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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....

Engage From the Inside! (Part 2): The Benefits of Internal Branding for Nonprofits

Engage From the Inside! (Part 2): The Benefits of Internal Branding for Nonprofits

Matt Schwartz  |  July 25, 2018

Nonprofits engaged in strategic planning and brand strategy work often struggle to translate the internal memos and documents generated by the process into broader organizational change, but an internal branding process can turn that around in a hurry — and deliver additional benefits to boot....

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.

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....

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.

The Infrastructure Behind the Infrastructure

The Infrastructure Behind the Infrastructure

Lucy Bernholz  |  August 6, 2018

The digital space is the infrastructure we all depend on, writes Bernholz. But for civil society to secure its freedom of thought and action is a major challenge....

Tackling the Information Gap

Tackling the Information Gap

David Bonbright  |  July 3, 2018

The global philanthropy sector's information infrastructure is wholly inadequate, argues Keystone Accountability's Bonbright. But it doesn't have to be that way....

Riding the Tiger of Technological Change

Riding the Tiger of Technological Change

Rhodri Davies  |  June 4, 2018

Philanthropy support organizations have a vital role in ensuring that disruptive technology leads to change for the better, argues Rhodri Davies, head of policy at the UK-based Charities Aid Foundation....

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.

For Your Consideration: Your First Job Should Be a Nonprofit Job

For Your Consideration: Your First Job Should Be a Nonprofit Job

Masha Pearl  |  August 2, 2018

Masha Pearl, executive director of The Blue Card, offers three reasons why taking a nonprofit job as a first job — like she did — could mean gaining great career development opportunities while working for a mission one believes in....

What’s in a Job Description?

What’s in a Job Description?

Allison Fuller  |  February 2, 2018

What's in a job description? More than you might think. Envision Consulting's Tiffany Garcia looks at six common mistakes managers make when crafting their job descriptions....

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.

A New Form of Capitalism

A New Form of Capitalism

Sarah Murray  |  July 26, 2018

Social impact bonds (SIBs) do not offer a silver bullet for solving social problems, writes Murray but they may represent the first expression of a new form of capitalism that optimizes risk for return and impact....

Is the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative the Future of Philanthropy?

Is the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative the Future of Philanthropy?

Dana Brakman Reiser  |  June 25, 2018

Although they didn't originate the concept, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, gave the philanthropy LLC its "big reveal" when they launched the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative in December 2015. Brakman Reiser, a professor of law at Brooklyn Law School, explains why the vehicle is attractive to high-net-worth donors and, barring another round of tax reform, why it's here to stay....

When Philanthropy Meets Advocacy

When Philanthropy Meets Advocacy

Patrick Guerriero, Susan Wolf Ditkoff  |  May 29, 2018

Increasing numbers of Americans want charitable organizations to step into the policy arena and lead the causes they care about. But if philanthropists are going to help make that happen, argue Patrick Guerriero and Susan Wolf Ditkoff, they will need to work through five fundamental questions....

TechSoup@PND

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

4 Things Your Nonprofit Actually Needs to Do Before 2019

4 Things Your Nonprofit Actually Needs to Do Before 2019

Stephen Jackson  |  July 16, 2018

As the pace of technology continues to accelerate, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed, writes TechSoup's Stephen Jackson. But doing these four things now will help keep your organization ahead of the curve....

8 Digital Fundraising Tips for 2018

8 Digital Fundraising Tips for 2018

Michael Stein  |  June 14, 2018

Ready to supercharge your fundraising results? These tips from digital strategist Michael Stein are sure to help....

What Type of Data Should My Nonprofit or Foundation Collect?

What Type of Data Should My Nonprofit or Foundation Collect?

Alexandra Pittman  |  May 21, 2018

What type of data should your social impact organization be collecting? Alexandra Pittman, founder and CEO of ImpactMatter, a platform designed to make it easy for organizations to track trends hiding in their data, shares some advice....