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Nonprofit Management


Innovative ideas to help nonprofit leaders better manage their organization


Evaluation’s Next Generation

A look at characteristics and approaches that represent the evolution of traditional evaluation.

By Srik Gopalakrishnan | 2 | Oct. 2, 2013

Nonprofit Management

Making the Most of Mobile

Nonprofit donors and advocates are spending more time online than watching TV—it's time to get their attention.

By John Kenyon | Sep. 27, 2013

Nonprofit Management

A Rare Merger

The Nature Conservancy and Rare aim to achieve greater conservation impact—and they might just provide a new model for the nonprofit sector.

By Bruce Boyd | Sep. 25, 2013

Nonprofit Management

Stories as Data

Are you ignoring your richest intel? How organizations can yield a wealth of valuable data through story-based research.

By Denise Withers | Sep. 24, 2013

Nonprofit Management

To Get to the Good, You Gotta Dance With the Wicked

There may not be one resolution to wicked problems and nonprofits can’t—and shouldn’t—do it all.


Nonprofit Management

Using Story to Solve Social Problems

How narrative intelligence can help everyone design solutions and generate useful data.

By Denise Withers | 2 | Sep. 17, 2013

Nonprofit Management

Cut to the Chase: How Stories Engage

Three ways organizations can use story as a platform for social innovation.

By Denise Withers | 4 | Sep. 10, 2013

Nonprofit Management

Design Thinking for Evaluation and Learning

Three ways design thinking can maximize the relevance and impact of evaluation and organizational learning efforts.


Board Governance

Transforming Board Members Into Energized Partners

Two ways nonprofit leaders can develop better, more productive relationships with their boards.

By Jeffrey C. Walker & Jennifer McCrea | 7 | Aug. 12, 2013

Board Governance

Shake Up Your Board Meeting

Boring nonprofit board meetings are deadly.

By Curtis Chang | 2 | Aug. 1, 2013