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Nonprofit Trends and Inspiration: Top 5 TrendSpotter Favorites of 2023

Nonprofit Trends and Inspiration: Top 5 TrendSpotter Favorites of 2023

Winter solstice falls on December 21 and, in some cultures, is known as “the day the sun stands still.” It is the shortest day of the year – with just 8 hours and 46 minutes of sunlight. It is also the astronomical beginning of winter. From this day forward, days will...

5 Truths about Solving Social Issues

5 Truths about Solving Social Issues

There have been rumors lurking in the corners of social entrepreneurship gatherings. I have heard them whispered: “There are investors who want to pursue impact investing, but we don’t have the right deal flow.” Impact investing is growing rapidly. A recent piece in...

The State of Generosity in America

The State of Generosity in America

The holiday season brings many ways to give and receive generosity. To me, generosity is a virtue defined as willingly giving away your time, money and attention – without expectation of anything in return. This feeling is a hallmark of the season. People are nicer,...

How Opportunity Assessments Can Help Nonprofits Size up New Opportunities

How Opportunity Assessments Can Help Nonprofits Size up New Opportunities

Because the social sector is in the business of changing the world, we often are inclined to see every need or idea as a call to action. The result of taking on too many opportunities comes in the form of mission creep, donor confusion or staff burnout. Research...

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