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Cause-Driven Design

In Cause-Driven Design®, Matt Schwartz, founder and director of strategy at , 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 11, 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

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 [email protected].

Less Hassle and Still Charitable: Why Projects Choose Fiscal Sponsorship

Less Hassle and Still Charitable: Why Projects Choose Fiscal Sponsorship

Jenny Lah, Michael Jarvis  |  September 4, 2019

Jarvis, executive director of the Transparency and Accountability Initiative, and Lah, an independent consultant who specializes in strategy, research, and organizational development, explore the pros and cons of the fiscal sponsorship model....

Ten Years of Millennial Research: What I'd Do Differently

Ten Years of Millennial Research: What I'd Do Differently

Derrick Feldmann  |  August 30, 2019

Feldmann shares insights from the final Millennial Impact Report — the culmination of a decade of research conducted by the Case Foundation and research teams he led into cause behaviors of the generation born between 1980 and 2000 — about issues he wishes the project had explored further....

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Through an agreement with UK-based , PND is pleased to be able to offer a series of articles about global philanthropy.

Human Rights: A Bread and Butter Issue?

Human Rights: A Bread and Butter Issue?

Victoria Ibezim-Ohaeri  |  September 6, 2019

Economic rights need to take center stage, writes Ibezim-Ohaeri, before civil and political rights actually mean something for the millions of people globally living in deep poverty....

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....

Understanding and Assessing Impact in Peace Funding

Hope Lyons  |  July 8, 2019

Peace-building is sensitive work, writes Lyons, and approaches to assessing it, as the Rockefeller Brothers Fund is learning, need to be equally sensitive....

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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....

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Through an agreement with the , PND is pleased to be able to offer a series of articles and profiles related to the "business" of improving society.

Eight Myths of U.S. Philanthropy

Eight Myths of U.S. Philanthropy

Lilly Family School of Philanthropy  |  September 30, 2019

By examining the eight common myths of philanthropy — including who gives, how they give, and to what end — we can better comprehend the breadth and diversity of giving....

When White Philanthropy Funded Black Power

Marilyn Harris  |  August 30, 2019

Harris, a journalist, shares details of a working paper authored by Claire Dunning, an assistant professor at the University of Maryland's School of Public Policy, that examines a high-minded but "short-lived and largely forgotten" experiment aimed at improving race relations and the living standards of African Americans in 1970s Boston....

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....

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

5 Steps to Address Your Nonprofit's Social Media Concerns

5 Steps to Address Your Nonprofit's Social Media Concerns

Julia Campbell  |  September 23, 2019

Do the words "social media" cause executives at your nonprofit to break out in hives? Here are five simple things your organization can do to avoid the worst-case scenario and get the most out of these powerful and increasingly popular tools.... 

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....

Why Is TechSoup Investing in a New Nonprofit Marketplace?

Marnie Webb  |  July 16, 2019

As software moves from a one-time-fee model to a subscription-based model, TechSoup is rethinking how it supports nonprofits. The organization's chief community impact officer explains....