March 2, 2015
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Policy / Social Context

Havana Dreams: Nonprofits and the Realities of Reinstating Diplomatic Relations with Cuba

HavanaAfter decades of isolation, the doors of Cuba are flinging open, with nonprofits and social enterprises among those who hope to rediscover the island 90 miles away. Both Cubans and Americans might be well advised to take it slowly.

Rick Cohen | Thursday, 26 February 2015

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Philanthropy

Increases in Charitable Giving Projected, But Where Will That Money Land?

Debbie DownerThis may come across as more “Debbie Downer”-ing about the post-recession recovery in charitable giving, but, as in the larger economy, it is very likely that the fruits will go primarily to the top 3%—in this case, of nonprofits.

Ruth McCambridge | Wednesday, 25 February 2015

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Policy / Social Context

Changing the Game: How to Make Your Human Service Organization a Powerful Policy Advocate

GamesBuilding your organization’s advocacy power pays off in many ways. Find out here how one mental health agency embraced the task full-on.

Laurel O’Sullivan | Tuesday, 24 February 2015

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Philanthropy

What’s the Purpose of a Thank-you Letter?

Thanking donorsThank-you letters should be a return gift, an extraordinary experience with emotional value. Here are some examples you can use as models.

Simone Joyaux | Friday, 20 February 2015

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Opinion & Commentary

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Voices from the field

What a Tool Tuesday

  • Sarah Lozanova | 15 July, 2014

    SpeedNPQ has written a lot over the years about the value of engagement in the development of programs that creatively meet the needs of a community. In this story, employee and resident engagement are central to the program model.