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SSIR blogger Thaler Pekar is the principal partner of Thaler Pekar & Partners. She facilitated the opening plenary of the most recent Smithsonian Institute Conference on Organizational Storytelling.

Foundations

Reflection Through Narrative

How international organizations gain insight, innovation, and internal alignment through story.

 
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Nonprofits

Moving From Verbal to Visual Cause Marketing

Why nonprofit leaders need to improve their visual fluency—plus a crash course on how to do it.

By Curtis Chang | 1 | Apr. 15, 2014
 
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Nonprofit Management

Hiring for Good

How nonprofits seeking outside assistance can avoid missed opportunities and foster truly productive partnerships.

By Matthew Scharpnick | 3 | Mar. 10, 2014
 

Nonprofit Management

Is Your Nonprofit Really Ready to Use the Lean Startup?

Four lessons from the front line.

By Ben Mangan | 3 | Mar. 5, 2014
 
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Measuring Social Impact

Assessing Funders’ Performance: Five Easy Tools

Measuring impact is so tough that many funders give up, but there are some insightful and actionable tools for funders that aren’t daunting.

By Caroline Fiennes | 3 | Feb. 26, 2014
 

Nonprofit Management

Nonprofit Lessons from a Government Tech Debacle

What can organizations learn from the Affordable Care roll out?

By Joe Magee | 1 | Feb. 25, 2014
 

Social Entrepreneurship

Attracting the Right Financing for First-Stage Scaling

Growing social enterprises from incubation to first-stage scaling opens up the need to attract different types of investments. The last of a three-part series.

 

Social Entrepreneurship

Implications of First-Stage Scaling on Operations

Preparing a social enterprise to scale requires fundamental adaptions of the business model and approach to ensure success. Part two of a three-part series.

 

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