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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.

My Way, Your Way, and the Highway

My Way, Your Way, and the Highway

Derrick Feldmann  |  February 20, 2019

In his latest, Feldmann shares his thoughts on the tension between new and old and multiple organizations trying to achieve impact on the same issue....

Be Bold, Take Risks

Be Bold, Take Risks

Derrick Feldmann  |  January 21, 2019

Change is hard, Feldmann writes, and requires a willingness on the part of leadership and staff to leave the status quo behind and push in the direction of a new guiding vision....

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.

Wealth and Philanthropy in Russia

Wealth and Philanthropy in Russia

Elisabeth Schimpfössl  |  February 4, 2019

Increasingly, wealthy Russians are giving to charity, but their choice, writes Schimpfössl, is often informed by political and social expediency....

African Philanthropy Comes to the Policy Table

African Philanthropy Comes to the Policy Table

Lisa-Anne Julien  |  January 4, 2019

Foundations and high-net-worth individuals on the continent increasingly are willing to join forces with government to advance policy improvements, Julien argues....

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....

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.

The Power of Letting Go

The Power of Letting Go

Dan Honig  |  December 27, 2018

Honig looks at new research that explores when top-down control works best in international development work and when organizations should let employees in the field navigate challenges using their own judgment....

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....

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....