November 1, 2014


Service learning’s ripple effect: Millennials and public service

Service learning is a teaching and learning strategy that “integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility and strengthen communities.” Today, it has reached classrooms from kindergarten through college and beyond. But it got off the ground in the early ‘90s, which means that Millennials and service learning came of age together.

Fundraising/Giving

The charitable face of data: Using big data to enhance nonprofit giving

Harnessing big data to make small changes to the giving process can result in substantial increases in donations because charities appear more appealing and can target the right people, explains Jed Mole with Acxiom.

Management/Leadership

Who do you want on your board — and why? Intentional board development creates sustainability

Patti Gillenwater, CEO of Elinvar, shows how intentionally building your board will ensure the sustainability of your nonprofit and the engagement of your board members.


Marketing/Communications

Creating effective mission and vision statements starts with asking questions

Mission and vision statements are pretty standard for nonprofit organizations. But their creation and revision over time can challenge even the most effective nonprofit managers. SHOESTRING: the nonprofit's agency shows that answering a few questions and sticking to a simple formula should make the process easier.

Special Reports

Trend Spotter: Using social media

Although nonprofits like that social media helps publicize events and reach out to new audiences, many do not have the time, staff or capacity to effectively use and manage social media. The good news is a number of resources can help nonprofits interested in investing in the use of social media. For the full story, click here.


    Resource Directory

    • CauseVox
      CauseVox is an online fundraising and crowdfunding platform for social good. Nonprofits and individuals, anywhere in the world, can use CauseVox to create a beautiful website to raise funds.
    • The Duke Endowment
      The Duke Endowment has worked to help people and strengthen communities in North Carolina and South Carolina by nurturing children, promoting health, educating minds and enriching spirits.
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