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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 One Strategy You Need to Design an Effective Website

The One Strategy You Need to Design an Effective Website

Matt Schwartz  |  February 29, 2016

Constructive's Matt Schwartz suggests that when we design a website on a foundation of brand strategy, we are able to move beyond the limiting paradigm of UX to create an experience that connects us to something bigger than the real estate on our screens....

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.

Why and How Do Nonprofits Work Together?

Why and How Do Nonprofits Work Together?

Bernard Simonin, May Samali, Nada Zohdy, Nathalie Laidler-Kylander  |  May 19, 2016

While the need for nonprofit collaboration is clear, what seems to be missing from the discussion, researchers May Samali, Nathalie Laidler-Kylander, Bernard Simonin, and Nada Zohdy argue, is a fundamental understanding of why and how nonprofits collaborate....

5 Steps to Help Turn Interest Into Action

5 Steps to Help Turn Interest Into Action

Derrick Feldmann  |  May 3, 2016

How can you turn people with a general interest in doing good into enthusiastic supporters of your cause? Achieve's Derrick Feldmann shares his thoughts.... 

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.

What Role for Philanthropy in Opening Up Migration?

What Role for Philanthropy in Opening Up Migration?

Alexander Berger  |  May 9, 2016

Allowing more migration to wealthy countries is one of the most powerful strategies for reducing global poverty. The Open Philanthropy Project's Alexander Berger shares some ideas about how foundations can help....

The Refugee Crisis in Europe: A Role for Philanthropy?

The Refugee Crisis in Europe: A Role for Philanthropy?

Ayesha Saran  |  April 11, 2016

The Barrow Cadbury Trust's Ayesha Saran suggests that philanthropy's greatest opportunity in responding to the refugee crisis in Europe may be in treating the crisis not as a discrete event but as part of a wider effort to create more just and equal societies....

New Mindsets and Practices Are Needed to Fund the SDGs

New Mindsets and Practices Are Needed to Fund the SDGs

Heather Grady  |  March 7, 2016

The Sustainable Development Goals will require governments to rethink how they collect and allocate funds, and how private investors and businesses must reorient their practices toward positive social and environmental impacts....

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.

The Value of a Consensus-Based Search Process

The Value of a Consensus-Based Search Process

Dale Winston  |  March 10, 2016

If the leadership of a nonprofit or association is not on the same page prior to launching a search for a new team member, there's a high probability the search will go awry....

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.

Using Data for Action and for Impact

Using Data for Action and for Impact

Jim Fruchterman  |  May 24, 2016

Despite the many challenges associated with it, the data imperative is here to stay and will make the work of social change organizations and agents more effective over time, writes Benetech's Jim Fruchterman....

New Approaches to Ed-Tech Funding

New Approaches to Ed-Tech Funding

Julie Petersen, Shauntel Poulson  |  April 27, 2016

In the latest installment of our SSIR@PND series, Julie Petersen and Shauntel Poulson look at how "blended capital" is helping to grow the ed-tech field....

Who Will Pay for Data?

Who Will Pay for Data?

Rick Jacobus  |  March 21, 2016

The measurement of social impact has become a widely shared objective, writes Rick Jacobus, yet among nonprofit groups, social enterprises, and other social-purpose organizations, the use of impact data remains surprisingly limited....

TechSoup@PND

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

Finding and Using Images for Your Nonprofit

Finding and Using Images for Your Nonprofit

Laura Kindsvater, Robin Good  |  May 16, 2016

There are loads of images available online for your organization or charity to use, but how do you know if you need permission? Laura Kindsvater and Robin Good break it down for you....

A Nonprofit's Introduction to FileMaker

A Nonprofit's Introduction to FileMaker

Bob Nowacki  |  April 15, 2016

In the latest installment in our PND@TechSoup series, Bob Nowacki explains what FileMaker is, does, and how your organization can get it....