Tool Kit
February 09, 2017

How Nonprofits Can Advocate Effectively — and Stay Within the Law

Advice to help you educate legislators about your causes without running afoul of regulations on lobbying and politicking.

Article
February 07, 2017

11 Ways for Nonprofits to Build Ties With Lawmakers

Experts see this as one of the most basic kinds of advocacy. Here’s how to get started.

Article
January 30, 2017

How Students Can Prepare for a Nonprofit Career

In her latest advice column, nonprofit expert Allison Fine answers a reader's question about students who want to go right from college into work that benefits others. In a quandary about your career? Need tips on leadership? Ask Allison.

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January 26, 2017

How One Group Created a Statement on Diversity and Equity

Americans for the Arts used a model document that spoke with authority without being rigid: the U.S. Constitution.

Article
January 12, 2017

How to Pitch Your Nonprofit to the Media

Research, careful wording, and flexible timing can help you get a reporter’s attention.

Article
January 04, 2017

Nonprofit That Trained Caseworkers to Coach Clients Sees Less Employee Burnout

Professional coaching gave caseworkers new tools to help social-service clients and offered a bonus — less stress for the caseworkers. 

Article
December 15, 2016

How Emily’s List Turned Donors’ Attention to Planned Giving

Sensing supporters’ curiosity about legacy gifts, the pro-choice political-action committee surveyed donors and adapted communications to draw more bequests.

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December 01, 2016

How to Advocate and Stay Within the Law During a Political Transition

A guide for nonprofits on advocacy between the election and the inauguration.

Article
August 25, 2016

A Tech Solution Helps a Busy Charity’s Clients Find Help

Action for Boston Community Development built a computer system to make it easier to navigate its wide variety of social services and locations.

Article
August 24, 2016

A Fellowship Program Creates Paths to Boosting Diversity at Foundations

By introducing professionals of color to work in the field, a regional network of grant makers aims to make philanthropy more inclusive and effective.