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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....

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].

Leading Narrative Change

Leading Narrative Change

Thaler Pekar  |  April 11, 2018

Thaler Pekar, CEO of Thaler Pekar & Partners, argues that leaders who are committed to narrative change need to model sincere respect for the hard work involved in finding, making sense of, and sharing stories....

Labels…Do They Matter?

Labels…Do They Matter?

Derrick Feldmann  |  February 27, 2018

In his latest for PND, Feldmann asks us to consider whether the labels we use to describe our supporters and potential supporters might be hurting our organizations and causes....

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Asian Giving Circles Come of Age

Asian Giving Circles Come of Age

Rob John  |  April 4, 2018

Giving circles are growing in popularity around the world, writes Rob John, and research suggests they are likely to play a significant role in shaping a new generation of donors....

Rules of the Road for Nonprofit Journalism Funding

Kevin Loker, Tom Rosenstiel  |  March 5, 2018

As the traditional advertising model for media continues to shrink, the role of philanthropic funding in journalism has never been more important — or problematic.... 

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....

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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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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.

Four Strategies for Large Systems Change

Four Strategies for Large Systems Change

Steve Waddell  |  March 27, 2018

How can diverse change efforts that aim for a similar outcome be thought of comprehensively? What are the relationships between them? And how do they interact most powerfully to speed change? Veteran community organizer Steve Waddell breaks it down for us....

Social Enterprise Is Not Social Change

Jason Spicer, Marshall Ganz, Tamara Kay  |  February 23, 2018

The solution to systemic social problems, argue Ganz, Kay, and Spicer, is collective political action by organized constituencies using the power of democratic government to overcome resistance to structural social change — not more social entrepreneurship....

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....

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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.

GDPR Takes Effect in May 2018 — Is Your Nonprofit Ready?

GDPR Takes Effect in May 2018 — Is Your Nonprofit Ready?

Andrea Simandi, Cameron Birge  |  April 16, 2018

Europe's new privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), takes effect May 25, and it will impact some nonprofits in the United States. Microsoft's Cameron Birge and Andrea Simandi explain....

How Nonprofits Can Raise More Money: 6 Trends to Watch

Michael Stein  |  March 14, 2018

Against a backdrop marked by political turmoil and rapid technological change, TechSoup contributor Stein highlights six trends for nonprofits to consider as they create and implement their fundraising and donor engagement plans for the year....

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....