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

 

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
 

Transformative Scale: The Future of Growing What Works

Nine strategies to deliver impact at a scale that truly meets needs.

By Jeffrey Bradach & Abe Grindle | 4 | Feb. 19, 2014
 
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Programs Aren’t Everything

The evaluation of nonprofit outcomes shouldn't focus exclusively on programmatic activity. Here's a look at what it means to take frontline work seriously.

 
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Why Nonprofit Mergers Continue to Lag

The three hurdles that nonprofit managers must overcome to create successful mergers. Includes magazine extras.

 

Creating Successful Nonprofit Mergers

Supplements to the article “Why Nonprofit Mergers Continue to Lag.”

By SSIR Editors | Feb. 19, 2014
 

Emerging Pathways to Transformative Scale

The cofounder of and a consultant at The Bridgespan Group elaborate on important strategies for scaling up social impact.

 

Pathways to Scale for a Place-Based Funder

The VP of program at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation explains how her organization supports local nonprofits.

 

The Road to Scale Runs Through Public Systems

The president and CEO of the Annie E. Casey Foundation writes about the importance of working with public systems.

 

From Innovation to Results

The director of the Social Innovation Fund explains how the fund balances innovation and support for proven programs.

By Grantmakers for Effective Organizations | Spring 2014