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Nonprofits

 

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

 
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Nonprofits

Social Good = Scale x Impact (Who Knew?)

Why both nonprofits and academics should focus on scale and impact in this simple formula for good.

By Matthew Forti & Andrew Youn | 10 | Jul. 28, 2014
 

Foundations

Empathetic Donor-Doer Engagement

A seven-part framework for increasing empathy between foundations and grantees.

By Simon Stumpf & Ash Rogers | 3 | Jul. 25, 2014
 

Board Governance

Boosting Nonprofit Board Performance Where It Counts

Five recommendations for onboarding a new executive director.

 

Nonprofit Management

Winning the Talent Game

Nonprofits need to get smart about the competition for great talent.

By Liz Maw | 6 | Jul. 9, 2014
 
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Nonprofit Management

Leading Against the Odds

The best social change leaders take risks when they need to, but they know better than to sacrifice themselves for the cause.

By Aspen Baker | 3 | Jul. 7, 2014
 

Nonprofits

The Surprising Truth Behind Beneficiary Feedback

New research suggests that the feedback of nonprofit clients is less biased than many think.

By Shuo Xie & Kris Sankaran | Jul. 3, 2014
 

Nonprofit Management

The Uncomfortable Truth About Talent Development

The toughest part of building a talent-rich organization is letting go of low performers—but it’s critical.

By Jerry Hauser | Jun. 25, 2014
 
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Nonprofit Management

How Groups Make Great Decisions

A growing body of knowledge is leading to happier teams and better choices.

By Matthew Scharpnick | 4 | Jun. 25, 2014
 

Measuring Social Impact

People, Power, and Accountability

Any approach to measuring social impact that doesn’t include a transfer of power to stakeholders is just marketing.

By Jeremy Nicholls | 1 | Jun. 23, 2014
 
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Big Picture

Storytelling and the Dangers of Disbelief

Social innovators can benefit from embracing complex characters and stories.

By Thaler Pekar | Jun. 19, 2014