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Nonprofits

Why We Love to Hate Nonprofits

Three common and harmful prejudices against charitable organizations, and how nonprofits can subvert them.

By Allison Gauss | 8 | Jul. 29, 2015
 

Fundraising

Why Fundraising in Rounds Works

Setting specific periods for reaching out to donors can help nonprofits stay focused on their goals and balance fundraising efforts with the work of the organization.

By Chase Adam | 10 | Jul. 9, 2015
 

Philanthropy

Toward a Bolder Philanthropy

Philanthropists must support big, difficult, and politically sensitive issues that government, nonprofits, multilateral organizations, and other actors are unable or unwilling to address.

By Patricia Lannen & Maya Ziswiler | Jun. 23, 2015
 
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Nonprofit Management

The Charity Trap

Why a recent exposé on Red Cross failures in Haiti highlights unrealistic expectations for social sector organizations.

By Matthew Scharpnick | 10 | Jun. 5, 2015
 

Technology & Design

Misdiagnosing Science

A survey of obstacles to innovation focuses erroneously on the supposed caution of university-based scientists.
Reviewed By Maryann Feldman | Feb. 18, 2015
 

Nonprofit Management

Power-boosting NGO Performance

With better data and the right incentives, organizations can make even the most complicated organizations more effective.

By Lee Green & Nathan Huttner | Dec. 30, 2014
 
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Nonprofits

Better Relationships, Better Results

A new survey shows that nonprofits and funders are finding new ways of working together, in the effort to achieve greater impact.

By J McCray | 1 | Dec. 15, 2014
 

Civil Society

Slowly Strangling Civil Society

How donor funding distorts civil society goals and priorities.

By Michael Kleinman & Thomas Wheeler | 7 | Dec. 11, 2014
 

Foundations

What Is a Leadership Funder?

Foundations have supported leadership development for decades, but a shift in mindset and approach—if sustained and expanded—could lead to even greater impact.

By James E. Canales | 7 | Dec. 10, 2014
 
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Technology & Design

When Will Design Get Serious About Impact?

To achieve sustained impact, designers should strive to shift the fundamental dynamics of development.

By Robert Fabricant | 4 | Dec. 8, 2014