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Drug lobby gave $9.4 million to nonprofits that spent big on 2010 election

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 04.28.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Michael Beckel, iWatch NewsThe drug lobby's trade association was a multimillion-dollar donor to nonprofit groups that were actively working to e...

SLIDESHOW: International Corporate Philanthropy Day Top Tweets

Posted 02.27.2012 | Impact

Corporations big and small are sharing ideas for giving back on International Corporate Philanthropy Day. CEOs, employees and nonprofits are tradin...

A Billion+Change: Supporting Nonprofits Through Skills-Based Pro Bono Service

Sen. Mark Warner | Posted 04.28.2012 | Impact
Sen. Mark Warner

In tough times, we need to find more creative ways to help. Many American businesses have agreed to partner with their employees to donate pro bono services, leveraging the extraordinary talents of their workforce to help support community needs.

The Power of Financial Planning

Michael Kaiser | Posted 04.28.2012 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Organizations that devote time and energy to developing strategic plans must have the courage to imagine truly different futures. And the financial forecasts that should end every plan should reveal one aspect of this new tomorrow.

The Promise Of Pro Bono

Evan Hochberg | Posted 04.27.2012 | Impact
Evan Hochberg

We often say that nonprofits are not in business to make a profit. But they are in business. And they have business objectives that require business know-how in order to be met.

7 Nonprofits To Watch On Pinterest

Posted 02.21.2012 | Impact

By now, most nonprofits have likely been bombarded with suggestions to hop on the Pinterest craze. So what's it all about, and which organizations can...

Paul Blumenthal

Leaked Documents Show Effort To Influence A Potential Walker Recall | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Recently leaked documents show that a Chicago-based conservative think tank plans to spend money on an issue-advocacy campaign timed to ...

Paul Blumenthal

Dems: Investigate Rove's Secret Money Group | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Seven Democratic senators sent a letter to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) calling for an investigation into social welfare nonprofit...

Organization Gets MacArthur Award For Lifting Neighborhoods Out Of Poverty

AP | JASON KEYSER | Posted 04.17.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The MacArthur Foundation on Thursday named 15 organizations in six countries as winners of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effect...

15 Creative Nonprofits Get Huge Grants From MacArthur Foundation

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 02.16.2012 | Impact

CHICAGO -- Fifteen organizations have been named recipients of the 2012 "Award for Creative and Effective Institutions" by the MacArthur Foundation an...

What Does the Future Hold for Benefit Corporations?

Brad Reid | Posted 04.16.2012 | Business
Brad Reid

The very recently developed "Benefit Corporation" combines the capital-raising potential of the for-profit corporation and an obligation to demonstrate social performance.

How Millennials Are Shaping The Future Of Social Entrepreneurship And Technology

Melissa Richer | Posted 09.12.2012 | Impact
Melissa Richer

Right now, social entrepreneurship is a hot trend and there are funders, conferences, university departments and newspaper sections devoted to it.

Nonprofits, 2012 Political Game Changers?

Robert Egger | Posted 04.07.2012 | DC
Robert Egger

There are a group of men traveling throughout our economically depressed country, touting visions and presenting plans, each with an atrocious and glaring gap. There's a word for them. That word is "candidate" for president.

Lesson #3 -- "I Need to Be Careful to Not Let the Nonprofit Get Too Dependent on My Contributions"

Paul Shoemaker | Posted 04.07.2012 | Impact
Paul Shoemaker

How does discontinuing funding to a non-profit make them more "independent" or "less dependent"?

Moving Forward After Closing Hull House

Sid Mohn | Posted 04.02.2012 | Chicago
Sid Mohn

Today is a new day in Chicago. This week is the first in more than 120 years that Chicago will be without Jane Addams Hull House -- one of the preeminent social service agencies in the nation. It's a sobering thought.

App Hosts Charity Auctions On Facebook

Posted 03.27.2012 | Impact

When it comes to bidding on charity auction items, Facebook users won't have to leave the comforts of their favorite social networking site to do so a...

Making A Difference: The World of Giving -- National Mentoring Month

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 03.26.2012 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

January is designated as National Mentoring Month. When I learned of this I began thinking about who the mentors were in my life.

New York City Opera: A Cautionary Tale

Vivien Hoexter | Posted 03.18.2012 | Arts
Vivien Hoexter

Certainly, some of the opera's woes were a result of the recession, but the majority of them were self-inflicted. Here are some of the managerial lessons I derived from this operatic saga.

2012: Nonprofits, Elections and an Economic Revolution

Robert Egger | Posted 03.13.2012 | DC
Robert Egger

The idea of government partnering with nonprofits to create new jobs and inspire innovation will generate investment, and most importantly, an air of excitement critical to attracting a new generation of employers.

Craigslist Foundation Winds Up Its Good Work... And Demonstrates the Meaning of Community

Robert J. Rosenthal | Posted 03.13.2012 | Impact
Robert J. Rosenthal

So yes, hats off to Craigslist Foundation for 10 great years of making a difference. But credit too, to the staff and board for recognizing the strengths of other organizations that were doing good work too.

No Non-Profit Should Be Left Behind

Marc Joseph | Posted 03.11.2012 | Impact
Marc Joseph

Why do our nonprofits continue to report having less money to provide the services our society has counted on them to deliver?

How Many Nonprofits Are On Facebook?

Posted 01.10.2012 | Impact

With all that there is to "like" on Facebook -- this might top the list. Nine out of 10, or 89 percent, of nonprofits have a Facebook presence, ac...

Imaginary Boards: The Secret to a Better World

Alice Korngold | Posted 03.06.2012 | Impact
Alice Korngold

Imagine the board also fulfilling a fourth duty: the duty of imagination -- envisioning the greater potential of the organization to advance the community it serves.

Share Your User Manual

Aaron Hurst | Posted 03.05.2012 | Business
Aaron Hurst

As we kick off the New Year, sharing your user manual is a great way to both self-reflect and create a valuable tool to help you and your team start out on the right foot.

Using Mobile Technology to Take Nonprofits on the Road

Dylan Kendall | Posted 03.04.2012 | Impact
Dylan Kendall

In 2012, I propose nonprofits look at the way they've traditionally approached fundraising and programming goals and turn them upside down.