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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.

Is the Art Show Becoming the Armory Show?

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 05.10.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The Armory Show is held at Piers 92 and 94 in New York City and is perhaps the best advertised and attended art show of the week.

Entrepreneur Seeks to Eliminate the Burden of Coming Out

Levi A. Miles | Posted 04.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Levi A. Miles

Brooks Gabel realized that people who were coming out needed someone to talk to -- and not only that, they needed someone to speak with who had gone through the process themselves. This realization set Gabel on a journey that leads to his website, justlikeyou.org, going live.

One Role of the Chair

Michael Kaiser | Posted 09.07.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

As the pressures facing arts organizations increase, it has become more important than ever that the selection of a Chair of the Board be made with care.

America and the War on Obesity

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 08.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Preetam Kaushik

There is another important war that Americans have been engaged in for some time now, at home, which is in need of some heroes. That's the war on obesity, especially in children.

5 Ways Non-Profits Can Get the Word Out Online

Drew Hendricks | Posted 07.06.2013 | Impact
Drew Hendricks

Prior to the internet era, organizations had to depend on word of mouth, expensive print campaigns and door to door tactics. Now that everything's online, it's nearly free to get exposure.

Lance Armstrong Has Done More Good Than Bad For Nonprofit Sector

Paul Clolery | Posted 03.24.2013 | Impact
Paul Clolery

Lance Armstrong admitted that he might have cheated to win a few bicycle races. Meanwhile, the LIVESTRONG brand he created is being tarnished, the nam...

Woman Charged For Fraudulent Firefighter Calendars

Posted 06.12.2012 | Denver

Kirsten Hamling, the woman who started "Fired Up For Kids," a Colorado charity organization that produced scantily-clad firefighter calendars to benef...

Elect Your Local Arts Manager!

Michael Kaiser | Posted 06.30.2012 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

It has struck me recently that people who ascend to high government positions -- as mayors, governors or even presidents -- could do worse than to learn from arts leaders and other not-for-profit executives about creating loyal families of supporters.

National Volunteer Month: Celebrating the "New" Volunteerism

Michael Haberman | Posted 06.10.2012 | Impact
Michael Haberman

Not many people know that April is National Volunteer Month. It is equally important that we honor the people who dedicate themselves to taking action and solving problems in our communities.

Firefighter Calendar Company In The Hot Seat

Posted 01.23.2014 | Denver

An organization that produced photos of shirtless Colorado firemen for a calendar meant to benefit child burn victims is now under investigation of th...

Whether Women are more Generous than Men, and Whether it Matters

Kelly Kleiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Kelly Kleiman

What makes this more than a parlor game demonstrating female superiority is the extent to which it reveals the role of empathy in giving.

Billions for Charity, But Not One Cent for Taxes!

Kelly Kleiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kelly Kleiman

Even the best-intentioned best-directed private donations are a way for moneyed people to work their will on the public, while the rest of us have nothing but the vote.

What's Wrong With Chase Community Giving?

Kelly Kleiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Kelly Kleiman

The problem with the Chase Community Giving program isn't that it lets "civilians" -- non-expert, non-critics -- decide which theater companies deserve a $20,000 one-time no-strings grant.

The Silence of the Shams

William Fisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Fisher

OK, can we please forget the unforgettable Sarah Palin for five minutes and focus on one of the dozens of issues that obviously look like third rails ...