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Using Collective Impact to End Homelessness

If a community wants to achieve something breathtaking, getting the right sectors to the table is a great place to start.

By Becky Kanis | Oct. 14, 2011

Nonprofit Management

Four Models for Managing Digital at Your Organization

The right structure and leadership for digital at your organization will impact your performance more than any other digital initiative.



Social Innovation, Evolving to Law

California's social venture legislation is part of a broader evolution of social innovation.

By Neetal Parekh | 2 | Oct. 12, 2011

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