David Burkus – Under New Management, Part 3

– David Burkus   We tracked down David Burkus, the author of the new book Under New Management, and spoke to him about how we can overhaul our understanding of what organizational management should look like. David was interviewed by Todd Greer, the Managing Editor for Nonprofit Performance Magazine. This is part 3 of our…

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David Burkus – Under New Management, Part 2

– David Burkus   We tracked down David Burkus, the author of the new book Under New Management, and spoke to him about how we can overhaul our understanding of what organizational management should look like. David was interviewed by Todd Greer, the Managing Editor for Nonprofit Performance Magazine. This is part 2 of our…

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David Burkus – Under New Management, Part 1

– David Burkus   We tracked down David Burkus, the author of the new book Under New Management, and spoke to him about how we can overhaul our understanding of what organizational management should look like. David was interviewed by Todd Greer, the Managing Editor for Nonprofit Performance Magazine. This is part 1 of our…

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Adrienne Golden-If It’s Not WOW, It’s Not Worth It: Fuse Project

– Adrienne Golden   The financial landscape for nonprofit organizations is changing. It used to be that through partnership with the United Way, the charitable foundation of a local corporation, a few small fundraisers, and dedicated givers, any organization could find success and longevity. But the truth is, since the early 1970s, only 2% of…

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Nonprofits that Work – Fuse Project

Fuse Project   One of the greatest challenges of the past generation in the nonprofit space has centered on the emergence of Millennials into leadership roles within the nonprofit organizational structure. How would Millennials mesh with the organizational structures that were built for previous generations? How would this demographic relate to an industry often focused…

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Cynthia Adams – Challenges of Seeking Grant Support

– Cynthia M. Adams   Change in the field of philanthropy can be so subtle that it often goes unnoticed. Look at one aspect of that field – grantseeking – and it becomes almost impossible to detect. To help us recognize and track these changes, we conduct a survey every six months to determine the…

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Cord Sachs – Multiplying Leaders

– Cord Sachs   In most organizations, the development of leaders tends to fall into the category of important but not urgent. It isn’t that organizations don’t desire to build leaders; it’s just that they don’t invest time into building a strategic plan and process for leadership development. They invest in marketing strategies, sales strategies,…

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Jän Paul Ostendorf, Austin Munhofen – Positive First Impressions

– Jän Paul Ostendorf and Austin Munhofen   First impressions are important. For-profit and nonprofit organizations alike have a responsibility to present themselves authentically and accurately to their potential and current stakeholders. Appearance is a significant component to creating that first impression. Whether it’s a website, business card, or printed material, how your brand looks…

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A.J. Rounds – Soaring to New Heights

– A.J. Rounds   Google. Tesla. Amazon. Under Armour. What do these companies do that makes them so awesome? Their management, business models, and attention to customer appeal all make a critical difference to their success. They embody the same philosophies we, as nonprofits, should be upholding as well. For the Responsibility Foundation, this was…

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Ed Bogle – Manage Change and Leverage Opportunity

– Ed Bogle   Planning in the nonprofit world has largely been based on the continuance of past trends and the assumption that constituents’ needs, environmental factors, funding sources, and staff and volunteer commitment will remain fairly constant. However, those things have become less dependable. Change is largely unpredictable, often comes in big waves at…

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