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Nonprofit Management


Innovative ideas to help nonprofit leaders better manage their organization


Nonprofit Management

Six Theory of Change Pitfalls to Avoid

Simply putting boxes and lines down on paper doesn’t guarantee that your organization will make better decisions.

By Matthew Forti | 5 | May. 23, 2012

Board Governance

Social Sector Peer Evaluation: A Proposal

Imagine a new nonprofit board governance practice where organizations engaged peers to assess their work.

By Aaron Hurst | 4 | May. 14, 2012

Technology & Design

The Power and Possibility of Simple Technology

A new study reveals how Minnesota nonprofits are using everyday technology to innovate.

By Judith E. Alnes | May. 11, 2012
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The “New Vigors” of Sharing Nonprofit Sector Learnings

By John Brothers | 2 | May. 8, 2012

Social Entrepreneurship

Titanic Solutions for a Sinking World

Four concrete lessons for social innovators.

By Rich Tafel | 5 | May. 3, 2012


Not All Nonprofit Mergers Are Created Equal

Lessons from the Community Catalyst Fund in Charlotte, North Carolina.

By Jean Butzen | 3 | May. 1, 2012

Nonprofit Management

Finding the Right Measurement Director

New research reveals that most organizations prioritize the wrong skills in their search for a measurement director.

By Matthew Forti | 5 | Apr. 24, 2012
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Socially Responsible Business

Flexible Funding and Leadership Training Lead to Greater Community Impact

A successful grant program gives nonprofit leaders space and time to strategize.

By Kerry Sullivan | Apr. 16, 2012

Nonprofit Management

Innovation Requires Discipline: Habits for Organizational Learning

Why innovation needs a task master—three practices worth making time for.

By Maria A. May | Apr. 12, 2012
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Technology & Design

Leading in a Hyperconnected World

Three reasons to change how your organization communicates.

By Ben Hecht | 2 | Apr. 10, 2012