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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....

Deepening Audience Engagement With Long-Form Content

Deepening Audience Engagement With Long-Form Content

Matt Schwartz  |  October 23, 2017

Communicating complicated ideas can be a significant challenge for social change organizations trying to reach diverse audiences in a short-attention-span world. But it's something long-form content is particularly well suited for. Constructive's Matt Schwartz explains....

What Am I Buying? Understanding Website Technology & Costs

Ian Mariano  |  May 30, 2017

Your website is a critical part of how audiences experience your organization's brand, says Constructive's Ian Mariano, and the choices you make about website technology have a significant impact on how effective it will be in accomplishing your organizational goals....

Content Strategy and Copywriting for Social Impact

Content Strategy and Copywriting for Social Impact

Quinn MacRorie  |  March 22, 2017

There's lots of good (and not so good) writing on the Web, which is why it's important, writes Constructive's Quinn MacRorie, to structure and format your content so as to capture and keep your readers' attention....

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].

Corporate Philanthropy and Fundraising: 3 Smart Integrations

Corporate Philanthropy and Fundraising: 3 Smart Integrations

Adam Weinger  |  November 21, 2017

Adam Weinger, president of Double the Donation, offers advice for nonprofits looking to tap into corporate philanthropy into their fundraising efforts and establishing a long-term relationship with corporate supporters....

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The Crisis of Civic Media

The Crisis of Civic Media

Bruce Sievers, Patrice Schneider  |  February 6, 2018

Rational public discourse is being subverted by a combination of technological and cultural forces, write Sievers and Schneider, resulting in a weakening of civic media and posing a grave threat to democracy itself....

The Media Philanthropy Space in 2017

Eric Karstens  |  January 3, 2018

Philanthropies now support media and journalism to a spectacular degree — some $1.3 billion annually between 2011 and 2015, notes media consultant Eric Karstens, but there is room for foundations to do even more....

Supporting Independent Media in an Age of Misinformation

James Deane  |  December 5, 2017

Independent media is under attack, writes James Deane, director of policy and research at BBC Media Action, and greater information sharing, strategic dialogue, and commitment to mutual understanding is needed if we hope to successfully address the threat....

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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....

5 Interview No-Nos

5 Interview No-Nos

Allison Fuller  |  November 28, 2017

You've landed that all-important third interview, and it's with a real person; to give yourself a fighting chance of landing the job, writes Envision Consulting's Allison Fuller, be sure to avoid these five interview "sins"....

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The Art of the Development Deal

The Art of the Development Deal

Richard J. Crespin  |  January 25, 2018

The CEO of CollaborateUp argues that the Trump administration can make foreign assistance more politically sustainable by driving better deals for the American people while improving lives in the developing world....

How Field Catalysts Galvanize Social Change

Bill Breen, Matt Plummer, Taz Hussein  |  December 28, 2017

As funders and nonprofits increasingly recognize that no single organization or strategy can solve a complex social challenge at scale, they are joining forces with a type of intermediary organization built to serve as a hub for advocacy and action and roll all stakeholders toward a defined goal....

Unconventional Wisdom

Sarah Murray  |  November 27, 2017

In the latest installment of our [email protected] series, Sarah Murray explains how the Rockefeller Foundation's "scan and search" approach casts a wide net to identify the issues it is best suited to tackle....

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6 Tips to Help You Select the Right Online Fundraising Platform

6 Tips to Help You Select the Right Online Fundraising Platform

Michael Stein  |  February 14, 2018

Selecting an online fundraising platform is a great opportunity to boost your organization's capacity to engage with supporters and raise money, but the process can be daunting. In this short article, tech consultant Michael Stein shares six things you can do to help the selection process go smoothly....

How to Choose a CMS for Your Nonprofit

Wes Holing  |  January 22, 2018

The content management system (CMS) is the core of your website. And because it drives so much of your Web visitors' experience, there's a lot to consider before settling on one....

5 Ways to Grow Your Email List on the Cheap

Michael Stein  |  December 11, 2017

Futurist and tech observer Michael Stein shares five things you can do to grow your all-important email list(s)....