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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....

The One Strategy You Need to Design an Effective Website

The One Strategy You Need to Design an Effective Website

Matt Schwartz  |  February 29, 2016

Constructive's Matt Schwartz suggests that when we design a website on a foundation of brand strategy, we are able to move beyond the limiting paradigm of UX to create an experience that connects us to something bigger than the real estate on our screens....

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.

5 Steps to Help Turn Interest Into Action

5 Steps to Help Turn Interest Into Action

Derrick Feldmann  |  May 3, 2016

How can you turn people with a general interest in doing good into enthusiastic supporters of your cause? Achieve's Derrick Feldmann shares his thoughts.... 

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.

The Refugee Crisis in Europe: A Role for Philanthropy?

The Refugee Crisis in Europe: A Role for Philanthropy?

Ayesha Saran  |  April 11, 2016

The Barrow Cadbury Trust's Ayesha Saran suggests that philanthropy's greatest opportunity in responding to the refugee crisis in Europe may be in treating the crisis not as a discrete event but as part of a wider effort to create more just and equal societies....

New Mindsets and Practices Are Needed to Fund the SDGs

New Mindsets and Practices Are Needed to Fund the SDGs

Heather Grady  |  March 7, 2016

The Sustainable Development Goals will require governments to rethink how they collect and allocate funds, and how private investors and businesses must reorient their practices toward positive social and environmental impacts....

Audacity, Adaptability Key to SDG Partnerships

Audacity, Adaptability Key to SDG Partnerships

Rachita Vora  |  February 5, 2016

Because the Sustainable Development Goals focus as much on what we must achieve as on how we go about it, the development agenda enables new possibilities for collaboration across sectors and borders, writes the Dasra Girl Alliance's Rachita Vora....

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.

The Value of a Consensus-Based Search Process

The Value of a Consensus-Based Search Process

Dale Winston  |  March 10, 2016

If the leadership of a nonprofit or association is not on the same page prior to launching a search for a new team member, there's a high probability the search will go awry....

Are You a Digitally Savvy Fundraiser?

Are You a Digitally Savvy Fundraiser?

Carmel Napolitano  |  February 25, 2016

Technology is transforming how development professionals engage with donors across mobile and online platforms. Consultant Carmel Napolitano tells you what you need to know to position yourself for success in the twenty-first century....

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.

New Approaches to Ed-Tech Funding

New Approaches to Ed-Tech Funding

Julie Petersen, Shauntel Poulson  |  April 27, 2016

In the latest installment of our SSIR@PND series, Julie Petersen and Shauntel Poulson look at how "blended capital" is helping to grow the ed-tech field....

Who Will Pay for Data?

Who Will Pay for Data?

Rick Jacobus  |  March 21, 2016

The measurement of social impact has become a widely shared objective, writes Rick Jacobus, yet among nonprofit groups, social enterprises, and other social-purpose organizations, the use of impact data remains surprisingly limited....

A Checkup on PRIs

A Checkup on PRIs

Margaret Laws  |  February 22, 2016

Margaret Laws, director of the Health Innovation Fund at the California HealthCare Foundation from 2010 to 2015, looks at how program-related investments are being used to fund "disruptive innovation" in healthcare delivery....

TechSoup@PND

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

A Nonprofit's Introduction to FileMaker

A Nonprofit's Introduction to FileMaker

Bob Nowacki  |  April 15, 2016

In the latest installment in our PND@TechSoup series, Bob Nowacki explains what FileMaker is, does, and how your organization can get it....

Seize the Opportunity for Mobile Engagement in 2016

Seize the Opportunity for Mobile Engagement in 2016

Michael Stein  |  February 17, 2016

Mobile use is at an all-time high, writes digital strategist Michael Stein, and nonprofits of all sizes must consider the opportunities it presents to better engage with their supporters, donors, and fans....