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Nonprofit Management

Future Corporate HR Line: “Non-Profit Executives Strongly Urged to Apply”

Nonprofit CEO’s can bring a bright and potentially effective array of skills to a corporation.

By John Brothers | 4 | Jul. 9, 2010

Shared Services Alliances: Part 2

A look at nonprofit back-office integrations, or Shared Service Alliances.

By Jean Butzen | 2 | Jul. 8, 2010


New Florida Legislation: A Slap in the Face to Nonprofit Diversity Advocates

The philanthropic community has no public opposition to a new, ill-advised piece of legislation.

By Rosetta Thurman | 2 | Jul. 1, 2010
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The Meaning of the Gates-Buffett Giving Pledge

The importance of this news is not the actual money that many billionaires are likely to pledge, but the cultural ramifications of the campaign.

By Sean Stannard-Stockton | 1 | Jun. 29, 2010
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A “Cocoon” Movement for the Nonprofit Sector

Can We “Brimley” Longer-Serving Nonprofits?

By John Brothers | 4 | Jun. 25, 2010

Economic Development

Youth Voices in the Global Economy

Engaged youth on the global stage—a report from the G-20 Summit and MY SUMMIT.

By Reeta Roy | 3 | Jun. 24, 2010
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Nine Tips to Better Nonprofit Pricing

Nine pricing tips that simultaneously generate higher revenues and growth.

By Rafi Mohammed | 1 | Jun. 23, 2010

Technology & Design

Using the Internet to Scale

A look at how KaBOOM! has used the Internet to disseminate its model, empowering local communities to self-organize to build their own playgrounds.

By Heather McLeod Grant | Jun. 15, 2010

Technology & Design

Information Overload, Action Deficit

Real change only occurs when people, and the institutions we collectively form, restructure to make better use of new technology.

By Lloyd Nimetz | 3 | Jun. 13, 2010


It’s Not about Apple—It’s About Community

How are your tools defining the way you can work or the way you can engage with your community?

By Amy Sample Ward | 1 | Jun. 11, 2010