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.

Corporate Philanthropy and Fundraising: 3 Smart Integrations

Corporate Philanthropy and Fundraising: 3 Smart Integrations

Adam Weinger  |  November 21, 2017

Adam Weinger, president of Double the Donation, offers advice for nonprofits looking to tap into corporate philanthropy into their fundraising efforts and establishing a long-term relationship with corporate supporters....

Spoiler Alert: It’s Not All About Fundraising

Spoiler Alert: It’s Not All About Fundraising

Derrick Feldmann  |  November 16, 2017

People across the country are looking for more effective ways to bring about the kind of change they'd like to see, writes Derrick Feldmann, and for nonprofits that poses a problem....

Best Practices for Implementing New Software

Best Practices for Implementing New Software

Annie Rhodes  |  October 25, 2017

Organizations that neglect to consider their technology strategy and needs before they invest in a bunch of different solutions are making a mistake, writes Blackbaud's Annie Rhodes. Here are some steps you can take to keep your organization on the right technology track....

The Secret to Motivating Donors

The Secret to Motivating Donors

Derrick Feldmann  |  October 13, 2017

Looking to develop a strategy for new donor acquisition and turn your one-time donors into loyal supporters? The secret, writes Derrick Feldmann, lies in connecting donors to the specific and general — in the same appeal....

The Diversity Gap in the Nonprofit Sector

The Diversity Gap in the Nonprofit Sector

Susan Medina  |  June 14, 2017

Organizations hoping to succeed in the twenty-first century need to continuously cultivate a talent pipeline of diverse high-potential candidates, both internally and externally, writes Battalia Winston's Susan Medina....

Moving the Needle on Youth Violence

Moving the Needle on Youth Violence

Toni Irving  |  March 22, 2017

Toni Irving, executive director of Get IN Chicago, offers recommendations for funders and donors who want their charitable donations to make a measurable difference in addressing youth violence....

What We Learned From Our End-of-Year Fundraising Appeals

What We Learned From Our End-of-Year Fundraising Appeals

Derrick Feldmann  |  March 1, 2017

Many of us start each new year with the goal of starting our various campaigns early. But like a lot of things, writes Derrick Feldmann, we often leave the necessary preparation to the last minute. Don't be that person....

Reluctant Rolodex Syndrome

Reluctant Rolodex Syndrome

Ami Nahshon  |  February 22, 2017

Donor support for your organization, writes fundraising consultant Ami Nahshon, is likely to have the most impact when it involves both the opening of your checkbook and the opening of your Rolodex....

Embracing Partnerships to Widen Impact

Embracing Partnerships to Widen Impact

Masha Pearl  |  November 29, 2016

If nonprofits learned anything from the economic downturn of 2008-09, writes Masha Pearl, executive director of The Blue Card, it's that it is just as important to diversify one's operational strategy as it is one's fundraising strategy....

How Associations Can Overcome Fundraising Barriers

How Associations Can Overcome Fundraising Barriers

Derrick Feldmann  |  November 15, 2016

Is your nonprofit association struggling to stay relevant in today's media-saturated environment? In his latest for PND, Achieve's Derrick Feldmann says maybe it's time to rethink your fundraising model....

Linking Challenge to Opportunity to Strategy

Linking Challenge to Opportunity to Strategy

Derrick Feldmann  |  October 20, 2016

Nonprofits appreciate the importance of good strategy, but they often overlook the role of the "challenge" narrative when creating a strategic plan, says Derrick Feldmann....