Costa Brava) have more in common than dining rooms peop...

Dave Jamieson

As Kaiser Workers Face Cuts, Execs Have Enjoyed Lavish Benefits | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.11.2011 | Business

Despite strong profits and robust executive compensation at Kaiser Permanente, workers for the Calfornia-based health care giant say they're facing do...

Andrea Stone

Nonprofits See Google+ As New Way To Do Good | Andrea Stone | Posted 09.05.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON -- Nonprofit techies aren't waiting for the full roll out of the newest social network to start figuring out ways to use Google+ to do grea...

What Bottle Rockets and Content Writers Have in Common

George Weiner | Posted 09.04.2011 | Impact
George Weiner

Without a web style guide, content writers will act like bottle rockets and spin in their own directions, creating different standards. After each content writer, volunteer or intern has done this about 50 times on the site -- you have a fireworks show!

Want to Lead? Learn to Influence -- Eight Steps to a Successful Policy Pitch

Rich Tafel | Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics
Rich Tafel

To be a champion for those without a voice, world-changing leaders need to perfect the art of influence, and no arena is more challenging than Capitol...

93 Percent Of Foundations Use Social Media

The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Posted 08.29.2011 | Impact

Foundations may sometimes be viewed as out of touch with new technology, but 93 percent of foundation communicators use social networks in their jobs,...

Lucas Kavner

Lost Boy of Sudan Turns Nonprofit Leader | Lucas Kavner | Posted 08.28.2011 | Impact

As Dominic Diing recounted the story of his journey from Sudan to America, it was easy to get swept up in the cinematic scope of events leading up to ...

Lucas Kavner

You've Never Been To A Prom Like This | Lucas Kavner | Posted 08.27.2011 | Impact

Marta Belcher probably has a lot more on her plate than the average rising senior at the University of California, Berkeley. Ambitious and extremely w...

Two Homeless Men Launch Nonprofit To Help Others Find Homes, Jobs

Daytona Beach News-Journal | Posted 08.26.2011 | Impact

DAYTONA BEACH -- Brad Carter can hardly remember the last time he got more than two hours of sleep at night. The homeless man doesn't feel safe dis...

How to Start a Non-Profit, Part Four

Steve Mariotti | Posted 08.24.2011 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

When I wanted to make money and solve a social problem at the same time, I found that my primary motivation was split. I ended up establishing a non-profit instead, so here's what you need to know if you find yourself in the same boat.

Biscuit Marketing: What Nonprofits Can Learn About Building Relationships From Popeyes

Dylan Kendall | Posted 08.23.2011 | Business
Dylan Kendall

Social media has changed the face of communications today. Gone is the power found in the faceless corporation that relies on putting walls between itself and customers to create a feeling of credibility and importance.

How to Start a Non-Profit, Part Three

Steve Mariotti | Posted 08.23.2011 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Here are key factors and issues to keep in mind as you are starting your non-profit. And of course, many of the same considerations should bear on for-profit decisions as well.

Lucas Kavner

After Losing His Son To Epilepsy, A Father Takes Action | Lucas Kavner | Posted 08.22.2011 | Impact

Danny Stanton was a healthy, happy kid. He and his three siblings -- younger brother Tommy, older brother Johnny, and older sister Mary Grace -- were ...

How to Start a Non-Profit, Part Two

Steve Mariotti | Posted 08.22.2011 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

In starting a nonprofit you should be able to explain your mission in a brief paragraph, or verbally in about thirty seconds. Then consider if the mission is important enough that you would be willing to spend the next ten or twenty years of your life to achieve it.

1 Million Volunteer Recruitment Effort Launched To Promote Childhood Literacy

The Huffington Post | Emmeline Zhao | Posted 08.21.2011 | Education

United Way Worldwide officially launched a three-year initiative to recruit 1 million volunteers to promote literacy among children on Tuesday, as par...

How to Start a Non-Profit

Steve Mariotti | Posted 08.21.2011 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Personal experience will provide the passion and insights needed to build a non-profit social venture. But remember, where money is the overriding motivation, an organization should be established on the for-profit model.

State of the Nonprofit Sector

Pablo Eisenberg | Posted 08.16.2011 | Business
Pablo Eisenberg

In politics, we prefer to undermine our economy by lowering taxes on the very wealthy, costing us hundreds of billions of dollars a year. We, moreover, may well be on the way to becoming a rigid class society. Our nonprofit community faces no less a crisis.

Jason Cherkis

Ex-Gingrich Aide Received Fishy Payments, Quit Campaign To Fix House | Jason Cherkis | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics

ABC News reported on Tuesday that Renewing American Leadership, a tax-exempt nonprofit founded by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, had funneled mor...

Check Out What Pepsi Refresh Project Winners Have Done To Promote Art & Music -- And Vote To Fund More! (PHOTOS)

Posted 08.09.2011 | Impact

Since 2010, Pepsi has been on a mission to dole out $20 million in grants through its Pepsi Refresh Project to non-profits, businesses, and individual...