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Foundations

Carrot and Stick Philanthropy

Funders engaging in "carrot and stick" philanthropy only escalate the problems faced by struggling nonprofits.

By John Brothers | 9 | Mar. 19, 2010
 
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Economic Development

Giving Girls a Real Start

Savings and loan associations run entirely by youth represent an innovation in helping them learn to save, manage money and develop new skills.

By Reeta Roy | Mar. 18, 2010
 
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Nonprofits

Crowdsourcing Social Change

A look at examples of high-impact crowdsourcing and the movement for more open collaboration and transparency in the giving sector.

By Marcia Stepanek | 2 | Mar. 16, 2010
 
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Foundations

Advocacy Funding Pays Off Big

Foundations can generate big impact by investing their charitable dollars in advocacy, community organizing, and civic engagement.

By Todd Cohen | 1 | Mar. 15, 2010
 

Measuring Social Impact

Hitting Reset on Outcomes

A new look into how the nonprofit sector can reset its approach to outcomes and management.

By Mario Morino | Mar. 12, 2010
 
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Technology & Design

“You” Video: The New Cause Politics?

Developments in social media have led to a new type of online, personalized campaign advertisements.

By Marcia Stepanek | 3 | Mar. 11, 2010
 
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Fundraising

What Matters About Mobile

With advancements in mobile technology, new doors are being open for nonprofits to take advantage of.

By Lucy Bernholz | 1 | Mar. 10, 2010
 
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Health

America’s Most Obese Areas Have A Few Things In Common

As obesity rates become a greater national problem, the development of partnerships between companies and foundations may help find a solution.

By Halle Tecco | 1 | Mar. 9, 2010
 
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Individual Giving

Subtle Nudges for Greater Good

A look at a variety of tactics for galvanizing individuals to give.

By Alana Conner | 1 | Mar. 8, 2010
 
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Nonprofit Management

The Normative Problem with the Term ‘Next Generation’ Leaders

The ‘next generation’ moniker gives young people the sense that they have to wait before they can lead. But youth can be 'now generation' leaders.

By Rosetta Thurman | 2 | Mar. 8, 2010