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Nonprofits

 

Innovative ideas to help leaders of nonprofits and NGOs be more effective

 

Nonprofit Management

Using Brands for Impact

Social sector brands are more than logos on annual reports; they are tools to drive impact.

By Grant Tudor | 3 | Jul. 1, 2015
 

Global Issues

Overcoming Corruption in Emerging Markets

Lessons from two Nigerian firms and how nonprofits can help.

 

Global Issues

Collective Impact: The Missing Link

Three ways to create an environment where interdependent stakeholders can perform their individual roles optimally and collaborate with each other effectively.

By Neera Nundy & Ann Paisley Chandler | 14 | Jun. 16, 2015
 

Philanthropy

Like the Vacuuming, Nonprofit Work Is Women’s Work

If we want the nonprofit sector to innovate, we need to acknowledge the gender gap between nonprofits and the private sector.

By Kristen Joiner | 9 | Jun. 12, 2015
 
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Health

Operating When You Can’t See the Full Picture

Three principles for solving complex, systemic problems like improving community health.

By Jeff Cohen | Jun. 11, 2015
 

Impact Investing

Parsing Impact Investing’s Big Tent

As the momentum of impact investing builds, the lack of proper taxonomy poses a significant risk to the movement, especially given recent growth.

By Paula Goldman & Lauren Booker | 2 | Jun. 10, 2015
 

Nonprofits

Moving Beyond Vanity Metrics

To achieve greater impact, membership and advocacy organizations must find new ways to measure engagement.

 
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Nonprofit Management

The Charity Trap

Why a recent exposé on Red Cross failures in Haiti highlights unrealistic expectations for social sector organizations.

By Matthew Scharpnick | 10 | Jun. 5, 2015
 
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Philanthropy

Working in the Dark

The nonprofit funding process lacks transparency and fosters insecurity—and only funders can fix it.

By Ken Davenport | 5 | Jun. 5, 2015
 
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Health

Cultivating and Sustaining Generative Teams

Four practices that can help people establish common intent; sense emerging needs and solutions; and collectively prototype, create, and evolve innovative health models and relationships.

By Margaret A. Hawthorne | Jun. 4, 2015