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Social Entrepreneurship

Setting the Stage for First-Stage Scaling

Social enterprises face many challenges to scaling, and preparing them with the appropriate team, culture, and systems is a critical first step in the process. Part one of a three-part series.

By Loïc Comolli & Nicole Etchart | 3 | Feb. 18, 2014
 

Fundraising

The New Nonprofit IPO

A unique funding model goes beyond donations and offers funders a tangible stake in organizations they support.

By Andy Posner & Mollie West | 20 | Jan. 29, 2014
 
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Nonprofit Management

Focus on Culture

Why strong organizational culture matters—and four practical ways organizations can achieve it.

By Simone N. Sneed | 3 | Dec. 20, 2013
 

Online Learning: A New Source of Talent and Ideas

Three ways organizations can tap into the rich resource of online learning environments.

By Aziz Shallwani & Amit Jain | 2 | Dec. 10, 2013
 
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Technology & Design

Designing a Learning Organization

How organizations can use design to better implement, share, and expand on knowledge.

By Matthew Scharpnick | 9 | Nov. 22, 2013
 
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Nonprofit Management

The Cure for Premature Articulation

Two ways to improve the quality of discussion and decision-making at your organization.

By Thaler Pekar | Nov. 7, 2013
 

Quality Distribution for Commercial Success

How an organization distributes a life-improving technology matters more to its commercial success than the product itself.

By Diana Jue | Oct. 21, 2013
 

Nonprofits

Aspiration: A Tool for Transformational Change

Setting aspirational goals can inspire more people to get involved in your cause—and meaningful milestones can keep them engaged.

By Doug Hattaway & Tess Hart | 2 | Oct. 8, 2013
 

Five Essentials of Strategic Planning

A culture of strategic planning can provide a framework for aligning priorities, making decisions, allocating resources, and measuring impact.

By Paul B. Redman | 7 | Oct. 7, 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