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Walker's Legacy

Why We’re Betting on Single Moms

Research has shown that 39 percent of the more than 10 million low-income working families with children in the U.S. are headed by single working mothers.

BootCamp 2018

Getting Rid of the Cookies: My Journey to Financial Aid Disruption

No one can argue that the financial aid process is frustrating.  From complicated federal financial aid forms to conflicting University financial aid policies, for decades the financial aid process has created invisible barriers for our nation’s most vulnerable families.


It's in the Data: Nonprofit Board Service is Good for Business (and Beyond)

A new pathbreaking study demonstrates that companies can advance diversity and inclusion, develop human capital for innovation, and foster economic development and achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals by engaging their employees on nonprofit boards. Here's the scoop.

Bridging Divides

June 2017 Chat Recap: Young Leaders Bridging Divides

Special Olympics

Special Olympics Leaders get Special Support

Most of us know that Special Olympics has a profound impact on the athletes who participate and on communities around the world.

Gigi Raffo

Serving a Cause Greater than Ourselves

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. noted, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?”

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A Small Tree with Stronger Roots

Dispatches from the misty peaks of Yangshuo, China, where 22 conservationists gathered for an intensive leadership training.


Nonprofits, Beware "Reverse Pro Bono"

Should nonprofits ever "donate" knowledge and skills to corporations?


Can Intrapreneurship Get Us Through? A Conversation between Cheryl L. Dorsey and Cody Switzer

Watch Cheryl L. Dorsey, pioneering social entrepreneur and President of Echoing Green, and The Chronicle of Philanthropy's Cody Switzer engage in a vibrant discussion on "intrapreneurship" in times of rapid change.

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Hangout: Creating a Culture that Invests in People

For social purpose organizations, people are our bottom line. Yet it’s not always easy to create a culture that supports ongoing professional development. How do we set aside resources, make the case to our Boards or investors, and identify the most effective supports?


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