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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....

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 [email protected].

The Importance of Listening for and Sharing Stories

The Importance of Listening for and Sharing Stories

Derrick Feldmann  |  October 15, 2018

Behind every successful social movement, Feldmann reminds us, are people and organizations that have taken the time to listen first and then find and craft stories that pack an emotional punch....

Philanthropy and Cyber-Security

Philanthropy and Cyber-Security

Dan Schoenfeld  |  October 5, 2018

New cyber-security risks are constantly emerging, but with these tips from Fluxx's Schoenfeld your organization can stay one step ahead of the hackers....

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

Muslim Philanthropy the British Way

Muslim Philanthropy the British Way

Asif Aziz  |  October 3, 2018

British Muslim philanthropy is founded on both a robust charity infrastructure and on strong Islamic values, writes Aziz, and it's the job of Muslim philanthropy to carry forward these values and transform the general Muslim practice of charitable giving into a long-term, sustainable program....

The Untapped Potential of Muslim Giving

The Untapped Potential of Muslim Giving

Yunus Sola  |  September 4, 2018

On the eve of the World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists' Global Donors Forum in London, Sola, a co-founder of the Academy of Philanthropy, urges Muslim philanthropists to aim high and dream big....

The Infrastructure Behind the Infrastructure

The Infrastructure Behind the Infrastructure

Lucy Bernholz  |  August 6, 2018

The digital space is the infrastructure we all depend on, writes Bernholz. But for civil society to secure its freedom of thought and action is a major challenge....

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PND is pleased to offer articles of interest to jobseekers and prospective employers. To submit an article for consideration, e-mail Mitch Nauffts at [email protected].

For Your Consideration: Your First Job Should Be a Nonprofit Job

For Your Consideration: Your First Job Should Be a Nonprofit Job

Masha Pearl  |  August 2, 2018

Masha Pearl, executive director of The Blue Card, offers three reasons why taking a nonprofit job as a first job — like she did — could mean gaining great career development opportunities while working for a mission one believes in....

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 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 #GivingTuesday Model

The #GivingTuesday Model

Asha Curran  |  September 25, 2018

Since its creation in 2012, #GivingTuesday has spread across the world, with official movements in forty-six countries and unofficial activity in dozens more. As Curran explains, there are important lessons all nonprofits can learn from its success....

A New Local Movement

A New Local Movement

Sarah Murray  |  August 28, 2018

Freelance journalist Sarah Murray looks at an innovative fund in Chicago that is demonstrating how place-based impact investing can transform a community....

A New Form of Capitalism

A New Form of Capitalism

Sarah Murray  |  July 26, 2018

Social impact bonds (SIBs) do not offer a silver bullet for solving social problems, writes Murray but they may represent the first expression of a new form of capitalism that optimizes risk for return and impact....

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

How to Use Online Surveys at Your Nonprofit

How to Use Online Surveys at Your Nonprofit

Vivek Bhaskaran  |  October 16, 2018

Bhaskaran, a software developer and founder of QuestionPro and SurveyAnalytics, provides a quick primer on how nonprofits can use surveying to improve every aspect of their operations, from program delivery to board recruitment....

7 Tips for Fundraising on Social Media

7 Tips for Fundraising on Social Media

Hanna Harrison  |  August 27, 2018

Social media can be a powerful tool for building relationships with supporters, and Harrison's tips can help your nonprofit get the most out of it....