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The Sustainable Nonprofit

The Sustainable Nonprofit (TSN) examines critical issues related to nonprofit sustainability through the eyes of nonprofit leaders, practitioners, and consultants. For more information, contact Mitch Nauffts, PND's publisher and editorial director, at mfn@foundationcenter.org.

The 'Fine Print' of a Grant Agreement

The 'Fine Print' of a Grant Agreement

Steven Green | February 10, 2014

The director of grants management and administration for the Jim Joseph Foundation explains why the "fine print" in any grant agreement matters — for funder and grantee alike....

Alliance@PND

Through an agreement with UK-based Alliance magazine, PND is pleased to be able to offer a series of articles about global philanthropy.

Interview - Musimbi Kanyoro

Interview - Musimbi Kanyoro

Caroline Hartnell | February 12, 2014

The Global Fund for Women is now twenty-five-years old. Alliance magazine editor Caroline Hartnell talks to its president and CEO, Musimbi Kanyoro, about the fund's achievements and challenges over that period, and her vision for a world in which women no longer have to fight for their rights....

Will NextGens Become Impact Investors?

Will NextGens Become Impact Investors?

Julia Balandina Jaquier | January 22, 2014

In the latest installment of our Alliance@PND series, Julia Balanina Jaquier, an independent investment expert, shares the views of wealthy young people across the globe who are increasingly attracted to impact investing as an alternative to traditional grant-based philanthropy....

MyCareer@PND

PND is pleased to offer articles of interest to jobseekers and prospective employers. To submit an article for consideration, e-mail Emily Robbins at ecr@foundationcenter.org.

Burned Out and Don't Know What to Do?

Burned Out and Don't Know What to Do?

Mitch Nauffts | February 21, 2014

In the latest article in our MyCareer series, we share a gem from the PNDTalk archives: a frustrated mid-career development professional named Maddy receives some terrific advice from three board participants....

The CEO Perspective: How Summer Search Changed Amy Saxton

The CEO Perspective: How Summer Search Changed Amy Saxton

Commongood Careers | January 15, 2014

The latest article in our MyCareer series is an interview with the CEO of Summer Search about her experiences leading the organization, the opportunities for it she sees ahead, and the importance of building the organization's capacity to create deeper impact....

SSIR@PND

Through an agreement with the Stanford Social Innovation Review, PND is pleased to be able to offer a series of articles and profiles related to the "business" of improving society.

Why Nonprofit Mergers Continue to Lag

Why Nonprofit Mergers Continue to Lag

Christina Botero, Katie Smith Milway, Maria Orozco | April 11, 2014

The Bridgespan Group's Katie Smith Milway, Maria Orozco, and Cristina Botero explain why, despite growing interest in and funding for, the social sector fails to take advantage of organizational mergers....

Nonprofit Lessons From a Government Tech Debacle

Nonprofit Lessons From a Government Tech Debacle

Joe Magee | March 11, 2014

Joe Magee, vice president of marketing for nonprofit software provider RallyBound, uses the botched rollout of the Affordable Care Act to explain what the typical underresourced nonprofit can do to get the most out of technology....

The Road to Scale Runs Through Public Systems

The Road to Scale Runs Through Public Systems

Patrick T. McCarthy | February 27, 2014

In the latest article of our SSIR@PND series, the president and CEO of the Annie E. Casey Foundation writes about the importance of working with the public sector to scale social initiatives....

TechSoup@PND

Through an arrangement with TechSoup, PND is pleased to offer a series of articles about the effective use of technology by nonprofits.

Collaboration Tools for Foundations

Collaboration Tools for Foundations

Laura S. Quinn | April 2, 2014

In the latest article in our TechSoup@PND series, Idealware's Laura S. Quinn reviews six kinds of online tools that can help funders coordinate their efforts over time and distance....

Phones on a Shoestring Budget

Phones on a Shoestring Budget

Kyle Henri Andrei, Laura Quinn | March 4, 2014

Despite the increasing popularity of email, social media, and other online networking tools, organizations still depend on the telephone for a good portion of their communications. But technology has also brought dramatic changes to telephone service, and the options for purchasing a new voice communications system are more numerous than ever before — and more confusing. Idealware's Laura S. Quinn and Kyle Henri Andrei break the issue down into key questions and available options that will help your organization make the best choice....

The Basics of Grant and Prospect Research

The Basics of Grant and Prospect Research

Kyle Henri Andrei | February 26, 2014

Software tools are only one part of researching grants and prospects. Each process requires a different approach, and defining those approaches can help provide context to better understand the specific tools that can help; in this article, IdealWare's Kyle Henri Andrei describes some of these approaches that can help you identify and research funders and make tracking your results more manageable at the same time....