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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....

Deepening Audience Engagement With Long-Form Content

Deepening Audience Engagement With Long-Form Content

Matt Schwartz  |  October 23, 2017

Communicating complicated ideas can be a significant challenge for social change organizations trying to reach diverse audiences in a short-attention-span world. But it's something long-form content is particularly well suited for. Constructive's Matt Schwartz explains....

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 You Need to Build Your Nonprofit's Employment Brand and How to Do It

Why You Need to Build Your Nonprofit's Employment Brand and How to Do It

Jeff Ballow  |  June 15, 2018

Jeff Ballow, a director of consulting at Community Resource Exchange, explains the growing importance of knowing — and being able to communicate — your organization's "employment brand" to differentiate your nonprofit from other groups and attract the best talent.... 

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.

Tackling the Information Gap

Tackling the Information Gap

David Bonbright  |  July 3, 2018

The global philanthropy sector's information infrastructure is wholly inadequate, argues Keystone Accountability's Bonbright. But it doesn't have to be that way....

Riding the Tiger of Technological Change

Riding the Tiger of Technological Change

Rhodri Davies  |  June 4, 2018

Philanthropy support organizations have a vital role in ensuring that disruptive technology leads to change for the better, argues Rhodri Davies, head of policy at the UK-based Charities Aid Foundation....

Foundations at Scale

Foundations at Scale

Andrew Milner  |  May 3, 2018

What do foundations and donors mean when they talk about "scaling up" interventions? In the latest installment of our series, Alliance's Andrew Milner explains and shares some examples....

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.

What’s in a Job Description?

What’s in a Job Description?

Allison Fuller  |  February 2, 2018

What's in a job description? More than you might think. Envision Consulting's Tiffany Garcia looks at six common mistakes managers make when crafting their job descriptions....

5 Interview No-Nos

5 Interview No-Nos

Allison Fuller  |  November 28, 2017

You've landed that all-important third interview, and it's with a real person; to give yourself a fighting chance of landing the job, writes Envision Consulting's Allison Fuller, be sure to avoid these five interview "sins"....

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.

Is the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative the Future of Philanthropy?

Is the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative the Future of Philanthropy?

Dana Brakman Reiser  |  June 25, 2018

Although they didn't originate the concept, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, gave the philanthropy LLC its "big reveal" when they launched the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative in December 2015. Brakman Reiser, a professor of law at Brooklyn Law School, explains why the vehicle is attractive to high-net-worth donors and, barring another round of tax reform, why it's here to stay....

When Philanthropy Meets Advocacy

When Philanthropy Meets Advocacy

Patrick Guerriero, Susan Wolf Ditkoff  |  May 29, 2018

Increasing numbers of Americans want charitable organizations to step into the policy arena and lead the causes they care about. But if philanthropists are going to help make that happen, argue Patrick Guerriero and Susan Wolf Ditkoff, they will need to work through five fundamental questions....

Taps and Toilets for All

Taps and Toilets for All

Gary White, Matt Damon  |  April 24, 2018

For tens of millions of people, getting fresh water is a daily struggle that dominates their lives. But according to Water.org co-founders Gary White and Matt Damon, we have the tools to bring the water and sanitation crisis to an end....

TechSoup@PND

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

4 Things Your Nonprofit Actually Needs to Do Before 2019

4 Things Your Nonprofit Actually Needs to Do Before 2019

Stephen Jackson  |  July 16, 2018

As the pace of technology continues to accelerate, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed, writes TechSoup's Stephen Jackson. But doing these four things now will help keep your organization ahead of the curve....

8 Digital Fundraising Tips for 2018

8 Digital Fundraising Tips for 2018

Michael Stein  |  June 14, 2018

Ready to supercharge your fundraising results? These tips from digital strategist Michael Stein are sure to help....

What Type of Data Should My Nonprofit or Foundation Collect?

What Type of Data Should My Nonprofit or Foundation Collect?

Alexandra Pittman  |  May 21, 2018

What type of data should your social impact organization be collecting? Alexandra Pittman, founder and CEO of ImpactMatter, a platform designed to make it easy for organizations to track trends hiding in their data, shares some advice....