The Weekly Round Up: The Best in Nonprofits from Around the Web

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Doing Well by Doing Good
A scathing investigative report by the Washington Post about the revolving door between USAID and the nonprofit International Relief and Development, as well as IRD’s alleged questionable operational practices. Great, interesting read.

Is For-Profit the Future of Nonprofit?
For this recap, I just need to take an excerpt from this article that discusses the rise of organizations whose business model is a product-philanthropy exchange: “According to Shriver and Bush Lauren, our convenience is the world’s benefit—and we shouldn’t feel guilty about our materialism.” What do you think? Also, make sure you check out all of the great articles in the Atlantic’s special report on “Philanthropy in America.”

A Cautionary Tale from Africa
In his latest insightful blog post, Bill Gates reviews The Idealist by Nina Munk, which explores a development experiment in Africa, designed and carried out by the accomplished economist, Jeffrey Sachs.

The Importance of Educating Girls
A look at how one girls’ education initiative in Afghanistan tackles security and drums up community support. Watch this powerful video on the work of the Afghan Institute of Learning.

The NPO Leadership Crisis We’re Not Talking About: An Interview with Robert Egger
If you were lucky enough to attend Robert Egger’s session on hunger at the Collaborative conference in San Diego last month, than you already know this is not just a worthy and interesting read, but a must read.

34 Powerful Cause-Related Ads That’ll Make You Stop & Think
How does the ad department at your nonprofit measure up?

Salesforce Bets SaaS Can Change the World with Its New Nonprofit Suite
Salesforce has already changed the way nonprofits handle, organize and manage donor data but the new Salesforce1 for Nonprofits suite is seeking to change the game even further. A must read.

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