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Nonprofit Management

Shaping Global Partnerships for a Post-2015 World

The principles of collective impact offer important lessons for architects of global collaborative efforts.

 

Business

Centered Leadership: Leading with Purpose, Clarity, and Impact

Through stories, tools, and exercises, Centered Leadership outlines an approach for becoming an effective leader, an approach developed and utilized at McKinsey.

 

Technology & Design

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

Rejecting the instinct to do everything, Essentialism investigates the idea of doing "less, but better."

 

Global Issues

The Purpose Economy: How Your Desire for Impact, Personal Growth and Community Is Changing the World

The Purpose Economy describes how a new type of economy is taking shape, one that will emphasize serving the people.

 

Measuring Social Impact

Clear Measurement Counts

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

 

Nonprofit Management

Nothing Succeeds Like Succession

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

 

Board Governance

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.

 

Civil Society

The Color Bind: Talking (and Not Talking) About Race at Work

The Color Bind explores how color blindness and "color cognizance" can influence professional interactions.

 

Fundraising

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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Social Entrepreneurship

The Rise of the Reluctant Innovator

The Rise of the Reluctant Innovator describes the journeys of ten innovators who discovered problems that they couldn't ignore.

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