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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.

Making the Most of Your Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Campaigns

Making the Most of Your Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Campaigns

Joshua Meyer  |  October 11, 2019

The director of marketing for OneCause outlines five strategies for maximizing the impact of your peer-to-peer fundraising efforts, online and off, from pre-event buildup to post-campaign updates....

Less Hassle and Still Charitable: Why Projects Choose Fiscal Sponsorship

Less Hassle and Still Charitable: Why Projects Choose Fiscal Sponsorship

Jenny Lah, Michael Jarvis  |  September 4, 2019

Jarvis, executive director of the Transparency and Accountability Initiative, and Lah, an independent consultant who specializes in strategy, research, and organizational development, explore the pros and cons of the fiscal sponsorship model....

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.

LGBTI Human Rights: Pushing Back Against the Push-Back

LGBTI Human Rights: Pushing Back Against the Push-Back

Matthew Hart  |  October 7, 2019

Hart, director of the Global Philanthropy Project, shares details of a funders' collaborative that is mobilizing grantmaker support for LGBTI rights advocates and communities facing hostility....

Human Rights: A Bread and Butter Issue?

Human Rights: A Bread and Butter Issue?

Victoria Ibezim-Ohaeri  |  September 6, 2019

Economic rights need to take center stage, writes Ibezim-Ohaeri, before civil and political rights actually mean something for the millions of people globally living in deep poverty....

Time to Change the Way We Invest

Time to Change the Way We Invest

Ellen Dorsey  |  August 5, 2019

Based on the experience of the Wallace Global Fund, the foundation she directs, Dorsey offers six simple things foundations can fo to create a better, more sustainable and responsible investment portfolio....

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.

After the Hire, Then What?

After the Hire, Then What?

Ashley Waterson  |  October 17, 2019

More than half of all U.S. employees leave their job in the first year, citing internal factors like lack of training or mentoring as their reason for bailing. So what does "a great onboarding experience" look like?... 

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.

Eight Myths of U.S. Philanthropy

Eight Myths of U.S. Philanthropy

Lilly Family School of Philanthropy  |  September 30, 2019

By examining the eight common myths of philanthropy — including who gives, how they give, and to what end — we can better comprehend the breadth and diversity of giving....

When White Philanthropy Funded Black Power

When White Philanthropy Funded Black Power

Marilyn Harris  |  August 30, 2019

Harris, a journalist, shares details of a working paper authored by Claire Dunning, an assistant professor at the University of Maryland's School of Public Policy, that examines a high-minded but "short-lived and largely forgotten" experiment aimed at improving race relations and the living standards of African Americans in 1970s Boston....

Creating New Pathways to Capital

Creating New Pathways to Capital

Alvin Warren, Robin Brulé  |  July 30, 2019

Lack of access to capital not only prevents business growth but also perpetuates cycles of intergenerational poverty and racial inequity that affect families and communities at all levels. Brulé and Warren report on one model that is helping to change that equation in New Mexico....

TechSoup@PND

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

5 Steps to Address Your Nonprofit's Social Media Concerns

5 Steps to Address Your Nonprofit's Social Media Concerns

Julia Campbell  |  September 23, 2019

Do the words "social media" cause executives at your nonprofit to break out in hives? Here are five simple things your organization can do to avoid the worst-case scenario and get the most out of these powerful and increasingly popular tools.... 

Getting Millennials to Give: Seven Steps

Getting Millennials to Give: Seven Steps

TechSoup Editorial Staff  |  August 19, 2019

In general, the 80-million-strong millennial generation is committed to making the world a better, but, as the editorial staff at TechSoup explains, millennials have their own ideas about why, how, and when to give....