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Leadership Nightmares and How to Wake Up From Them: “Excellent Vision, Poor Execution”
By Lilya Wagner on July 11, 2011 | No Comment
Leadership Nightmares and How to Wake Up From Them: “Excellent Vision, Poor Execution”

Is everything spinning out of control in your world? The economy has wreaked havoc with your fundraising goal.  Major donors don’t return phone calls.  The board pressures you to find new donors, when you know …

Social Media and CSR: Are We There Yet? New White Paper Social Media and CSR: Are We There Yet? New White Paper

Social media is almost a given. With over 141 million Americans on Facebook and over 600 million worldwide, according to Compete.com, 31 million on Twitter, and 100 million on LinkedIn, it is rare to convene …

Affleck’s Toughest Role: Helping War-Ravaged Eastern Congo
By Tom Watson on April 16, 2011 | No Comment
Affleck’s Toughest Role: Helping War-Ravaged Eastern Congo

Celebrity philanthropy can be a mixed bag. For all the attention it can bring to a cause, sometimes the baggage simply isn’t worth it. [See Madonna, Malawi et al]. Yet when actor Ben Affleck sat …

La Pietra Coalition Puts Women’s Rights on Global Agenda: Q&A with Sandra Taylor
By Tom Watson on April 14, 2011 | No Comment
La Pietra Coalition Puts Women’s Rights on Global Agenda: Q&A with Sandra Taylor

The La Pietra Coalition first gathered two years ago in a Renaissance villa outside Florence with a goal of putting the drive for women’s rights and economic growth front and center on the global leadership …

Philanthropic Response Evolves As Japanese Crisis Deepens
By Susan Carey Dempsey on March 28, 2011 | No Comment
Philanthropic Response Evolves As Japanese Crisis Deepens

It is a sad truth that the global community has experienced so many devastating humanitarian catastrophes in recent years that it has become well understood that the best way to help immediately is to donate cash …

Invest in Egypt’s Courageous Youth
By Susan U. Raymond on February 11, 2011 | One Comment
Invest in Egypt’s Courageous Youth

Egypt is my second home.  I have walked Tahrir and its streets so many times as a student and then as a professional. I know every building I have seen on television. So many memories …

Taking on the iPhone: 5,000 Sign Petition Protesting App Ban
By Tom Watson on December 13, 2010 | No Comment
Taking on the iPhone: 5,000 Sign Petition Protesting App Ban

When is an extra click and a “walled garden” software market bad for philanthropy? When it closes off easy access to mobile giving, according to online nonprofit activists. The last week has seen an interesting …

Give More, Gain More: Charity Aids Personal and Professional Growth
By Ronn Torossian on October 29, 2010 | One Comment
Give More, Gain More: Charity Aids Personal and Professional Growth

I am often asked if certain charitable initiatives will help companies make more, or be portrayed better and my professional answer is always: Only if you are dedicated to it and really believe in it.

Social Outcomes and the Missionary Sell: Lifting Sights, Changing Norms
By Mario Morino on July 14, 2010 | No Comment
Social Outcomes and the Missionary Sell: Lifting Sights, Changing Norms

All this year, I have been writing a blue streak—here, here, and here—on the topic of “managing to outcomes.” In this, the fourth and final column in this series, I will focus on …

Commentary – The Social Innovation Fund: Innovation for What?
By Pablo Eisenberg on June 20, 2010 | 10 Comments
Commentary – The  Social Innovation Fund: Innovation for What?

Although the Obama Administration has asserted that it wants to support and strengthen nonprofit organizations, it has neither understood the vastness, diversity and needs of the nonprofit community nor launched a serious initiative …

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