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Nonprofit Management


Innovative ideas to help nonprofit leaders better manage their organization


Nonprofit Management

The Cliff of Unintended Consequences

Making a case for nonprofit talent development.

By Alexandra Mitchell & Jeffrey Pryor | 3 | Jan. 24, 2013

Nonprofit Management

What Obama’s Campaign Can Teach Nonprofits About Measurement

Five measurement practices that Obama’s campaign and high-performing nonprofits have in common.

By Matthew Forti & Colin Murphy | 4 | Jan. 22, 2013

Nonprofit Management

Embracing Emergence: How Collective Impact Addresses Complexity

Collective impact is upending conventional wisdom on how we achieve social progress.

By John Kania & Mark Kramer | 6 | Jan. 21, 2013

Nonprofit Management

Surviving the Fiscal Cliff

The one thing every nonprofit should do in the face of federal tax increases and spending cuts.

By David Fetterman | 10 | Jan. 17, 2013

Nonprofit Management

Certainty Versus Confidence

Leaders of social change can benefit from making the distinction.

By Thaler Pekar | 13 | Jan. 11, 2013

Nonprofit Management

The Strategic Plan is Dead. Long Live Strategy.

In today’s fast-changing world, why freeze your strategic thinking in a five-year plan?


Nonprofit Management

Skills-Based Volunteering: The New Executive Training Ground

Young people are gaining cultural skills and insight through volunteering that will influence their decisions for decades to come.


Nonprofit Management

Demystifying Scaling: Part 5

A five-part series on developing a common framework for nonprofits to scale for impact.

By Aaron Hurst | Jan. 3, 2013

Nonprofit Management

Rethinking the Practice of Best Practices

Best practices can start a discussion, but if you’re looking to fuel real innovation, the ensuing conversation is what matters.

By Rachel Burstein | 1 | Jan. 2, 2013

Nonprofit Management

Scaling Smarter, Scaling for Keeps

Lessons from the front lines of bringing social programs to scale.

By Chris Walker | 2 | Dec. 28, 2012