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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 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.

Ways to 'Own' a Movement

Ways to 'Own' a Movement

Derrick Feldmann  |  January 25, 2016

In his latest article for The Sustainable Nonprofit, regular contributor Derrick Feldmann outlines five ways that social movement builders and leaders can transform their cause from an idea into something with universal appeal....

This Giving Season, Make Sure You Stand Out

This Giving Season, Make Sure You Stand Out

Derrick Feldmann  |  December 14, 2015

Tired of advice that isn't relevant to your fundraising strategy — and might actually be killing your results? Here are five things that will help your nonprofit's brand resonate with donors....

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.

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....

Foundations Keen to Collaborate on SDGs

Foundations Keen to Collaborate on SDGs

Barry Knight  |  January 5, 2016

In the latest installment in our Alliance@PND series, Barry Knight, director of the Webb Memorial Trust, shares results from a survey of foundations in twenty-four countries aimed at gauging grantmaker interest in the Sustainable Development Goals....

Foundations and the SDGs: Poised to Make a Difference?

Foundations and the SDGs: Poised to Make a Difference?

Larry McGill  |  December 7, 2015

Robust data systems will be fundamental to ensuring global adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals, and philanthropy can help jump-start that process, says Foundation Center vice president for research Larry McGill....

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 Working With a Recruiter

Tips for Working With a Recruiter

Molly Brennan  |  January 11, 2016

Veteran nonprofit sector recruiter Molly Brennan describes how to leverage the job recruiter-seeker relationship to land your next job....

Why a Job Candidate's Values Matter

Why a Job Candidate's Values Matter

Brain Mohr  |  November 23, 2015

When it comes to interviewing job candidates for a leadership position, the stakes couldn't be higher, says talent strategist Brian Mohr....

Interview Strategies for Hiring Managers

Interview Strategies for Hiring Managers

Molly Brennan  |  October 22, 2015

The latest article in our MyCareer series features five tips for hiring managers from Koya Leadership Partners' Molly Brennan....

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.

Making Big Bets for Social Change

Making Big Bets for Social Change

Alison Powell, Chris Addy, Don Fisher, Gail Perrault, William Foster  |  January 28, 2016

The Bridgespan Group's William Foster, Gail Perrault, Alison Powell, and Chris Addy explore why so many individual high-net-worth donors are unwilling to make "big bets" on social-change organizations and initiatives....

Tech and Innovation to Re-Engage Civic Life

Tech and Innovation to Re-Engage Civic Life

Hollie Russon Gilman  |  December 30, 2015

Open government expert Hollie Russon Gilman argues that inclusive governance will require civil society, government, and industry to work together to empower citizens....

The Power of Lean Data

The Power of Lean Data

Alnoor Ebrahim, Sasha Dichter, Tom Adams  |  November 30, 2015

In the latest article in our SSIR@PND series, Sasha Dichter, Tom Adams, and Alnoor Ebrahim describe international projects that demonstrate how the social sector can gather high-quality impact data quickly and inexpensively….

TechSoup@PND

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

Twitter's Most Useful New Features for Nonprofits

Twitter's Most Useful New Features for Nonprofits

Ginny Mies  |  January 20, 2016

The social media platform's increasingly visual enhancements are especially useful for nonprofits and you should expect to see more of the same in the future, says TechSoup's Ginny Mies....

A Few Good Tools for Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

A Few Good Tools for Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

Kyle Smith  |  November 17, 2015

No matter where your organization stands with respect to P2P fundraising, Idealware's Kyle Smith will help you determine which tools can help you achieve your goals....