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Cause-driven design

In Cause-Driven Design®, Matt Schwartz, founder and director of strategy at Constructive, a New York City-based design and brand strategy firm specializing in nonprofits and education, explores the nexus between design and mission-driven work and explains how nonprofits can use design to engage and speak more meaningfully to the needs, goals, and motivations of their principal audiences....

Five Website Initiatives to Consider Post-Launch

Five Website Initiatives to Consider Post-Launch

Johanna Kinsley July 24, 2019

The launch of your new or redsigned website isn't the end of your work, writes Kinsley, it's the beginning. In the latest installment in our Cause-Driven Design® series, Kinsley looks at five things you can do to keep your new website  fresh, relevant, and true to the goals you established during the design/redesign process....

5 Tips for Giving Great Design Feedback

5 Tips for Giving Great Design Feedback

Lily Moaba June 14, 2019

Paying attention to the way in which design feedback is delivered can have a real impact on the success of a project, writes Moaba. By implementing these five tips, you'll be doing your part to make sure that the design process is collaborative and projects run a little more smoothly....

Why Branding & Design Agencies Should Ask Why

Why Branding & Design Agencies Should Ask Why

Lexie McGuire April 5, 2019

One of the most important roles a design firm play as a strategic partner to a client is to identify and politely probe at the client's assumptions. In her latest, Constructive's McGuire explains what that looks like....

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.

A case for self-support: serving ourselves in a time of stress

A case for self-support: serving ourselves in a time of stress

Evan Wildstein March 16, 2021

Wildstein, a fundraiser at the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University, offers suggestions for what fundraisers can do for themselves, and their team members, that will result in a happier, healthier workplace....

2020: A year to remember

2020: A year to remember

Derrick Feldmann February 19, 2021

Derrick Feldmann shares highlights of the social issue engagement surveys he and his colleagues conducted in 2020....

Alliance@PND

Through an agreement with UK-based Alliance magazine, PND is pleased to be able to offer a series of articles about global philanthropy.

Abolishing slavery once and for all

Abolishing slavery once and for all

Nick Grono April 8, 2021

Few practices have incurred more odium than slavery, writes Grono, and yet it persists. Building a philanthropy-backed sustainable litigation ecosystem is key to ending it for good....

In pursuit of reciprocity: speaking with Gerry Salole

In pursuit of reciprocity: speaking with Gerry Salole

Caroline Hartnell February 7, 2021

Caroline Hartnell, a former editor of Alliance magazine, chats with Gerry Salole, who recently stepped down as CEO of the European Foundation Centre, about the changing philanthropic landscape and some of the key lessons he has learned over three decades in the field....

MyCareer@PND

PND is pleased to offer articles of interest to jobseekers and prospective employers. To submit an article for consideration, e-mail Mitch Nauffts at mfn@foundationcenter.org.

Remote Onboarding: Set Up New Hires for Success

Remote Onboarding: Set Up New Hires for Success

Molly Brennan October 1, 2020

Brennan offers tips for remote onboarding that may be useful during these unusual — and unusually challenging — times, including beginning the onboarding process early and making sure that new hires are familiar with the platforms and software they'll be expected to use and that their home-office setups are integrated with then organization's systems....

SSIR@PND

Through an agreement with the Stanford Social Innovation Review, PND is pleased to be able to offer a series of articles and profiles related to the "business" of improving society.

Citizen-donors of the world

Citizen-donors of the world

Chana R. Schoenberger March 28, 2021

A new paper looks at whether some people who are "residentially mobile" may be more inclined to donate to geographically distant beneficiaries as a result of having different identities and/or experiences....

Building Indigenous power in philanthropy

Building Indigenous power in philanthropy

Gaby Strong February 28, 2021

It is time, writes Strong, for philanthropy to do its part to build the collective power of Indigenous peoples, communities, and nations and help foster a world that is built on a foundation of justice and equity for all people and the planet....

News through a gender lens

News through a gender lens

Hilary Weaver January 26, 2021

With the global pandemic dominating the news cycle, The 19th — which is named for the amendment that gave female citizens of the U.S. the right to vote — has pivoted to tell stories about how COVID-19 is impacting women....

TechSoup@PND

Through an arrangement with TechSoup, PND is pleased to offer a series of articles about the effective use of technology by nonprofits.

Grantmaker tech trends that nonprofits should know about

Grantmaker tech trends that nonprofits should know about

Chantal Forster March 25, 2021

Based on the organization's 2020 State of Philanthropy Tech survey, TAG's Forster identifies key practices already under way in the technology world for funders, as well as new practices that have emerged as a result of the pandemic and racial justice protests in 2020....

Nonprofit social media benchmarks 2021

Nonprofit social media benchmarks 2021

Witt Godden February 26, 2021

As the digital landscape continue to change in 2021, writes Godden, expect social media to assume an even more central role in your nonprofit's ability to build, engage, and leverage its community....

The rise of the data-driven nonprofit

The rise of the data-driven nonprofit

Katharine Bierce January 22, 2021

In the middle of a devastating pandemic, writes Bierce, what was once politiely referred to as digital transformation has now become a digital imperative....