9 Best Articles on Nonprofits
The most useful articles on nonprofits from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 Nonprofits Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on nonprofits by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- Nonprofit Boards are Weird
- Inside effective altruism, where the far future counts a lot more more the present
- Nonprofits may need to spend about one-third of their budget on overhead to thrive
- You have $8 billion. You want to do as much good as possible. What do you do?
- What Happens When a Company (Like Patagonia) Transfers Ownership to a Nonprofit?
Short on time? Check out these useful short articles on nonprofits—all under 10 minutes.
Inside effective altruism, where the far future counts a lot more more the present
The giving philosophy, which has adopted a focus on the long term, is a conservative project, consolidating decision-making among a small set of technocrats.
Reimagining Philanthropy to Build a Culture of Repair
For philanthropy to heal, it must see reparations as central to its work. This means not only transferring control of assets to communities, but also embedding repair into its practices.
What If Donated Food Was Delightful?
A Chicago nonprofit is reinventing the food bank with better-than-store-bought produce, friendly delivery and an emphasis on client satisfaction.
What Happens When a Company (Like Patagonia) Transfers Ownership to a Nonprofit?
Patagonia will now be run by a nonprofit foundation. The shift generated a lot of headlines, but outside of the U.S. this form of ownership is not new. “Shareholder foundations” have quietly prospered…
The nonprofits cleaning up the oil and gas industry’s ‘dirty little secret’
These organizations are tackling the vast problem of orphaned wells.
These are some of the most-read long-form articles on nonprofits.
Nonprofit Boards are Weird
With great power comes, er, unclear responsibility and zero accountability.
Nonprofits may need to spend about one-third of their budget on overhead to thrive
Two scholars found that when arts nonprofits devote 35% of their budget to overhead, they fare best in terms of attendance.
How Can Nonprofits Benefit from Blogging
A special guest post from Ryan Biddulph to help nonprofits assess the value of running an active blog and interact with influencers.
You have $8 billion. You want to do as much good as possible. What do you do?
Inside the Open Philanthropy Project, the group tasked with giving away Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz's massive fortune.
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High Country News
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MIT Technology Review
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Harvard Business Review
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