Celebration of Best Practices in Nonprofit Management

  • Posted on: 23 May 2014
  • By: Margaux

Yesterday The Washington Post and the Center for Nonprofit Advancement hosted their 20th annual celebration of best practices in nonprofit management. Read my recap and key take-aways here.

Mission: A Tool for Finding Balance

  • Posted on: 27 March 2014
  • By: Margaux

How are you spending your time, energy and money? It is moving your organization closer to accomplishing its mission?

Don't Get Lost in the Crowd!

  • Posted on: 13 March 2014
  • By: Margaux

On the web these days, there are so many "good causes" competing for people's time, attention and dollars. How can you make sure yours doesn't get lost? In this post I share some key points.

Data Visualization as a Tool for Social Change

  • Posted on: 28 February 2014
  • By: Margaux

The Interventions Showcase is a new online content discovery tool that uses interactive data visualization techniques to help community colleges connect with, learn from, and help each other.

Iconography for Categorizing Content

  • Posted on: 3 February 2014
  • By: Margaux

Nonprofits are beginning to use iconography -- establishing a recognizable, visual symbol to correspond with an area of focus, and repeating it as a visual cue throughout the site -- to categorize content on content-rich websites.

People Movin: See Human Migration Patterns Worldwide

  • Posted on: 19 October 2013
  • By: Margaux
Visualization of where immigrants to the United States are coming from

Here's a brilliant example of a web-based data visualization tool, which helps people see patterns in what would otherwise be a pretty overwhelming set of information -- human migration between countries, worldwide.

Unfavorable Articles in Google Search Results

  • Posted on: 8 August 2012
  • By: Margaux

"When you Google [our organization's name], a couple of unfavorable articles come up in the top 10 results. How can we fix this?" someone asked me today. Here's how I replied.

Be Yourself

  • Posted on: 2 May 2012
  • By: Margaux

Be yourself. It might feel like a risk, but it's less of a risk than being someone else.