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Innovative ideas to help leaders of nonprofits and NGOs be more effective

 

Measuring and Improving Social Impacts: A Guide for Nonprofits, Companies, and Impact Investors

Measuring Social Impacts outlines a five-step method for figuring out which impacts matter and how to measure them.

 

Strategic Philanthropy for a Complex World

Foundations need to adopt a more emergent approach to strategic philanthropy.

 

Planning Meets Strategy

The work of transforming an organization starts with a readiness to question its scale, its scope, and even its core identity.

 

Lost in Translation

It’s time for people in the nonprofit community to reclaim the language of nonprofit evaluation.

 
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Franchising a “Fireball”

Aflatoun, a global social and financial education program, is relying on partnerships rather than centralized control to scale up.

 

Clear Measurement Counts

A commitment to impact evaluation is the mark of a nonprofit organization that takes its work seriously.

By Kim Jonker & William F. Meehan III | 3 | Mar. 20, 2014
 

Nothing Succeeds Like Succession

One test of a nonprofit organization hinges on whether it can manage a difficult leadership transition.

By Kim Jonker & William F. Meehan III | 1 | Mar. 12, 2014
 

A Better Board Will Make You Better

High-performing nonprofits benefit from having a board of directors that functions as more than a rubber stamp.

 

Fundraising Is Fundamental (If Not Always Fun)

Overcoming a reluctance to ask people for money is a crucial step that every nonprofit leader must make.

 
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Scaling Up Excellence: Getting to More without Settling for Less

Scaling Up Excellence uses stories of struggle and success from various organizations to explore the idea of scaling.

By Robert I. Sutton & Huggy Rao | 1 | Feb. 20, 2014