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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.

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....

Is Your Nonprofit Ready to Play a Leading Role?

Is Your Nonprofit Ready to Play a Leading Role?

Derrick Feldmann  |  August 4, 2014

In the latest article in our Sustainable Nonprofit series, Achieve president Derrick Feldmann helps readers determine whether their organizations are truly relevant....

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....

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.

Impact Investing – A Third Path

Impact Investing – A Third Path

Geeta Goel  |  July 30, 2014

In the latest installment of our Alliance@PND series, Geeta Goel, director of mission investing at the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, considers the recommendations of Monitor Deloitte's Beyond the Pioneer report and calls on philanthropy to invest in and help scale market-based solutions to poverty....

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....

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.

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"....

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....

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....