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Cause-driven design

In Cause-Driven Design®, Matt Schwartz, founder and director of strategy at Constructive, a New York City-based design and brand strategy firm specializing in nonprofits and education, explores the nexus between design and mission-driven work and explains how nonprofits can use design to engage and speak more meaningfully to the needs, goals, and motivations of their principal audiences....

Five Website Initiatives to Consider Post-Launch

Five Website Initiatives to Consider Post-Launch

Johanna Kinsley July 24, 2019

The launch of your new or redsigned website isn't the end of your work, writes Kinsley, it's the beginning. In the latest installment in our Cause-Driven Design® series, Kinsley looks at five things you can do to keep your new website  fresh, relevant, and true to the goals you established during the design/redesign process....

5 Tips for Giving Great Design Feedback

5 Tips for Giving Great Design Feedback

Lily Moaba June 14, 2019

Paying attention to the way in which design feedback is delivered can have a real impact on the success of a project, writes Moaba. By implementing these five tips, you'll be doing your part to make sure that the design process is collaborative and projects run a little more smoothly....

Why Branding & Design Agencies Should Ask Why

Why Branding & Design Agencies Should Ask Why

Lexie McGuire April 5, 2019

One of the most important roles a design firm play as a strategic partner to a client is to identify and politely probe at the client's assumptions. In her latest, Constructive's McGuire explains what that looks like....

The sustainable nonprofit

The Sustainable Nonprofit (TSN) examines critical issues related to nonprofit sustainability through the eyes of nonprofit leaders, practitioners, and consultants. For more information, contact Mitch Nauffts, PND's publisher and editorial director, at mfn@foundationcenter.org.

Thinking twice before hosting a virtual fundraiser

Thinking twice before hosting a virtual fundraiser

Evan Wildstein August 3, 2020

Wildstein, a fundraiser for the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University, outlines important questions and considerations nonprofits should examine before deciding to host a virtual fundraising event....

Young Americans, racial equity, and the pandemic

Young Americans, racial equity, and the pandemic

Derrick Feldmann July 23, 2020

In his latest, Feldmann shares five key takeaways from a series of survey questions posed to young Americans (ages 18-30) conducted immediately after the killing of George Floyd....

Alliance@PND

Through an agreement with UK-based Alliance magazine, PND is pleased to be able to offer a series of articles about global philanthropy.

Working together to make the difference

Working together to make the difference

Ghislain Muhiwa August 10, 2020

If foundations are to help bring about the changes that people in Africa want, Muhiwa writes, they need to support social movements....

Learning from the past to create the present

Learning from the past to create the present

Rachel Wimpee July 8, 2020

Two stories from philanthropy's past, writes the Rockefeller Archive Center's Wimpee, illustrate the deliberate and often unexpected ways in which philanthropically funded work has proved to be impactful....

On climate justice, funders could do better

On climate justice, funders could do better

Andrew Milner June 12, 2020

Philanthropy is falling short, writes Milner, when it comes to supporting a grassroots climate justice movement that is spreading rapidly around the globe....

MyCareer@PND

PND is pleased to offer articles of interest to jobseekers and prospective employers. To submit an article for consideration, e-mail Mitch Nauffts at mfn@foundationcenter.org.

Pay transparency: what it means for job seekers and employers

Pay transparency: what it means for job seekers and employers

Molly Brennan July 13, 2020

In this new era in which we find ourselves, corporate and nonprofit leaders are waking up to the realization that they can and must play a role in creating a more just and equitable society, writes Brennan. Creating transparency around pay is one way to do that....

Overcoming Founder’s Syndrome on the Road to Success

Overcoming Founder’s Syndrome on the Road to Success

Naree W.S. Viner May 27, 2020

Replacing a founder executive director or long-time leader can seem like a hopeless task, writes Viner. But by using commonsense and following these simple steps, you can greatly improve your chances of success.... 

Tips to Help Make Your Organization More Inclusive

Tips to Help Make Your Organization More Inclusive

Molly Brennan March 9, 2020

Recruiting and retaining employees is a top priority and challenge for most organizations, writes Brennan, but many fail to take even the basic steps needed to attract and retain candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences....

SSIR@PND

Through an agreement with the Stanford Social Innovation Review, PND is pleased to be able to offer a series of articles and profiles related to the "business" of improving society.

The People’s Platform

The People’s Platform

Trish Bendix July 28, 2020

WT.Social, a news-focused social network launched by Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, aims to solve America's fake news problem....

The United States Needs Its Own WASH Sector

The United States Needs Its Own WASH Sector

George McGraw June 29, 2020

Water, sanitation, and hygiene projects are not just for low-income countries overseas, writes DigDeep founder McGraw; they are also desperately needed at home....

Nonprofit Advocacy and Democracy

Nonprofit Advocacy and Democracy

Daniela Blei May 31, 2020

Scholars of social movements have long documented the ways in which nonprofit advocacy strengthens civic engagement, creates political cohesion, and focuses attention on underrepresented communities. But what if their working assumptions are no longer valid? asks Biel....

TechSoup@PND

Through an arrangement with TechSoup, PND is pleased to offer a series of articles about the effective use of technology by nonprofits.

Nonprofit Fundraising in the Age of Uncertainty

Nonprofit Fundraising in the Age of Uncertainty

Michael Stein July 21, 2020

The situation for most nonprofits in 2020 feels similar to and yet more complex than the Great Recession, writes Stein, but there are things that nonprofit fundraisers can do to survive these tough times and emerge on the other end of it with a more positive approach to donor engagement and fundraising.... 

Getting Started With Slack

Getting Started With Slack

Amy Hooper May 25, 2020

In our new COVID work-at-home world, business collaboration tool Slack is making it easier for remote teams to work productively. TechSoup's Hooper provides some tips to help your teams get the most out of it....