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Innovative ideas to help nonprofit leaders better manage their organization

 

Leveling the Internship Field

In Boston, a new program will give low-income college students an alternative to toiling as unpaid interns.

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Blog Posts

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  • Michele_Booth_Cole_Safe_Shores_SSIR_headshot Four ways nonprofits can better advance their mission by building respect, responsibility, honesty, and kindness into their organizational culture.

    By Michele Booth Cole | 2
  • Four steps organizations can take to strengthen their approach.

    By Maggie Davies
  • How the nature of design thinking complements and strengthens collective impact frameworks.

    By Kate Hanisian & Shiloh Turner | 3
  • curtis_chang_consulting_within_reach__CWR_SSIR Nonprofits need to use more-sophisticated client- and program-tracking platforms to meet the expectations of today’s funders.

  • To create lifelong global leaders, organizations need to help young people practice resiliency, reflection, and vulnerability.

    By Barbara Bush & Emily Moore | 1
  • Five steps to building and leveraging the engine that fuels national conversation: influence.

    By Judith Rodin & Neill Coleman | 3
  • Why general funding for nonprofit organizations is the future of innovation.

    By Jocelyn Wyatt | 8
  • Nonprofits in the United States are making a revolutionary change in how they approach solutions to poverty.

    By Michael Jindra & Ines W. Jindra | 8
  • Donors and nonprofits need to learn more about how to help program participants keep progressing after the support ends.

    By Jindra Cekan | 20
  • How to give voice to public support—seven lessons from ONE Campaign.

    By Jamie Drummond & Roxane Philson | 3

Podcasts

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  • Give Directly offers a simpler, more personal route of donation - connecting donor to recipient. In this podcast, Paul discusses how technology, a commitment to efficiency, and dedication to improving the donation process on both ends, has made Give Directly a success.

    Featuring Paul Niehaus
  • In this podcast, Professor Sutton overviews his findings in studying methods for successfully scaling excellence and explains the importance of taking a logical and thought out approach to scaling.

    Featuring Robert Sutton
  • Kreger describes how Potential Energy, winner of Tech Awards 2013 in the Economic Empowerment category, innovatively tackles social issues as a nonprofit venture.

    Featuring Michelle Kreger
  • 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
  • Technology can enable micro-contributions that allow individuals to accomplish difficult tasks in place of institutional approaches.

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

    Featuring John Kenyon

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