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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.

The Fiduciary Responsibility and Nonprofit Boards

The Fiduciary Responsibility and Nonprofit Boards

Nikki Newton  |  November 15, 2019

The president of private wealth management at UMB Bank discusses the need for board directors to have a solid grasp of their primary fiduciary responsibilities....

What Influences Young Americans to Support Social Causes

What Influences Young Americans to Support Social Causes

Derrick Feldmann  |  November 6, 2019

Successful awareness-to-action journeys typically involve an issue that strike a personal chord with individuals, writes Feldmann. And once young Americans learn more about an issue, most will act....

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.

Europe Has an Opinion on Philanthropy

Europe Has an Opinion on Philanthropy

Ludwig Forrest  |  November 5, 2019

The first European Economic and Social Committee "opinion" entirely dedicated to philanthropy comes at a crucial time, writes Forrest, and is likely to set the tone for philanthropy-related debates under the new mandate of the European Parliament and Commission....

LGBTI Human Rights: Pushing Back Against the Push-Back

LGBTI Human Rights: Pushing Back Against the Push-Back

Matthew Hart  |  October 7, 2019

Hart, director of the Global Philanthropy Project, shares details of a funders' collaborative that is mobilizing grantmaker support for LGBTI rights advocates and communities facing hostility....

Human Rights: A Bread and Butter Issue?

Human Rights: A Bread and Butter Issue?

Victoria Ibezim-Ohaeri  |  September 6, 2019

Economic rights need to take center stage, writes Ibezim-Ohaeri, before civil and political rights actually mean something for the millions of people globally living in deep poverty....

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.

To Build More Diverse Teams, Avoid Unconscious Bias When Recruiting and Hiring

To Build More Diverse Teams, Avoid Unconscious Bias When Recruiting and Hiring

Molly Brennan  |  October 29, 2019

Unconscious bias often gets in the way of our conscious desire to make purely competency-based hiring decisions, writes Brennan. The best way to combat this tendency is to recognize it and put in place practices designed to promote equity, consistency, and fairness at every step of the hiring process....

After the Hire, Then What?

After the Hire, Then What?

Ashley Waterson  |  October 17, 2019

More than half of all U.S. employees leave their job in the first year, citing internal factors like lack of training or mentoring as their reason for bailing. So what does "a great onboarding experience" look like?... 

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.

Renewing Philanthropy’s Commitment to Local Journalism

Renewing Philanthropy’s Commitment to Local Journalism

Julie Sandorf  |  November 26, 2019

The decline in local journalism is undermining our contributes and contributing to a national civic crisis, writes Sandorf, but philanthropy, in partnership with others, is taking steps to stem the tide....

Participant Media Creates Entertainment for Social Change

Participant Media Creates Entertainment for Social Change

Tracy E. Gilchrist  |  October 28, 2019

The media landscape has changed dramatically in the years since Jeff Skoll founded Participant Media, writes Gilchrist, but like other Silicon Valley success stories, the company has demonstrated a consistent ability to adapt.... 

Eight Myths of U.S. Philanthropy

Eight Myths of U.S. Philanthropy

Lilly Family School of Philanthropy  |  September 30, 2019

By examining the eight common myths of philanthropy — including who gives, how they give, and to what end — we can better comprehend the breadth and diversity of giving....

TechSoup@PND

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

5 Steps to Address Your Nonprofit's Social Media Concerns

5 Steps to Address Your Nonprofit's Social Media Concerns

Julia Campbell  |  September 23, 2019

Do the words "social media" cause executives at your nonprofit to break out in hives? Here are five simple things your organization can do to avoid the worst-case scenario and get the most out of these powerful and increasingly popular tools....