United States

A Better Way to Share Annual Reports?

Each year, nonprofit organizations spend valuable time and money on pulling together an annual report. Is there a better way to reach the same goals but with less time, effort and money?

2012 – Year of Taking Risks and Being Bold Says Leaders

Arabella Advisors released Impact 2012, a collection of first-hand pieces from Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, and 11 other prominent leaders from the public, nonprofit, and for-profit sectors offering their advice about how to be more strategic and create more impact for 2012.

New Law in California Promotes Social Entrepreneurship

California passed a new law today that will support social enterprises. The new laws, AB 361 (Benefit Corporations) and SB 201 (Flexible Purpose Corporations) provides two additional forms of legal entities to consider for entrepreneurs wishing to create social enterprises.

Community Foundation Model Broken?

In the U.S., over 700 community foundations administer $31 billion in charitable funds. But is the community foundation model broken or working too well in helping donors with their philanthropic interests?

Melinda Gates and Social Media

Within 21 hours of joining Twitter, Melinda Gates (@melindagates) has 17,876 followers. Why is she twittering? Melinda says on her blog post: There is not a moment to waste when millions of people’s lives and futures are at stake.

Quick Look at the Fundraising Field in the U.S.

We receive many email requests asking about funding sources and how organizations can raise their much needed funds. While we have limited experience in how to fundraise in all the Asian countries, perhaps best practices in the U.S. fundraising field can be tweaked to fit the local situation.

The Nexus Youth Summit

The inaugural Nexus Youth Summit brought together over 300 young wealth holders, philanthropists, and social entrepreneurs from around the world to discuss ideas and connect with peers in a safe space. Part of the time was spent at the United Nations as part of the Year of Youth high-level meetings.