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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
 
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Technology & Design

Friending, Texting and Tweeting: Social Media and Community Foundations

From new conversations emerging at the Larger Community Foundations meeting, social media is becoming a hot topic for future development by foundations.

By Terri Lee Freeman | Feb. 9, 2010
 
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Nonprofit Management

Correlations Between Being a Great Teacher and Being a Great Nonprofit

Teach for America compiled a list of the central characteristics of a good teacher, many of which are similar to those found in great nonprofits.

By John Brothers | 3 | Feb. 8, 2010
 
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Fundraising

Recession Pushing Nonprofits Back to Basics

With national charity declining, nonprofits must return their focus to fundraising and giving.

By Todd Cohen | Feb. 8, 2010
 
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Philanthropy

28 Days of Black Nonprofit Leaders: Emmett Carson

In honor of Black History Month, this blog will highlight 28 black nonprofit leaders who are working to make our world a better and more hopeful place for generations to come.

By Rosetta Thurman | Feb. 5, 2010
 
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Technology & Design

The Effects of Joining the Conversation

Best practices for organizations to utilize social media more effectively in order to join important conversations online.

By Amy Sample Ward | Feb. 4, 2010