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Essential Mindset Shifts for Collective Impact

To be effective, collective impact must consider who is engaged, how they work together, and how progress happens.

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  • Traditional tools for evaluation and measurement fail to take into account the complexity of an interconnected and digitized world.

    Featuring Kathy Brennan, Patricia Bowie, & Lucy Bernholz
  • Three evolving approaches to evaluation in social enterprise could change its use in a significant way.

    Featuring Hallie Preskill
  • In this panel discussion, experts address how the social sector must ask the right questions when developing metrics.

    Featuring Lisbeth Schorr, Fay Twersky, & Alicia Grunow
  • How do we prevent collaboration from sweeping through nonprofits as a passing fad?

    Featuring Willa Seldon, Carolyn Nelson, & Stephanie Couch | 1
  • Personal connections and influence can be crucial in garnering support for an organization’s cause.

    Featuring Julie Dixon
  • From the 2013 Nonprofit Management Institute, Kenyon explains how the intersection of mobile, social, and technology is changing nonprofits.

    Featuring John Kenyon
  • In his 2013 Nonprofit Management Institute talk, Doug Hattaway outlines the components of effective campaigns: an exciting goal, motivational language, and compelling call to action.

    Featuring Doug Hattaway
  • Human capital is the most valuable asset in the social sector. Discover how nonprofits can create a recruiting framework and demonstrate organizational value to employees.

    Featuring Sal Giambanco
  • Akaya_Windwood_Rockwood_Leadership_Institute Rockwood Leadership Institute president Akaya Windwood discusses how we can get movements and sectors to work together to advance the common good.

    Featuring Akaya Windwood
  • Tina_Seelig_Stanford_Technology_Ventures_Program_SSIR_headshot Stanford Professor Tina Seelig discusses how to unlock creative genius through a set of tools and conditions we each have in our control—our “innovation engine.”

    Featuring Tina Seelig

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  • Mission creep is a pervasive and extremely debilitating problem that afflicts all too many nonprofit organizations. Some experts believe it is the number-one reason why nonprofits fail to achieve the impact for beneficiaries that they desire. Yet mission creep is easily preventable…

    Kim Starkey Jonker, William F. Meehan III, & Sakena Yacoobi
  • Many—and some leaders believe most—nonprofit boards are ineffective. Much is at stake. Weak board governance can diminish a nonprofit’s social impact, cause it to founder, and even die. But any board can improve its performance if its members are willing to confront…

    Kim Starkey Jonker, William F. Meehan III, & Kathy Spahn
  • How to identify and develop a funding model that will allow your organization to achieve its programmatic aspirations.

    Peter Kim and Gihani Fernando
  • How your organization can bridge the gaps between goals, incentives, and processes when it comes to organizational learning.

    Katie Smith Milway and Ann Goggins Gregory
  • What social entrepreneurs need to consider before choosing an attorney.

    Jim Fruchterman
  • Large-scale social change comes from better cross-sector coordination rather than from the isolated intervention of individual organizations.

    FSG
  • The dynamics of the vicious cycle of cutting overhead costs.

    the Bridgespan Group
  • Practical how-tos for nonprofit leaders considering partnering with other nonprofits.

    David La Piana, President, La Piana Consulting
  • Principles nonprofit leaders can use to help them achieve their organization’s long-term fundraising goals.

    William Foster, Partner, Bridgespan Group