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Nonprofits

Nonprofit Sector Needs to Be Better Understood

The nonprofit sector plays an indispensable role in society and the economy, but it is poorly understood and underappreciated.

By Todd Cohen | 1 | Feb. 22, 2010
 
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Measuring Social Impact

Patient Optimists

Patient optimists have lowered their expectations of any particular program or intervention, but not their belief in a better world over the long term.

By Timothy Ogden | 8 | Feb. 19, 2010
 
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Nonprofit Management

“Flag on the Play” for a Multi-Million Dollar Nonprofit

Despite its classification as a nonprofit organization, the NFL fails to conform to typical standards, calling into question whether it really deserves its tax exempt status.

By John Brothers | 8 | Feb. 19, 2010
 
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Nonprofit Management

For Collaboration Geeks: The Lodestar Database on Collaboration Models Is Up and Running!

A new database resource offers nonprofit leaders the chance to search and explore successful collaboration strategies already being used in the field.

By Jean Butzen | 1 | Feb. 18, 2010
 
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Foundations

Grantmakers Can Do More than Make Grants

In the midst of a crippling recession, grantmakers and foundations should look to investments that both promise returns and advance their mission.

By Todd Cohen | Feb. 17, 2010
 
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Civil Society

The First Social Movement Plan Competition

Different from typical business plan competitions, the new Social-M Challenge is engaging people of diverse backgrounds to solve serious problems and gain experience in the world of campaigning.

By Lloyd Nimetz | 1 | Feb. 17, 2010
 
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Social Entrepreneurship

10 Free Things Every New Social Entrepreneur Should Have

For all aspiring social entrepreneurs, a list of must-haves that are readily available.

By Halle Tecco | 5 | Feb. 12, 2010
 
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Health

TED Prizewinner and Chef Jamie Oliver: Food Revolutionary?

Recent TED Prize winner, chef Jamie Oliver, has a goal to change the way Americans look at food and fight the growing trend of childhood obesity.

By Marcia Stepanek | Feb. 12, 2010
 
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Nonprofit Management

Five Ways to Emerge as a Nonprofit Leader

Passing the torch of nonprofit directing from one generation to the next must involve five behaviors that encourage emergence leadership.

By Rosetta Thurman | Feb. 11, 2010
 
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Nonprofit Management

In a Changing Ecosystem, Whither Nonprofits?

With new changes to corporate and tax law, can nonprofits continue to be successful among new competitors?

By Lucy Bernholz | 3 | Feb. 10, 2010