The Weekly Roundup: The Best in Nonprofits from Around the Web

Weekly Roundup

Disruptive Innovation: Where it Matters Most A nonprofit joins the “innovation” debate, which was sparked by Jill Lepore’s tear down of the word in the New Yorker last week.

New Media, Old Problems in Human Rights A PhD candidate and associate professor write about their new study that concludes new media makes it more difficult for most NGOs to become visible online, although there has also be evidence of the opposite occurring (i.e. leveling the playing field for smaller organizations), making for an interesting debate.

Refugees at Levels Not Seen Since World War II The New York Times provides a thorough look at the UN’s latest report on the current state of refugees around the world.

Where the Most Generous Online Donors Live Forbes reveals where you can find the most generous online donors in the United States. How does your organization’s state rank?

How to Design an Effective Plea for Donations Two new studies investigate the traits of those in need to determine what generates the most empathy and drives donations.

How Groups Make Great Decisions An awesome article with tons of tips about how to create better environments for teams, make bold decisions and become an open, flexible and collaborative workplace.

Wealthy Say Volunteering is Better Than Money In a piece that might spark some debate, Philanthropy chronicles a survey which reported only 39% of wealthy Americans say donating to charity is the way to help disadvantaged communities.

How to Be More Creative in Your Online Campaigns A very thorough teardown of creativity on the Moz blog this week, with tons of tips and tricks for being more creative to get the most out of online marketing campaigns.

Using Recycled Plastic Bottles for New Roofs Carnegie Mellon’s Engineers Without Boarders and the nonprofit Reuse Everything Institute have combined forces to create an awesome, eco-friendly alternative to tin and thatch roofs. 

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