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Individual Giving

Three Ways to Engage Millennial Donors

Nonprofits should offer a wider range of opportunities for donating, facilitating network building, and embracing the complexity of the social problems.

By Kathleen Kelly Janus | 2 | Jul. 14, 2014
 

Global Issues

Building a Think-and-Do Tank

A dozen lessons from the development-policy trenches.

By Lawrence MacDonald & Todd Moss | Jul. 11, 2014
 
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Nonprofit Management

Leading Against the Odds

The best social change leaders take risks when they need to, but they know better than to sacrifice themselves for the cause.

By Aspen Baker | 1 | Jul. 7, 2014
 

Nonprofit Management

The Uncomfortable Truth About Talent Development

The toughest part of building a talent-rich organization is letting go of low performers—but it’s critical.

By Jerry Hauser | Jun. 25, 2014
 
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Nonprofit Management

How Groups Make Great Decisions

A growing body of knowledge is leading to happier teams and better choices.

By Matthew Scharpnick | 3 | Jun. 25, 2014
 

Impact Investing

Mission-Driven Returns

Two new case studies reveal practical lessons about successful philanthropic impact investing.

 

Nonprofit Management

Building a Strong “Value Narrative”

Support for your organization, including revenue, doesn’t come from simply pushing things out or increasing brand visibility—here are three steps to reaching a new level of impact.

By David Tager | Jun. 3, 2014
 

Fundraising

Crowdfunding for Nonprofits

Answers to five common questions about launching a crowdfunding campaign.

 

Nonprofits

The Advent of Zen Marketing

Nonprofit communication strategies need to stop pushing and pulling, and be present.

By Trent Ricker | 1 | May. 21, 2014
 

Nonprofits

Scrutinizing ONE’s “Secret Sauce” for Global Social Change

How a global NGO has fought extreme poverty using a formula that mixes pragmatic incrementalism and practical idealism with pop culture.

By Jamie Drummond | 1 | May. 16, 2014