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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....

What Am I Buying? Understanding Website Technology & Costs

What Am I Buying? Understanding Website Technology & Costs

Ian Mariano  |  May 30, 2017

Your website is a critical part of how audiences experience your organization's brand, says Constructive's Ian Mariano, and the choices you make about website technology have a significant impact on how effective it will be in accomplishing your organizational goals....

Content Strategy and Copywriting for Social Impact

Content Strategy and Copywriting for Social Impact

Quinn MacRorie  |  March 22, 2017

There's lots of good (and not so good) writing on the Web, which is why it's important, writes Constructive's Quinn MacRorie, to structure and format your content so as to capture and keep your readers' attention....

Designing Brand Experiences for Social Impact

Designing Brand Experiences for Social Impact

Matt Schwartz  |  January 29, 2017

In his latest, Matt Schwartz argues that focus and clarity are critical if brands hope to stand out in our message-saturated world. And for social change organizations, the challenge is even greater....

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.

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.

From Diversity to Representation — A Road Map for Foundations

From Diversity to Representation — A Road Map for Foundations

Jenny Oppenheimer  |  September 6, 2017

As the space for progressive values continues to shrink, it is up to foundations to make sure their values are fully reflected in the composition of their senior management teams and boards, argues Ariadne's Jenny Oppenheimer...  

Philanthropic Solidarity: Now More Than Ever

Philanthropic Solidarity: Now More Than Ever

Jason Franklin  |  July 6, 2017

Solidaire's Jason Franklin argues that philanthropic solidarity demands that, beyond the dollars they give, funders must use their voices, networks, and access to support social justice movements....

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.

How to Jumpstart Your Nonprofit Career in 2017

How to Jumpstart Your Nonprofit Career in 2017

Kelly Behrend  |  February 16, 2017

Enact Impact's Kelly Behrend spoke with the experts and asked them a simple question: What is the one piece of advice you would give to a young person just starting out in his or her social change career?...

How to Attract and Retain Next-Gen Talent

How to Attract and Retain Next-Gen Talent

Natalie Hackbarth  |  January 20, 2017

Natalie Hackbarth, inbound marketing manager at Quantum Workplace, outlines three proven ways to attract and retain millennial and Gen Z employees....

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.

Marginalized Returns

Marginalized Returns

Chris West, Mara Bolis  |  August 28, 2017

Impact investing originally was created to improve the lives of others, but nowadays achieving predefined financial returns has become the primary goal; that needs to change, write Mara Bolis and Chris West.... 

Caught in a Fake Debate

Caught in a Fake Debate

Annie Duflo, Heidi McAnnally-Linz  |  July 25, 2017

Innovations for Poverty Action's Duflo and McAnnally-Linz argue that impact evaluations should always help decision making, whether immediately or in the longer term, and should also add to an existing body of evidence....

Dance Revolution

Dance Revolution

Kathy O. Brozek  |  June 26, 2017

In the latest installment of our SSIR@PND series, management consultant Kathy O. Brozek explains how The Wooden Floor is licensing its successful arts education model to break the cycle of poverty....

TechSoup@PND

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

What Is TechSoup? Stick to Our Knitting?

What Is TechSoup? Stick to Our Knitting?

Daniel Ben-Horin  |  August 14, 2017

Daniel Ben-Horin shares a few thoughts about the mission of Compumentor/TechSoup, the tech-focused vehicle for social change he founded back in 1987....

What You Need to Know About Microsoft Office 365 Nonprofit

What You Need to Know About Microsoft Office 365 Nonprofit

Ginny Mies  |  June 22, 2017

Is your staff spread across several locations? Do they want to do their work on personal devices like smartphones or tablets? Do you have a limited IT budget? Ginny Mies explains why Microsoft Office 365 Nonprofit may be the answer....