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Cause-Driven Design

In Cause-Driven Design®, Matt Schwartz, founder and director of strategy at MSDS, 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....

How Nonprofit Branding Strengthens Impact: Part 1

How Nonprofit Branding Strengthens Impact: Part 1

Matt Schwartz  |  April 30, 2015

In the third installment in his series, Matt Schwartz provides some context for determining what a brand is and how it is experienced, then offers insights into how to think more strategically about the brand experiences your organization creates....

8 Keys to a Successful Client/Design Firm Relationship

8 Keys to a Successful Client/Design Firm Relationship

Matt Schwartz  |  March 5, 2015

In the second article in our new series, Matt Schwartz shares the "rules of engagement" his design firm developed to work with nonprofit clients in an open, collaborative, and even fun dynamic....

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.

Tell People What You Believe In

Tell People What You Believe In

Derrick Feldmann  |  July 23, 2015

In the latest article in our Sustainable Nonprofit series, Derrick Feldmann explains why your nonprofit's "elevator pitch" should be replaced with something more meaningful....

How GlobalMedic Uses Dropbox to Maximize Funding Impact

How GlobalMedic Uses Dropbox to Maximize Funding Impact

Rahul Singh  |  June 11, 2015

We often hear that technologies such as drones, robots, and 3-D printers will revolutionize international relief efforts. But for most nonprofit organizations, simple tools like Dropbox can transform some of their least productive practices....

Becoming a Profitable Nonprofit While Staying Mission-Focused

Becoming a Profitable Nonprofit While Staying Mission-Focused

Bethany Lampland  |  June 3, 2015

Is your nonprofit looking to build new revenue streams without compromising its charitable status and mission? New York Foundling COO Bethany Lampland shares some advice designed to help you navigate that balancing act....

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.

Civic Solutions: A New Era for Citizen Feedback

Civic Solutions: A New Era for Citizen Feedback

Elizabeth Christopherson  |  August 20, 2015

Rita Allen Foundation president Elizabeth Christopherson writes in our latest installment of Alliance@PND about the potential of digitally-linked communities to participate creatively and effectively in civic change....

Interview With Sergio Urbani

Interview With Sergio Urbani

Caroline Hartnell  |  July 25, 2015

Before he took the helm of Italy's Cariplo Foundation, Urbani headed one of its grantee organizations. In an interview with Alliance magazine editor Caroline Hartnell, Urbani describes his vision for how the foundation's work and image should be developed....

MyCareer@PND

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

Tips for Surviving a Group Interview

Tips for Surviving a Group Interview

Molly Brennan  |  August 14, 2015

The group interview doesn't have to be the stuff of nightmares. Molly Brennan shares some tips designed to help you turn a potentially stressful situation into a great opportunity to impress a lot of people with a say in whether you get the job or not....

Five Tips for Starting a New Job on the Right Foot

Five Tips for Starting a New Job on the Right Foot

Molly Brennan  |  June 24, 2015

Congratulations on landing the job! Now it's time to transition into your new role. Molly Brennan, managing partner at Koya Leadership Partners, describes how to make the process productive, seamless, and enjoyable....

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.

Architecting for Data

Architecting for Data

Rahul Bhargava  |  August 24, 2015

In our latest SSIR@PND article, Rahul Bhargava, research scientist at the MIT Center for Civic Media, shares four strategies that nonprofits can use to support the effective, secure, and intentional use of data….

Zone of Impact

Zone of Impact

Sacha Litman  |  July 30, 2015

Sacha Litman, founder and managing director of Measuring Success, explores how nonprofits can incorporate big data into their collective impact initiatives....

The Promise of Lean Experimentation

The Promise of Lean Experimentation

Peter Murray, Steve Ma  |  June 25, 2015

Peter Murray and Steve Ma of Accelerate Change, a nonprofit incubator that uses lean experimentation, examine the potential of the popular management model to launch, test, and implement new programs and services more efficiently and effectively....

TechSoup@PND

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

From Like to Love: Developing an Online Engagement Strategy

From Like to Love: Developing an Online Engagement Strategy

Dan Rivas  |  August 3, 2015

How do you develop relationships online that your viewers just can't quit? These two case studies look at small organizations that have developed engagement strategies that go way beyond the usual Facebook post or email blast....

Easy Ways for Your Organization to Go Green (Part 1)

Easy Ways for Your Organization to Go Green (Part 1)

Anna Jaeger, Jim Lynch, Sarah Washburn  |  June 30, 2015

Given their limited resources, how can nonprofits implement greener practices? TechSoup's Jim Lynch and Caravan Studios' Sarah Washburn and Anna Jaeger share five easy things you can do right now to make a big impact on your organization's environmental footprint....

Funding Technology Projects

Funding Technology Projects

Kyle Henri Andrei  |  May 27, 2015

Can you reduce your organization's technology expenses and raise funds for new tech at the same time? TechSoup's Kyle Henri Andrei says yes....