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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....

Deepening Audience Engagement With Long-Form Content

Deepening Audience Engagement With Long-Form Content

Matt Schwartz  |  October 23, 2017

Communicating complicated ideas can be a significant challenge for social change organizations trying to reach diverse audiences in a short-attention-span world. But it's something long-form content is particularly well suited for. Constructive's Matt Schwartz explains....

What Am I Buying? Understanding Website Technology & Costs

What Am I Buying? Understanding Website Technology & Costs

Ian Mariano  |  May 30, 2017

Your website is a critical part of how audiences experience your organization's brand, says Constructive's Ian Mariano, and the choices you make about website technology have a significant impact on how effective it will be in accomplishing your organizational goals....

Content Strategy and Copywriting for Social Impact

Content Strategy and Copywriting for Social Impact

Quinn MacRorie  |  March 22, 2017

There's lots of good (and not so good) writing on the Web, which is why it's important, writes Constructive's Quinn MacRorie, to structure and format your content so as to capture and keep your readers' attention....

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....

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 Media Philanthropy Space in 2017

The Media Philanthropy Space in 2017

Eric Karstens  |  January 3, 2018

Philanthropies now support media and journalism to a spectacular degree — some $1.3 billion annually between 2011 and 2015, notes media consultant Eric Karstens, but there is room for foundations to do even more....

Supporting Independent Media in an Age of Misinformation

Supporting Independent Media in an Age of Misinformation

James Deane  |  December 5, 2017

Independent media is under attack, writes James Deane, director of policy and research at BBC Media Action, and greater information sharing, strategic dialogue, and commitment to mutual understanding is needed if we hope to successfully address the threat....

The World Has Changed. Why Can't Philanthropy?

The World Has Changed. Why Can't Philanthropy?

Karisia Gichuke  |  November 3, 2017

The world has changed and societies are becoming more diverse, writes Karisia Gichuke, but philanthropy is responding neither quickly nor effectively to these developments....

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.

5 Interview No-Nos

5 Interview No-Nos

Allison Fuller  |  November 28, 2017

You've landed that all-important third interview, and it's with a real person; to give yourself a fighting chance of landing the job, writes Envision Consulting's Allison Fuller, be sure to avoid these five interview "sins"....

Easy Steps to Make Your LinkedIn Profile Not Suck

Easy Steps to Make Your LinkedIn Profile Not Suck

Julie Ha Truong  |  October 12, 2017

LinkedIn is the network for nonprofit professionals, writes Envision Consulting's Julie Ha Truong, and if you're not taking full advantage of it, you are doing yourself — and your career — a disservice....

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.

How Field Catalysts Galvanize Social Change

How Field Catalysts Galvanize Social Change

Bill Breen, Matt Plummer, Taz Hussein  |  December 28, 2017

As funders and nonprofits increasingly recognize that no single organization or strategy can solve a complex social challenge at scale, they are joining forces with a type of intermediary organization built to serve as a hub for advocacy and action and roll all stakeholders toward a defined goal....

Unconventional Wisdom

Unconventional Wisdom

Sarah Murray  |  November 27, 2017

In the latest installment of our SSIR@PND series, Sarah Murray explains how the Rockefeller Foundation's "scan and search" approach casts a wide net to identify the issues it is best suited to tackle....

The Motivations Behind Giving

The Motivations Behind Giving

Adrienne Day  |  October 25, 2017

The way that individual donors think about themselves shapes their charitable giving preferences; your job is to figure out who they are and what they care about....

TechSoup@PND

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

9 Tips to Maximize Your Giving Tuesday

9 Tips to Maximize Your Giving Tuesday

Michael Stein  |  November 15, 2017

Giving Tuesday is right around the corner, but there's still time for your organization to implement these commonsense tips from tech writer Michael Stein....

5 Steps to an Effective Content Strategy for Your Nonprofit

5 Steps to an Effective Content Strategy for Your Nonprofit

Jenna Martin  |  October 17, 2017

"Content strategy" is everywhere, even though the term leaves many scratching their heads. In the latest installment of our series, TechSoup's Jenna Martin shows you what a content strategy should address and how to develop one for your nonprofit....