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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.

What Does It Really Mean to Be an Engaged Donor?

What Does It Really Mean to Be an Engaged Donor?

Derrick Feldmann  |  May 5, 2015

Achieve president Derrick Feldmann explains why listening, really listening, to how your donors define "engagement" is key to building a long-lasting, high-quality relationship with them....

The Future of Fundraising Is Peer-to-Peer

The Future of Fundraising Is Peer-to-Peer

Derrick Feldmann  |  February 3, 2015

Achieve president Derrick Feldmann considers how social networking and P2P models will continue to shape the practice of fundraising....

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.

Interview With Roshni Nadar Malholtra

Interview With Roshni Nadar Malholtra

Caroline Hartnell  |  May 13, 2015

We share a discussion between Alliance magazine editor Caroline Hartnell and Malholtra, the millennial-generation daughter of Indian industrialist Shiv Nadar and one of the trustees of his eponymous foundation, about their family's approach to philanthropy….

An Act of Faith: Why Should Philanthropists Fund the Arts?

An Act of Faith: Why Should Philanthropists Fund the Arts?

Andrew Milner, Caroline Hartnell  |  April 15, 2015

In the latest installment of our Alliance@PND series, Caroline Hartnell and Andrew Milner ask funders who support the arts, leaders of arts organizations, and individual artists to answer this perennial question....

Foundations and the SDGs: The 'Conspicuous Absentees' Speak Out

Foundations and the SDGs: The 'Conspicuous Absentees' Speak Out

Andrew Milner, Caroline Hartnell  |  March 26, 2015

In the latest installment of our Alliance@PND series, Caroline Hartnell and Andrew Milner share the results of a mini-survey of foundation and NGO leaders' thoughts about the Sustainable Development Goals to be announced later this year….

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.

The New Entry-Level: Hiring from Leadership Development Programs

The New Entry-Level: Hiring from Leadership Development Programs

Commongood Careers  |  May 11, 2015

In the latest article in our MyCareer series, Commongood Careers explains why leadership development programs are increasingly popular in the social sector, identifies the best ones in operation today, and provides case studies and advice for anyone seeking to benefit from them....

An Insider’s Guide to Socially Entrepreneurial Organizations

An Insider’s Guide to Socially Entrepreneurial Organizations

Commongood Careers  |  March 10, 2015

In the latest article in our MyCareer series, Commongood Careers provides a handy definition of social entrepreneurship and some advice aimed at helping you figure out whether working at a social enterprise is a good fit for your talents and professional goals....

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.

Who’s Afraid of DAFs?

Who’s Afraid of DAFs?

Jack Shakely  |  May 21, 2015

California Community Foundation president emeritus Jack Shakely explains why people in the philanthropic community need to move beyond their fear of donor-advised funds….

Adventures in Adaptation

Adventures in Adaptation

Alison Powell, Anne B. Stanton  |  April 22, 2015

In the latest article in our SSIR@PND series, Anne B. Stanton and Alison Powell examine the James Irvine Foundation's Linked Learning initiative for insights into how adaptive philanthropy works in practice....

Disruption for Good

Disruption for Good

Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen  |  March 19, 2015

In the latest article in our SSIR series, Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen shares her framework for assessing how technology — plus a few tweaks in mindset — can help philanthropy become more accountable, collaborative, and effective....

TechSoup@PND

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

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....

How to Choose and Work With Technology Consultants

How to Choose and Work With Technology Consultants

Dan Rivas  |  April 2, 2015

In the latest article in our TechSoup@PND series, Dan Rivas helps nonprofits determine what kind of professional technology help they need, how much it will cost, and how to hire and work with a tech consultant....