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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....

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].

Why You Need to Build Your Nonprofit's Employment Brand and How to Do It

Why You Need to Build Your Nonprofit's Employment Brand and How to Do It

Jeff Ballow  |  June 15, 2018

Jeff Ballow, a director of consulting at Community Resource Exchange, explains the growing importance of knowing — and being able to communicate — your organization's "employment brand" to differentiate your nonprofit from other groups and attract the best talent.... 

Are You Too Predictable?

Are You Too Predictable?

Derrick Feldmann  |  May 23, 2018

Predictable is good when you're a nonprofit organization — except when it isn't. Derrick Feldmann explains...

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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.

Riding the Tiger of Technological Change

Riding the Tiger of Technological Change

Rhodri Davies  |  June 4, 2018

Philanthropy support organizations have a vital role in ensuring that disruptive technology leads to change for the better, argues Rhodri Davies, head of policy at the UK-based Charities Aid Foundation....

Foundations at Scale

Andrew Milner  |  May 3, 2018

What do foundations and donors mean when they talk about "scaling up" interventions? In the latest installment of our series, Alliance's Andrew Milner explains and shares some examples....

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....

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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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When Philanthropy Meets Advocacy

When Philanthropy Meets Advocacy

Patrick Guerriero, Susan Wolf Ditkoff  |  May 29, 2018

Increasing numbers of Americans want charitable organizations to step into the policy arena and lead the causes they care about. But if philanthropists are going to help make that happen, argue Patrick Guerriero and Susan Wolf Ditkoff, they will need to work through five fundamental questions....

Taps and Toilets for All

Gary White, Matt Damon  |  April 11, 2018

For tens of millions of people, getting fresh water is a daily struggle that dominates their lives. But according to Water.org co-founders Gary White and Matt Damon, we have the tools to bring the water and sanitation crisis to an end....

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....

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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.

8 Digital Fundraising Tips for 2018

8 Digital Fundraising Tips for 2018

Michael Stein  |  June 14, 2018

Ready to supercharge your fundraising results? These tips from digital strategist Michael Stein are sure to help....

What Type of Data Should My Nonprofit or Foundation Collect?

Alexandra Pittman  |  May 21, 2018

What type of data should your social impact organization be collecting? Alexandra Pittman, founder and CEO of ImpactMatter, a platform designed to make it easy for organizations to track trends hiding in their data, shares some advice....

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....