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  • Business models for sustainability and scale are made, not born. Nonprofits develop strategic plans, but often leave the business model out. This session will…

    Alexa Cortes Culwell, Antony Bugg-Levine, & Janet Gless | Nov. 13, 2014
  • Performance metrics form the backbone for outcome-focused organizations. Well-developed metrics help drive organizational alignment around everything from a nonprofit’s performance review system, to financial…

    Alexa Cortes Culwell, Tiffany Cooper Gueye, & Melanie Moore | Nov. 6, 2014
  • A theory of change is a vital tool, yet its use is widely misunderstood. This session will define and describe theories of change in…

    Alexa Cortes Culwell, Lissette Rodriguez, Gregg Croteau, & Zenub Kakli | Oct. 30, 2014
  • Evaluation has been a necessary evil for most nonprofits—expensive, time-consuming, impractical, and yet an absolute pre-requisite for funding. But is there a better way?…

    Jason Saul & Nolan Gasser | Sep. 30, 2014
  • How can foundations become more effective in catalyzing and sustaining change? Do the conventional tools of strategic philanthropy work for today’s complex social problems?…

    Kathleen Enright, John Kania, Zia Khan, & Hilary Pennington | Sep. 18, 2014
  • Mission creep is a pervasive and extremely debilitating problem that afflicts all too many nonprofit organizations. Some experts believe it is the number-one reason…

    Kim Starkey Jonker, William F. Meehan III, & Sakena Yacoobi | Jun. 18, 2014
  • Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) are among the newest and most promising innovations within the impact investing space. Four years after the first SIB launched…

    Tracy Palandjian & Sam Schaeffer | Jun. 4, 2014
  • Many—and some leaders believe most—nonprofit boards are ineffective. Much is at stake. Weak board governance can diminish a nonprofit’s social impact, cause it to…

    Kim Starkey Jonker, William F. Meehan III, & Kathy Spahn | May. 21, 2014
  • Fundraising mystifies, if not terrifies, most social enterprise leaders. In truth, both for-profit and nonprofit fundraising is a simple, learnable skill. If you can…

    Jonathan C. Lewis | May. 13, 2014
  • Social sector leaders around the world are getting impatient. Conscious of the enormity of the need that exists, they are no longer satisfied with…

    Jeff Bradach, Susan Davis, & Gerald Chertavian | Apr. 29, 2014