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.

Four Reasons Why You Need an In-House Social Network

Four Reasons Why You Need an In-House Social Network

Frank Barry  |  September 15, 2010

In recent years, sites like Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter have shown all of us the power and potential of online communities. However, we shouldn't forget about "in-house social networks."

Does Your Donation Page Put Me to Sleep?

Does Your Donation Page Put Me to Sleep?

Derrick Feldmann  |  August 11, 2010

The CEO of consulting firm Achieve helps you understand how to focus on impact, not transactions, to keep online donors engaged....

Making Events More Successful With Social Media Tools

Making Events More Successful With Social Media Tools

Donna Wilkins and Mark Davis  |  April 1, 2010

Donna Wilkins, president of Charity Dynamics, and Mark Davis, director of technical solutions at Blackbaud, share insights from a study of nonprofits' use of social media to drive event participation....

Green in This Economy? Absolutely!

Green in This Economy? Absolutely!

Sarah S. Brophy  |  August 13, 2009

Sarah S. Brophy, a Maryland-based consultant specializing in grant writing for museums, describes why it's still important for nonprofits to pursue environmentally sustainable practices....

What to Do When Hiring a Consultant

What to Do When Hiring a Consultant

Derrick Feldmann and David Sternberg  |  July 31, 2009

The president and vice president of consulting firm Achieve help you understand the basic process of finding, engaging, and working with a consultant....

Development Director or Not: When Should We Hire a DoD?

Development Director or Not: When Should We Hire a DoD?

Derrick Feldmann and David Sternberg  |  January 29, 2009

The president and vice president of consulting firm Achieve help clarify whether hiring a development director is a wise investment for your organization's future or a misguided use of tight resources....

Spending Your Web Site Dollars Wisely

Spending Your Web Site Dollars Wisely

Karen Roberts  |  December 20, 2007

Media expert Karen Roberts makes the case for not skimping on your organization's Web site, and blocks out the Web development process in five simple steps....

Inclusiveness...It's Good for Business

Inclusiveness...It's Good for Business

Naomi Harris  |  September 27, 2007

Naomi Harris, a communications specialist with JVC Consulting, shares ideas on how your organization can create or enhance an existing inclusiveness policy to strengthen its impact in racially and ethnically diverse communities.....

Lessons Learned: Hiring Consultants

Lessons Learned: Hiring Consultants

Richard L. Moyers  |  June 20, 2007

Richard Moyers, director of the Nonprofit Sector Fund at the Meyer Foundation, shares lessons learned from the program's efforts to help nonprofits hire and work with consultants....

Board & Staff: Welcoming the Green Revolution in Your Museum

Board & Staff: Welcoming the Green Revolution in Your Museum

Sarah S. Brophy  |  April 25, 2007

In the third installment of a new series about museums and green design, Sarah S. Brophy, a Maryland-based consultant specializing in grant writing for museums, discusses how museum boards and staff can "become green" along with their operations....

Advancing Your Mission With a Green Message

Advancing Your Mission With a Green Message

Elizabeth Wylie  |  February 15, 2007

The second installment in our three-part series on sustainable museums covers how to model responsible environmental practices, and how going green can be helpful for collecting institutions....

The ABCs of Podcasting

The ABCs of Podcasting

Christine Sculati  |  October 24, 2006

Christine Sculati, a San Francisco-based consultant who works with social justice and environmental nonprofits, gives real-life examples of nonprofits using podcasting — at low cost — to reach their audiences....