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Philanthropy

Risks Worth Taking

When philanthropists fund programmatic interventions, they should resist the seduction of certainty.

By Lisbeth B. Schorr | Jul. 31, 2012
 
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Measuring Social Impact

Measuring Advocacy – Yes We Can!

Five measurement strategies that enable rapid course correction and continuous improvement.

By Matthew Forti | 4 | Jul. 25, 2012
 
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Nonprofit Management

Don’t Just Scale, Retrofit! – Part 2

Most nonprofits are more apt to benefit from retrofitting rather than scaling strategies.

By John Brothers | 2 | Jul. 17, 2012
 
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Nonprofit Management

Don’t Just Scale, Retrofit! – Part 1

Most nonprofits are more apt to benefit from retrofitting rather than scaling strategies.

By John Brothers | Jul. 16, 2012
 
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Nonprofit Management

How to Gather Stories

Three ways to gather powerful and persuasive stories from colleagues, customers, donors, grantees, and yourself for effective messaging.

By Thaler Pekar | 2 | Jul. 12, 2012
 
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Technology & Design

You Can Has Memesez?

Three guidelines for any nonprofit looking to join an Internet meme.

By Amy Sample Ward | 2 | Jul. 11, 2012
 
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Technology & Design

Social Media: Getting Value Means Giving Value

Four tips for moving your social media out of zombie status—and making your investment in it worthwhile.

By Curtis Chang | 1 | Jul. 10, 2012
 
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Measuring Social Impact

Measurement that Benefits the Measured

Three forms of engagement that can help nonprofits better respond to the needs and strengths of their constituents.

By Matthew Forti | 2 | Jun. 25, 2012
 

Nonprofit Management

It’s Time To Be Fearless

Five values are at the root of every fearless approach to creating change.

By Jean Case | 13 | Jun. 4, 2012
 
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Foundations

Local Library or Management Service Organization?

Indiana’s Foellinger Foundation is using free library services to boost grantee effectiveness.

By Jean Butzen | 3 | May. 31, 2012