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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
 

Technology & Design

Three Ways the Cloud Can Bring Clarity to Nonprofits

How organizations can begin transforming monitoring and evaluation efforts to support the ever-growing demand for measurable impact, using cloud-based tools.

By William A. Brindley | May. 14, 2014
 

Nonprofit Management

Leadership Development: Five Things All Nonprofits Should Know

Why leadership development takes courage but is the best investment a nonprofit can make.

By James W. Shepard, Jr. | 3 | May. 14, 2014
 
SSIR blogger Thaler Pekar is the principal partner of Thaler Pekar & Partners. She facilitated the opening plenary of the most recent Smithsonian Institute Conference on Organizational Storytelling.

Foundations

Reflection Through Narrative

How international organizations gain insight, innovation, and internal alignment through story.

 
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Nonprofits

Moving From Verbal to Visual Cause Marketing

Why nonprofit leaders need to improve their visual fluency—plus a crash course on how to do it.

By Curtis Chang | 1 | Apr. 15, 2014
 
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Nonprofit Management

Hiring for Good

How nonprofits seeking outside assistance can avoid missed opportunities and foster truly productive partnerships.

By Matthew Scharpnick | 3 | Mar. 10, 2014