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Community Building in a Big Backyard

We should strive to create a thriving community both online and offline.

By Amy Sample Ward | Aug. 13, 2010

Global Issues

Youth Ideas: A Rich Resource

The energy, imagination and participation of youth is critical to overcoming global challenges.

By Reeta Roy | 2 | Aug. 12, 2010


Suing for the Cure?

Is it ethical for a nonprofit to sue another nonprofit over a branding issue?

By Loreal Lynch | 10 | Aug. 11, 2010


Unhappy at Your Nonprofit Job? Maybe It’s Not Them, It’s You

Three ways to improve your job satisfaction without leaving your organization.

By Rosetta Thurman | 2 | Aug. 10, 2010

Nonprofit Management

The Nonprofit Summer Slide

Innovative ideas for preventing summer learning loss in children might benefit nonprofits too.

By John Brothers | 1 | Aug. 9, 2010

Technology & Design

Context Deficit Disorder

Do we know what we're talking about when we use the term privacy?

By Marcia Stepanek | Aug. 6, 2010


Natural Capital:  A New Force in Strategic Planning

The concept of natural capital is catching on with strategic planners, enhancing both corporate sustainability and bottom lines.

By Serita Cox & Robert Searle | Aug. 5, 2010


Can Stakeholder Reviews by Beneficiaries Bring New Perspectives to Philanthropy?

The philanthropic community might access the “constituent’s voice” through user reviews of nonprofit organizations written by clients, volunteers, and other stakeholders.

By Perla Ni | 2 | Aug. 5, 2010

Technology & Design

SocialSquared: Productive Gaming on Facebook

SocialSquared games, if done well, could be tremendously powerful.

By Scott E. Hartley | 1 | Aug. 4, 2010

Technology & Design

Global Tools for Going Local

Just as our tools get more interesting and dynamic for global collaboration and impact, so do they for locally-focused work, campaigns, and communities.

By Amy Sample Ward | 1 | Aug. 3, 2010