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Cause-Driven Design

In Cause-Driven Design®, Matt Schwartz, founder and director of strategy at Constructive, a New York City-based design and brand strategy firm specializing in nonprofits and education, explores the nexus between design and mission-driven work and explains how nonprofits can use design to engage and speak more meaningfully to the needs, goals, and motivations of their principal audiences....

Some of Our Favorite Moments From ComNet18

Some of Our Favorite Moments From ComNet18

Allison Murphy  |  October 22, 2018

Murphy, a communications and outreach strategist at Constructive, shares some key takeaways from this year's Communications Network conference in San Francisco and why it was so special.... 

Engage From the Inside! (Part 2): The Benefits of Internal Branding for Nonprofits

Engage From the Inside! (Part 2): The Benefits of Internal Branding for Nonprofits

Matt Schwartz  |  July 25, 2018

Nonprofits engaged in strategic planning and brand strategy work often struggle to translate the internal memos and documents generated by the process into broader organizational change, but an internal branding process can turn that around in a hurry — and deliver additional benefits to boot....

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.

How We Actually Show Our Support

How We Actually Show Our Support

Derrick Feldmann  |  November 21, 2018

Instead of asking supporters to acknowledge their support for your work with a social media shoutout, ask them to actually do something, writes Feldmann, that shows their commitment to the cause and at the same time advances it....

The Importance of Listening for and Sharing Stories

The Importance of Listening for and Sharing Stories

Derrick Feldmann  |  October 15, 2018

Behind every successful social movement, Feldmann reminds us, are people and organizations that have taken the time to listen first and then find and craft stories that pack an emotional punch....

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.

Behind Denmark's Royal Foundations

Behind Denmark's Royal Foundations

Jakob Thomsen  |  December 6, 2018

Philanthropy helps the Royal House in Denmark maintain a relationship between monarch and people in the age of democracy, writes Thomsen....

Social Enterprise Is Eroding Civil Society

Social Enterprise Is Eroding Civil Society

Amitabh Behar  |  November 5, 2018

As wealth and power is concentrated in fewer and fewer hands, writes Behar, philanthropy cannot continue to fight symptoms while ignoring structural questions of poverty, injustice, and indignity....

Muslim Philanthropy the British Way

Muslim Philanthropy the British Way

Asif Aziz  |  October 3, 2018

British Muslim philanthropy is founded on both a robust charity infrastructure and on strong Islamic values, writes Aziz, and it's the job of Muslim philanthropy to carry forward these values and transform the general Muslim practice of charitable giving into a long-term, sustainable program....

MyCareer@PND

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

What’s in a Job Description?

What’s in a Job Description?

Allison Fuller  |  February 2, 2018

What's in a job description? More than you might think. Envision Consulting's Tiffany Garcia looks at six common mistakes managers make when crafting their job descriptions....

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.

Time for a Three-Legged Measurement Stool

Time for a Three-Legged Measurement Stool

Fay Twersky  |  November 27, 2018

Across the social sector, writes Twersky, there is a growing recognition of the importance of being human centered — of putting the people we seek to benefit at the center of our problem-solving efforts....

When Rapid Equals Urgent

When Rapid Equals Urgent

Michael Seo  |  October 24, 2018

Movements such as #MeToo and Time's Up reinforce why a rapid-response fund might focus on women human rights defenders. Seo, the founder of ReaMedica and ReaMedica Health Care Kenya, reports on one such fund....

The #GivingTuesday Model

The #GivingTuesday Model

Asha Curran  |  September 25, 2018

Since its creation in 2012, #GivingTuesday has spread across the world, with official movements in forty-six countries and unofficial activity in dozens more. As Curran explains, there are important lessons all nonprofits can learn from its success....

TechSoup@PND

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

Nonprofits Beware: You Can Get Hacked, Too

Nonprofits Beware: You Can Get Hacked, Too

TechSoup staff  |  December 17, 2018

Large or small, nonprofits are susceptible to hacking by bad actors. And the best way to avoid a hack, as the folks at TechSoup explain, is to prepare for one before it happens....

4 Questions U.S. Nonprofits Need to Ask About GDPR

4 Questions U.S. Nonprofits Need to Ask About GDPR

Giles Watkins  |  November 25, 2018

It's been six months since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was implemented in Europe. Data privacy expert Watkins explains what you need to know to make sure your nonprofit is in compliance....

How to Use Online Surveys at Your Nonprofit

How to Use Online Surveys at Your Nonprofit

Vivek Bhaskaran  |  October 16, 2018

Bhaskaran, a software developer and founder of QuestionPro and SurveyAnalytics, provides a quick primer on how nonprofits can use surveying to improve every aspect of their operations, from program delivery to board recruitment....