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Nonprofit Management

The Five Dysfunctions of a Digital Team

When an organization's external digital presence is inconsistent or incoherent, this is nearly always a symptom of deeper internal structural problems.


Technology & Design

Reducing Poverty Through Personal Manufacturing

The problem with traditional charity is that it gives little or no thought to the power of incentives or the necessity of self sufficiency.

By Kartik Gada | Oct. 11, 2011

Nonprofit Management

Nonprofit Mergers: Are You Negotiating with the Right Party?

When deciding to merge with another nonprofit, you must take into account the other organization's management.

By Jean Butzen | 1 | Oct. 10, 2011

Technology & Design

Apps and Other Innovations Steve Jobs Gave to Nonprofits

Steve Jobs benefited the nonprofit sector by radically leveling the technological playing field.

By Curtis Chang | 3 | Oct. 7, 2011
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Nonprofit Management

Government Nonprofit Policy—How Much More Can the Sector Take?

Now there is a focus on nonprofit executive pay at the state level. Government has routinely picked battles with the nonprofit sector.

By John Brothers | 1 | Oct. 6, 2011


Mexico’s Businesses Cooperation: a Global Model for Health Care Innovation

Workplace wellness councils are emerging as one of the most powerful leaders in reducing health care costs and improving health.

By Rich Tafel | 1 | Oct. 5, 2011

Nonprofit Management

“Oops, I Failed Again”

Face-to-face conversations among CEOs reminds and reassures them that that failure is, in fact, the norm and does not preclude success.

By Aaron Hurst | 7 | Oct. 4, 2011


An Open Source Approach to Medical Research

An interview with Stephen Friend about using using open source to encourage collaboration and share health information.

By Roshan Paul & Alexa Clay | 1 | Oct. 3, 2011

Nonprofit Management

Three Nonprofit Hiring Mistakes to Avoid

For one client, four successive poor hires for one mid-level position had profound consequences on its scorecard.

By Curtis Chang | 3 | Sep. 29, 2011

Technology & Design

Worth a Look: Digital Content Tool makes it easy to share the things you're reading, talking about, and interested in without adding a whole new platform to your daily work.

By Amy Sample Ward | 4 | Sep. 28, 2011