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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....

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.

Five Ways to Improve Your Digital Strategy for Older Donors

Five Ways to Improve Your Digital Strategy for Older Donors

Himanshu Sareen  |  February 23, 2015

In the latest article in our Sustainable Nonprofit series, Himanshu Sareen, founder and CEO of IT consultancy and software solutions firm Icreon offers tips for engaging older donors more successfully online....

The Future of Fundraising Is Peer-to-Peer

The Future of Fundraising Is Peer-to-Peer

Derrick Feldmann  |  February 3, 2015

In the latest article in our Sustainable Nonprofit series, 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.

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….

Interview With Ridgway White

Interview With Ridgway White

Caroline Hartnell, Ridgway H. White  |  February 19, 2015

In the latest installment of our Alliance@PND series, Caroline Hartnell chats with Ridgway White, who became the fourth president of the Mott Foundation early this year, about what lies ahead for the organization his father has headed for almost forty years….

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.

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....

Life After Fellowship: Three Career Success Stories

Life After Fellowship: Three Career Success Stories

Commongood Careers  |  February 5, 2015

In the latest article in our MyCareer series, the folks at Commongood Careers describe how three recent college grads used short-term fellowships to launch their careers....

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.

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....

Known Quantity

Known Quantity

Achilles Kallergis, Alexandre Lambelet  |  February 12, 2015

In the latest article in our SSIR series, Achilles Kallergis and Alexandre Lambelet argue for a more scientific, cumulative approach to philanthropy....

The Dawn of System Leadership

The Dawn of System Leadership

Hal Hamilton, John Kania, Peter Senge  |  December 29, 2014

In the latest article in our SSIR series, Peter Senge, Hal Hamilton, and John Kania claim that the deep changes necessary to accelerate progress on society's most intractable problems require a unique type of leader — one who catalyzes collective leadership.…

TechSoup@PND

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

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....

Everything You Need to Know About VPNs

Everything You Need to Know About VPNs

Nick Mediati  |  January 29, 2015

In the latest article in our TechSoup series, Nick Mediati explains what a virtual private network is, why your organization probably needs one, and the options for establishing and maintaining this type of secure connection to your servers....