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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.

Buyer Beware: The Hidden Costs of Free Software for Nonprofits

Buyer Beware: The Hidden Costs of Free Software for Nonprofits

Gretchen Barry  |  July 9, 2014

Barry, marketing director for nonproft software solutions provider NonProfitEasy, warns about some of the pitfalls in the world of free software for nonprofits and offers advice to help you determine software strategies that will best fit your organization and budget....

Noncash Giving: The 'Long Tail' of Donor Engagement

Noncash Giving: The 'Long Tail' of Donor Engagement

Ray Gary  |  June 9, 2014

The CEO of iDonate argues that accepting noncash gifts enables nonprofits not only to expand their donor base but also to capture a larger portion of what donors are willing to give....

Throwing in the Towel

Throwing in the Towel

Allison Shirk  |  May 22, 2014

In the latest article in our Sustainable Nonprofit series, freelance grantwriter Allison Shirk shares five things a grantseeker should do when a foundation doesn't respond to a grant proposal....

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.

Ukraine: Foundations, the Crisis, and the Future

Ukraine: Foundations, the Crisis, and the Future

Andrew Milner  |  June 18, 2014

In the latest installment of our Alliance@PND series, Alliance magazine associate editor Andrew Milner takes a look at how foundations have been working to help people and institutions navigate the turbulent political climate in Ukraine....

Interview With Robert Rubinstein

Interview With Robert Rubinstein

Caroline Hartnell, Robert Rubinstein  |  April 30, 2014

In the latest installment of our Alliance@PND series, Alliance editor Caroline Hartnell chats with Robert Rubinstein, founder of Triple Bottom Line Investing, about what he is doing to persuade the business community to participate in an economy that takes into account people and the environment as well as profit....

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.

Secrets to a Happy Fundraising Career (and a Sane One, Too)

Secrets to a Happy Fundraising Career (and a Sane One, Too)

Sarah Beaulieu  |  April 17, 2014

In the latest article in our MyCareer series, Sarah Beaulieu, a senior advisor to Opportunity Nation and founder of the Enliven Project, shares six tips designed to help development staff stay happy and centered....

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....

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.

Big Data for Social Innovation

Big Data for Social Innovation

Kendra L. Smith, Kevin C. Desouza  |  July 16, 2014

In the latest article in our SSIR series, Arizona State University's Kevin Desouza and Kendra Smith describe four steps that need to be taken to improve the use of big data for social innovation....

Global Family Affair

Global Family Affair

Anne-Claire Pache, Arthur Gautier  |  June 11, 2014

In the latest article in our SSIR series, Anne-Claire Pache and Artjur Gautier of the ESSEC Business School in Paris explain how a wave of global economic growth has shaped the practice of family philanthropy in France....

The Artful Juggler

The Artful Juggler

Fay Twersky  |  May 14, 2014

In the latest article in our SSIR series, Fay Twersky, director of the Effective Philanthropy Group at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and former director of impact planning and improvement at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, tries to pinpoint the qualities that make a great foundation CEO....

TechSoup@PND

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

Best Practices: How to Hashtag

Best Practices: How to Hashtag

Ginny Mies  |  July 2, 2014

In the latest article in our TechSoup series, content curator Ginny Mies gives an overview of what hashtags do and how to track them, and defines five best practices for using them in your organization's social media efforts....

Four Great Resources for Foundation Technology

Four Great Resources for Foundation Technology

Jim Lynch  |  June 4, 2014

In the latest article in our TechSoup@PND series, TechSoup staff writer Jim Lynch highlights a handful of organizations and initiatives that are helping funders leverage technology to further their goals....

Why the Nonprofit Blog Is Here to Stay

Why the Nonprofit Blog Is Here to Stay

Chris Lane  |  May 7, 2014

In the latest article in our TechSoup@PND series, Idealware's Chris Lane explains why the blog format not only is still relevant but remains a powerful tool in the hands of organizations looking to develop and build an audience for their stories....