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I Think I Can, I Think I Can … I Know I Will!

I’m a Pollyanna, always optimistic, always seeing the glass half full instead of half empty.

UJA-Federation of NYC Exemplifies Changes in Philanthropy

Jewish philanthropy is undergoing a transformation. The challenges it faces are a microcosm of the challenges facing the larger philanthropic community.

Is Your Nonprofit Ready If There Is a Major Funding Loss?

So you’re going along, minding your own nonprofit, putting on great fundraising events, and suddenly the global financial crisis knocks your socks off or, more precisely, knocks out a sizable chunk of your budget.

5 Tips for Attracting Large Donations

Donors are different these days. I’m talking about the individual donor, not foundations. And I’m particularly talking about the donors you hit up for more than $10 per month. How do you inspire donations in the $10,000 range?

Social Media for Small Businesses: It’s About The Bottom Line

Yes, we all know that social media are about conversation and engagement. But how does that conversation get translated into profit for small businesses?

What Will It Take To Get Women Into The Executive Suite?

Recent articles in The Economist and in the Huffington Post  have addressed a topic that I’m very interested in: Women in senior management or the lack thereof.

Can Social Media Change The Way Government Works?

Every day in every way, social media are changing the way the world works.  Now it’s the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that is using Twitter to find out what kind of protection consumers want.

Scaling Nonprofits: Lessons Learned By A Winner

Editor’s Note: This is the last in a 7-part series on Developing A Growth Business Plan. The series is based on presentations made at the Social Impact Exchange Symposium on Scaling Impact held June 14 and on the experiences of nonprofits that participated in the business plan competition.

The Parent-Child Home Program won much more than $50,000 and nine months of free consulting at last year’s Social Impact Exchange Conference.

10 Social Media Habits To Boost Your Business

Yes, you can grow a business without damaging the planet or the people who live on it. From a start-up in 2006 to a presence in 30,000 stores worldwide, Yes To is a success story by any measure. And its values, as explained on its Facebook page, could come straight from “Social Enterprise 101,” if there were such a handbook:

  • a portion of all proceeds has been dedicated to a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization
  • sustainability in products,  partners, and the lives of the company and the people who work for the company
  • a team committed to taking steps to lead greener and more 'aware' lifestyles (organic fruit deliveries! recycling! team yoga!)
  • a healthy, happy team makes everything a little bit better

New Rating System Will Guide Billions In Donations: Will Your Nonprofit Benefit?

Good news! A big step forward has been taken in the way nonprofits will be rated by Charity Navigator (CN), a rating agency that influences the donations of millions of donors. Starting this summer, accountability and transparency will be taken into account, in addition to the traditional financial data.

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