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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....

Five Website Initiatives to Consider Post-Launch

Five Website Initiatives to Consider Post-Launch

Johanna Kinsley  |  July 24, 2019

The launch of your new or redsigned website isn't the end of your work, writes Kinsley, it's the beginning. In the latest installment in our Cause-Driven Design® series, Kinsley looks at five things you can do to keep your new website  fresh, relevant, and true to the goals you established during the design/redesign process....

5 Tips for Giving Great Design Feedback

5 Tips for Giving Great Design Feedback

Lily Moaba  |  June 14, 2019

Paying attention to the way in which design feedback is delivered can have a real impact on the success of a project, writes Moaba. By implementing these five tips, you'll be doing your part to make sure that the design process is collaborative and projects run a little more smoothly....

Why Branding & Design Agencies Should Ask Why

Why Branding & Design Agencies Should Ask Why

Lexie McGuire  |  April 5, 2019

One of the most important roles a design firm play as a strategic partner to a client is to identify and politely probe at the client's assumptions. In her latest, Constructive's McGuire explains what that looks like....

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.

An Engaged Board Is a Fundraising Machine

An Engaged Board Is a Fundraising Machine

Jeb Banner  |  August 2, 2019

Your board is critical to your organization's fundraising success. Banner shares six things you can do to make sure your board members are pulling their fundraising weight....

Creating a Donor Stewardship Plan: 3 Best Practices

Creating a Donor Stewardship Plan: 3 Best Practices

Adam Weinger  |  July 12, 2019

A common mistake made by many nonprofits, writes Weinger, is to put so much emphasis on acquiring new donors that they forget to pay attention to the donors they already have. Don't be that nonprofit....

The Essential Guide to Modernizing Your Fundraising

The Essential Guide to Modernizing Your Fundraising

Carl Diesing  |  July 2, 2019

If you've been feeling stuck with fundraising strategies that don't seem to cut it anymore, you're not alone, says Diesing. The good news? Implementing new tech solutions is not as difficult as you might think....

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.

Time to Change the Way We Invest

Time to Change the Way We Invest

Ellen Dorsey  |  August 5, 2019

Based on the experience of the Wallace Global Fund, the foundation she directs, Dorsey offers six simple things foundations can fo to create a better, more sustainable and responsible investment portfolio....

In Search of Peaceful Development

In Search of Peaceful Development

Hope Lyons, Lauren Bradford, Rasha Sansur  |  June 6, 2019

Working in the field of peace and conflict resolution involves a particular set of demands, write Bradford, Lyons, and Sansur. Funders need to be aware and willing to meet them....

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.

Creating New Pathways to Capital

Creating New Pathways to Capital

Alvin Warren, Robin Brulé  |  July 30, 2019

Lack of access to capital not only prevents business growth but also perpetuates cycles of intergenerational poverty and racial inequity that affect families and communities at all levels. Brulé and Warren report on one model that is helping to change that equation in New Mexico....

China’s New Model of Blockchain-Driven Philanthropy

China’s New Model of Blockchain-Driven Philanthropy

Kevin C. Desouza, Xiaofeng Wang  |  June 27, 2019

According to Wang and Desouza, social entrepreneurs in the world's most populous country are using blockchain technology to create a more decentralized and autonomous philanthropic sector....

How to Push DEI Conversations Out of the Comfort Zone

How to Push DEI Conversations Out of the Comfort Zone

Chera Reid, Jara Dean-Coffey  |  May 30, 2019

As we work to advance racial equity in philanthropy, write Reid and Dean-Coffey, four practices can help us find our "learning edge" — the boundary of our comfort zone and competencies where change is truly transformative and freeing....

TechSoup@PND

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

Getting Millennials to Give: Seven Steps

Getting Millennials to Give: Seven Steps

TechSoup Editorial Staff  |  August 19, 2019

In general, the 80-million-strong millennial generation is committed to making the world a better, but, as the editorial staff at TechSoup explains, millennials have their own ideas about why, how, and when to give....