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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....

What Am I Buying? Understanding Website Technology & Costs

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....

Designing Brand Experiences for Social Impact

Designing Brand Experiences for Social Impact

Matt Schwartz  |  January 29, 2017

In his latest, Matt Schwartz argues that focus and clarity are critical if brands hope to stand out in our message-saturated world. And for social change organizations, the challenge is even greater....

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 mfn@foundationcenter.org.

The Diversity Gap in the Nonprofit Sector

The Diversity Gap in the Nonprofit Sector

Susan Medina  |  June 14, 2017

Organizations hoping to succeed in the twenty-first century need to continuously cultivate a talent pipeline of diverse high-potential candidates, both internally and externally, writes Battalia Winston's Susan Medina....

Alliance@PND

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

Keeping the 'Open Society' Open

Keeping the 'Open Society' Open

Janis Emmanouilidis  |  June 5, 2017

The increasing polarization of our societies plays into the hands of radical populists, making the work of civil society organizations committed to the values of "open society" more important than ever, writes the European Policy Centre's Janis Emmanouilidis....

MyCareer@PND

PND is pleased to offer articles of interest to jobseekers and prospective employers. To submit an article for consideration, e-mail Mitch Nauffts at mfn@foundationcenter.org.

How to Jumpstart Your Nonprofit Career in 2017

How to Jumpstart Your Nonprofit Career in 2017

Kelly Behrend  |  February 16, 2017

Enact Impact's Kelly Behrend spoke with the experts and asked them a simple question: What is the one piece of advice you would give to a young person just starting out in his or her social change career?...

How to Attract and Retain Next-Gen Talent

How to Attract and Retain Next-Gen Talent

Natalie Hackbarth  |  January 20, 2017

Natalie Hackbarth, inbound marketing manager at Quantum Workplace, outlines three proven ways to attract and retain millennial and Gen Z employees....

SSIR@PND

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.

Dance Revolution

Dance Revolution

Kathy O. Brozek  |  June 26, 2017

In the latest installment of our SSIR@PND series, management consultant Kathy O. Brozek explains how The Wooden Floor is licensing its successful arts education model to break the cycle of poverty....

Against "Big Bets"

Against "Big Bets"

Larry Kramer  |  May 24, 2017

Strategic philanthropy entails risk no less than big bets, and we should acknowledge its importance and effectiveness — and encourage more of it, says Hewlett Foundation president Larry Kramer....

Marine Conservation 2.0

Marine Conservation 2.0

Steve Rocliffe  |  April 25, 2017

By prioritizing the needs of coastal communities, we have a better chance of mobilizing the hundreds of millions of people who work in and around fishing worldwide to support ocean conservation rather than oppose it, writes Blue Ventures' Steve Rocliffe....

TechSoup@PND

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

What You Need to Know About Microsoft Office 365 Nonprofit

What You Need to Know About Microsoft Office 365 Nonprofit

Ginny Mies  |  June 22, 2017

Is your staff spread across several locations? Do they want to do their work on personal devices like smartphones or tablets? Do you have a limited IT budget? Ginny Mies explains why Microsoft Office 365 Nonprofit may be the answer....

A Few Good Methods for Processing Credit Cards

A Few Good Methods for Processing Credit Cards

Dan Rivas, Kyle Henri Andrei  |  May 18, 2017

Whether you're receiving donations over the phone, processing on-site registration fees at your next conference, or ringing up purchases at a booth, gift shop, or craft fair, there are a number of ways to accept credit cards as payment....