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.

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....

Putting It All Together: Refining Your Competitive Strategy

Putting It All Together: Refining Your Competitive Strategy

David La Piana and Michaela Hayes September 30, 2005

In the third and final installment in their series on competition in the nonprofit sector, David La Piana and Michaela Hayes, co-authors of Playing to Win: The Nonprofit Guide to Competitive Strategy, show you how to identify and strengthen your co

From the Heart: Managing and Valuing Volunteers

From the Heart: Managing and Valuing Volunteers

Lee Mizell July 20, 2005

Realizing benefits from volunteers doesn't happen automatically. Dr. Lee Mizell, founder and principal of Lee Mizell Consulting, offers management strategies designed to maximize the contributions of your volunteers....

What Are Your Comparative Advantages?

What Are Your Comparative Advantages?

David La Piana and Michaela Hayes June 23, 2005

The second article in La Piana and Hayes' three-part series for PND on competitive strategies for nonprofits focuses on how to identify your customers, and how your organizaion uniquely serve them....

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