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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.  

August 04, 2016

Nonprofits Can Help Shape Public Policy in an Election Year — With Care

How to advocate for a cause without risking your tax-exempt status.

July 06, 2016

Data at the Speed of Life

Rather than making charities wait years for study findings, IDinsight offers feedback while projects are ongoing so organizers can change course midstream and get the most from limited resources.

May 02, 2016

Best of Online Fundraising: Tactics That Work

The Chronicle asked experts and readers to identify charities that stand out in their use of the Internet to gain support and sell their causes.

April 20, 2016

Staying Healthy While Doing Good: Managing Stress in a Nonprofit Job

Tips for being productive at the office while preserving work-life balance.