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.

Authenticity and the Sustainable Nonprofit

Authenticity and the Sustainable Nonprofit

Richard C. Harwood  |  April 19, 2005

In his final article in a three-part series on the 3 A's of Public Life, Richard Harwood, founder and president of the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, argues that, without a restored sense of authenticity, the efforts of America's public- and pri

Are You an Effective Competitor?

Are You an Effective Competitor?

David La Piana and Michaela Hayes  |  March 30, 2005

In the first article of a three-part series, David La Piana and Michaela Hayes, authors of Play to Win: The Nonprofit Guide to Competitive Strategy, show how competitiveness works as a positive strategy in a sector where collaboration is usually

Evaluating for Sustainability: Eight Steps to Success

Evaluating for Sustainability: Eight Steps to Success

Lee Mizell  |  January 31, 2005

Dr. Lee Mizell, founder and principal of Lee Mizell Consulting and a former chairperson of the City of Santa Monica's Social Services Commission, discusses how evaluation relates to sustainability and outlines eight important steps for nonprofits ready to

Authority and the Sustainable Nonprofit

Authority and the Sustainable Nonprofit

Richard C. Harwood  |  December 21, 2004

In the second in a series of three articles, Richard C. Harwood, founder and president of the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, examines how knowledge rooted in the community can enhance the credibility and effectiveness of nonprofit organizations.

Accountability and the Sustainable Nonprofit

Accountability and the Sustainable Nonprofit

Richard C. Harwood  |  September 14, 2004

In this week's column, Richard C. Harwood, founder and president of the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, examines the relationship between personal accountability and sustainability....

The Best of Both Worlds

The Best of Both Worlds

Cheryl Gidley  |  April 15, 2004

Why do some nonprofits endure and grow despite downturns in the economy? What do large, "corporate" nonprofits have that smaller organizations do not? Why, with all the business books on the best-seller lists, aren't more people using that knowledge to he

Strategic Planning: Five Steps to a More Secure Future

Strategic Planning: Five Steps to a More Secure Future

Carl Richardson  |  February 17, 2004

Drawing on his nearly thirty years' experience in nonprofit management, fundraising, and organizational development, PND contributor Carl Richardson offers guidance on how to research, develop, and implement a successful strategic plan....

The Ten Immutable Laws of the (Fundraising) Universe

The Ten Immutable Laws of the (Fundraising) Universe

Carl Richardson  |  October 28, 2003

Carl Richardson mines nearly thirty years of experience in nonprofit management, fundraising, and organizational development to provide ten "rules" designed to help you get the most out of your fundraising efforts....