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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....

Five Website Initiatives to Consider Post-Launch

Five Website Initiatives to Consider Post-Launch

Johanna Kinsley July 24, 2019

The launch of your new or redsigned website isn't the end of your work, writes Kinsley, it's the beginning. In the latest installment in our Cause-Driven Design® series, Kinsley looks at five things you can do to keep your new website  fresh, relevant, and true to the goals you established during the design/redesign process....

5 Tips for Giving Great Design Feedback

5 Tips for Giving Great Design Feedback

Lily Moaba June 14, 2019

Paying attention to the way in which design feedback is delivered can have a real impact on the success of a project, writes Moaba. By implementing these five tips, you'll be doing your part to make sure that the design process is collaborative and projects run a little more smoothly....

Why Branding & Design Agencies Should Ask Why

Why Branding & Design Agencies Should Ask Why

Lexie McGuire April 5, 2019

One of the most important roles a design firm play as a strategic partner to a client is to identify and politely probe at the client's assumptions. In her latest, Constructive's McGuire explains what that looks like....

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.

Learning as compromise: a hard look at evaluation in today’s nonprofit sector

Learning as compromise: a hard look at evaluation in today’s nonprofit sector

Leah Reisman, Maoz (Michael) Brown December 10, 2020

In the context of capacity and funding limitations, the authors argue, learning serves as a more flexible form of evaluation practice than traditional outcome evaluation, in that it addresses clients' needs and funders' expectations while remaining feasible within existing constraints....

The next crisis: nonprofit leadership exodus

The next crisis: nonprofit leadership exodus

Kris Putnam-Walkerly December 7, 2020

In addition to providing emergency funding, funders should be thinking about what they can do to support exhausted nonprofit leaders on the front lines of the pandemic response. In her latest, Putnam-Walkerly shares five things funders can do to disrupt the scarcity paradigm....

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.

Philanthropy’s role in rolling out UHC

Philanthropy’s role in rolling out UHC

Angela Nguku January 6, 2021

Philanthropy has an important rile to play in the implementation of Universal Health Coverage, writes Ngoku, but it needs to pay attention to some key issues....

Self-care and gender equity

Self-care and gender equity

Linda Weisert, Susanne Petroni December 9, 2020

Complementing healthcare systems with new self-care devices, drugs, and the use of digital health can help transform how individuals, especially women and girls, engage with health systems, write Weisert and Petroni, and are critical to pandemic response efforts....

Hitting the bull's-eye

Hitting the bull's-eye

Seb Elsworth November 9, 2020

Foundations' missions and investments may never be perfectly aligned, writes Elsworth, chief executive of UK-based Access — The Foundation for Social Investment, but the center of the target is always worth aiming for....

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.

Remote Onboarding: Set Up New Hires for Success

Remote Onboarding: Set Up New Hires for Success

Molly Brennan October 1, 2020

Brennan offers tips for remote onboarding that may be useful during these unusual — and unusually challenging — times, including beginning the onboarding process early and making sure that new hires are familiar with the platforms and software they'll be expected to use and that their home-office setups are integrated with then organization's systems....

Pay transparency: what it means for job seekers and employers

Pay transparency: what it means for job seekers and employers

Molly Brennan July 13, 2020

In this new era in which we find ourselves, corporate and nonprofit leaders are waking up to the realization that they can and must play a role in creating a more just and equitable society, writes Brennan. Creating transparency around pay is one way to do that....

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.

Inclusive Philanthropy

Inclusive Philanthropy

Faculty of the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy October 30, 2020

The most significant role philanthropy plays in democracy, argue members of the faculty of the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, is to ensure that a spirit of generosity both maintains the integrity of democratic procedures and expands the realm of civil society....

TechSoup@PND

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

Is it time to rethink your sponsorship strategy?

Is it time to rethink your sponsorship strategy?

Shannon Cherry December 24, 2020

If there's a silver lining to the dark cloud that was 2020, writes Cherry, it might be the incentive it gave development professionals to change the way they approach fundraising events and corporate sponsorships....

Nonprofit Fundraising in an Age of Uncertainty

Nonprofit Fundraising in an Age of Uncertainty

Michael Stein November 27, 2020

In these uncertain times, supporting a nonprofit can be a source of both inspiration and empowerment. But first, writes Stein, you have to find and persuade would-be donors that your nonprofit merits their support....

Can I Tweet That? Charities and Social Media in an Election Year

Can I Tweet That? Charities and Social Media in an Election Year

David A. Levitt October 26, 2020

Given the lack of guidance from the IRS addressing the use of social media by 501(c)(3) charities in the context of election-related activities, Levitt addresses considerations for its use by nonprofits looking to engage in these activities....