Betsy Sonewald

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New Report Makes the Case for Linking Health and Community Development to Build Stronger, Healthier Communities

I am very pleased to call attention to Making the Case for Linking Community Development and Health, a new report that my colleagues and I have …

How Sustainable Grantmaking Helps Create Age-Friendly Communities That Last

Sustainability has become a watchword in philanthropy, as funders seek to answer a fundamental question: How best to invest in projects that will continue to provide benefits long after the initial funding has been spent? Foundations, government agencies, corporate giving programs, social venture …

We need to stop treating nonprofits the way society treats poor people

During a drink with one of my favorite program officers, I brought up some feedback about how onerous their grant reporting process was. Even though …

Nonprofits

7 Ways to Make Search Results For Your Brand Name Exactly How You Want Them

Most search-engine optimizers focus on purely organic results, based around keywords related to your brand or industry. For example, if you’re a marketing agency, you probably spend time optimizing for phrases like “online marketing agency.”<p>The problem is, though, that by using such phrases, you're …

Armando Veve’s Bold, Meticulously Rendered Drawings

Armando Veve, a Philadelphia-based artist, creates drawings of surreal scenes and constructions, though each element is rendered in realism. His eye …

Art

Nonprofit Marketing: The Same Rules Apply

I want to set the record straight: Nonprofit marketing is not different from for-profit marketing. Plain and simple. The same rules you use for …

Millennials Are Reshaping The World Of Social Impact

The kids are taking over–and rather than being apathetic selfie-takers, they’re bringing a fresh perspective on the most effective ways to change the world.<p>Stories about millennials are unavoidable in the media today. We’ve all heard how they’re knocking at the door to the corner office and already …

These Instagrammers’ Bullet Journals are organizational masterpieces

I’ve struggled with staying organized for as long as I have been accountable to others. In college, I used a very specific Moleskine planner that combined calendar pages with note-taking space. In the working world, I switched to a digital calendar, but no combination of systems, apps, or programs …

Productivity

SiteSee is a curated gallery of beautiful web design

Gone are the days where websites look like a bad acid trip.<p>Despite the ebb and flow of design trends, one thing is certain: In 2016, it’s just as important for websites to have great functionality as it is to have great looks.<p>If you’re an admirer of beautiful websites, we have the perfect …

Fundraising Email Lessons From charity: water, St. Jude’s, and Red Cross

Over the past month, our site has featured a handful of informative posts and resources on why fundraising emails are important, fundraising email …

Marketing

Keys To Improving Leadership Communication

Consciousness

1 Reason No One Is Reading Your Content

How to improve one of the most commonly neglected components of your blog.<p>In 2014 I started publishing blog posts on LinkedIn Pulse. At the time I worked in an obscure industry, and had no national brand behind my name. I had never read anything about content marketing, and had no intention of …

Corporate Culture

How to Create a Coffee-Stained Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

What You'll Be CreatingEnvato Elements is a creative subscription for digital assets that will offer a library of high-quality, curated content from …

Graphics

The artist calling BS on your ‘motivational’ Instagram feeds

“Happiness will never come to those who don’t appreciate what they already have.” What if all you have is an internship and crippling debts? This is one of the questions posed by London-based, Irish-born illustrator Laura Callaghan after finding herself sick and tired of the sea of …

Formerly Homeless 13-Year-Old Entrepreneur Closes Business in Order to Help People in Shelters: 'It's My Way of Saying Thank You'

A formerly homeless teen entrepreneur has closed his designer bath products business in order to focus entirely on making and donating soaps to …