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.

Design Therapy for the Purpose-Driven Organization

Design Therapy for the Purpose-Driven Organization

Talie Smith  |  May 20, 2019

The process of reimagining an organizational identity can produce both excitement and fear, writes Smith, but with a good design firm in your corner, it can be more the former and a lot less of the latter....

From 'Tribal' Knowledge to Technology: How Data Can Supercharge Your Nonprofit

From 'Tribal' Knowledge to Technology: How Data Can Supercharge Your Nonprofit

John Manganaro  |  May 10, 2019

John Manganaro, senior vice president of product management and data science at Social Solutions Global, explains how nonprofits can use software and historical data to more efficiently capture organizational knowledge, leverage the experience of staff, and translate staff insights into action....

Five Elements for Success in Capacity Building

Five Elements for Success in Capacity Building

Carla Taylor, Lori Bartczak  |  March 13, 2019

While there isn't a one-size-fits-all solution to capacity building, there are commonalities in the approaches that have proven to be successful. Community Wealth Ventures' Taylor and Bartczak share five....

My Way, Your Way, and the Highway

My Way, Your Way, and the Highway

Derrick Feldmann  |  February 20, 2019

In his latest, Feldmann shares his thoughts on the tension between new and old and multiple organizations trying to achieve impact on the same issue....

Be Bold, Take Risks

Be Bold, Take Risks

Derrick Feldmann  |  January 21, 2019

Change is hard, Feldmann writes, and requires a willingness on the part of leadership and staff to leave the status quo behind and push in the direction of a new guiding vision....

How We Actually Show Our Support

How We Actually Show Our Support

Derrick Feldmann  |  November 21, 2018

Instead of asking supporters to acknowledge their support for your work with a social media shoutout, ask them to actually do something, writes Feldmann, that shows their commitment to the cause and at the same time advances it....

The Importance of Listening for and Sharing Stories

The Importance of Listening for and Sharing Stories

Derrick Feldmann  |  October 15, 2018

Behind every successful social movement, Feldmann reminds us, are people and organizations that have taken the time to listen first and then find and craft stories that pack an emotional punch....

Philanthropy and Cyber-Security

Philanthropy and Cyber-Security

Dan Schoenfeld  |  October 5, 2018

New cyber-security risks are constantly emerging, but with these tips from Fluxx's Schoenfeld your organization can stay one step ahead of the hackers....

Time to Understand Influence

Time to Understand Influence

Derrick Feldmann  |  July 27, 2018

Knowing your issue is one thing but influencing action on that issue is another. Regular contributor Feldmann shares some steps you can take to ratchet up your own influence.... 

5 Things You Can Do to Get More From Your Web Presence

5 Things You Can Do to Get More From Your Web Presence

Carl Diesing  |  July 23, 2018

Diesing, co-founder and managing director of DNL OmniMedia, shares five things nonprofits can do to enhance their web presence and develop a sustainable digital marketing strategy that won't disappoint....

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....