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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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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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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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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Philip Foster – Leadership Flexibility for the New Workforce

– Philip Foster   We live in an emerging globalized mobile world of dispersed cloud workers. More than ever, we see individuals and organizations trading their traditional offices for work from home, coffee houses, and nearly anywhere in the world with Internet connection. This isn’t a trend found in the for-profit space alone; nonprofit organizations…

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Leadership is Transformation of Self, Then Organization

– Hugh Ballou   Examine the word transform. It does not merely mean change, or we would use that word. It is a verb with an expanded vision and is much more transcendent. It implies a deeper, more fundamental alteration of our very form (to trans – form). The continuing process of transformation begins with…

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Nicholas Ripplinger – What’s in Your Repository?

– Nicholas R. Ripplinger   In today’s ever-changing climate, the leader has to be flexible and capable of changing course at a moment’s notice. This applies equally to the CEO of a multi-billion dollar corporation, the young adult overseeing his or her first service project, and every leader at every level in between. But what…

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Nonprofit Board Idea Generation

– Hugh Ballou   Utilizing the nonprofit board of directors properly is an uphill climb for most leaders, whether leading a religious institution, local charity, national nonprofit, or educational organization. We’ve been taught leadership wrong and we have inherited systems that aren’t working for maximum effectiveness. In fact, in my 30+ years of work with…

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Terrance DeShaun Smith – Leveraging Storytelling into Story-Doing

– Terrance DeShaun Smith   To attract brand ambassadors, advocates, and donors, nonprofits must build a platform and a movement. This allows us to capture attention and communicate with our audience. We must build trust, create an experience, and engage our audience cleanly, clearly and concisely. Building Trust: Patience, Compassion, and Tolerance Building trust starts…

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