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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.

Slow and Steady Wins the (Fundraising) Race

Slow and Steady Wins the (Fundraising) Race

Derrick Feldmann  |  October 31, 2014

In the latest article in our Sustainable Nonprofit series, Achieve president Derrick Feldmann explains why phenomena like this summer's "Ice Bucket Challenge" are not as #FOMO-worthy as you might think....

'Thoughtful' vs. 'Thoughtless' Giving

'Thoughtful' vs. 'Thoughtless' Giving

Derrick Feldmann  |  October 1, 2014

In the latest article in our Sustainable Nonprofit series, Achieve president Derrick Feldmann compares "thoughtful" and "thoughtless" donors — and how to appeal to them both....

To Increase Your Organization’s Impact, Work With People Who Reflect Your Values

To Increase Your Organization’s Impact, Work With People Who Reflect Your Values

Carrie Rich  |  September 9, 2014

As consumers, we constantly make purchasing decisions that express our values. A consumer seeking to live a healthy lifestyle might buy organic produce; a consumer conscious of her carbon footprint might purchase a Prius. Leading an organization provides similar opportunities to invest in our values, especially when it comes to the colleagues with whom we choose to surround ourselves....

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.

Building Teams for Innovation

Building Teams for Innovation

Simon Willis  |  October 23, 2014

In the latest installment of our Alliance@PND series, Simon Willis, CEO of the Young Foundation, argues that if foundations truly want to play an innovative role in society, they must think beyond their standard management practices….

What Do Impact Investors Most Need to Know?

What Do Impact Investors Most Need to Know?

Gayle Peterson  |  September 24, 2014

In the latest installment of our Alliance@PND series, Gayle Peterson, an associate fellow at Oxford University's Said Business School, talks about the school's recently-launched impact investing program, which she leads, and shares lessons learned about impact investing from her interviews with philanthropists and social investors across the globe....

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.

Greg Gardner Celebrates 8th Anniversary at Year Up

Greg Gardner Celebrates 8th Anniversary at Year Up

Dana Hagenbuch  |  July 23, 2014

In the latest article in our MyCareer series, Commongood Careers vice president Dana Hagenbuch interviews one of their earliest placements about his rise from a job development role to becoming a founder and senior program director of his organization's Puget Sound branch....

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.

Equal Effort

Equal Effort

Sylvia Yee  |  October 15, 2014

In the latest article in our SSIR series, Sylvia Yee, vice president of programs at the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, explains how marriage equality grew from a contentious fringe issue in 2004 to a mainstream cause that a majority of Americans now support and urges leaders of other social change movements to learn from its lessons....

A Good Ending

A Good Ending

Christopher G. Oechsli, David La Piana  |  September 16, 2014

In the latest article in our SSIR series, Christopher Oechsli, president and CEO of Atlantic Philanthropies, and David La Piana, who is serving as an advisor to Atlantic, share some of the best practices they have devised for winding down a large, high-profile foundation....

Philanthropy in a Time of Polarization

Philanthropy in a Time of Polarization

Heather Hurlburt, Mark Schmitt, Steven Teles  |  August 20, 2014

In the latest article in our SSIR series, Steven Teles, a professor of political science at John Hopkins, Heather Hurlburt, a senior fellow at Human Rights First, and the New America Foundation's Mark Schmitt examine the deep structural changes in American politics and society since the passage of the Affordable Care Act five years ago and their implications for a philanthropic sector used to operating "above the fray"....

TechSoup@PND

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

Understanding and Improving Email Deliverability

Understanding and Improving Email Deliverability

Chris Bernard, Colin Pizarek  |  October 8, 2014

In the latest article in our TechSoup series, Idealware's Chris Bernard and Colin Pizarek explore practices and tools that can help your organization's emails reach their intended audience....