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.

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.... 

Are You Too Predictable?

Are You Too Predictable?

Derrick Feldmann  |  May 23, 2018

Predictable is good when you're a nonprofit organization — except when it isn't. Derrick Feldmann explains...

Leading Narrative Change

Leading Narrative Change

Thaler Pekar  |  April 11, 2018

Thaler Pekar, CEO of Thaler Pekar & Partners, argues that leaders who are committed to narrative change need to model sincere respect for the hard work involved in finding, making sense of, and sharing stories....

Labels…Do They Matter?

Labels…Do They Matter?

Derrick Feldmann  |  February 27, 2018

In his latest for PND, Feldmann asks us to consider whether the labels we use to describe our supporters and potential supporters might be hurting our organizations and causes....

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....