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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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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Russell Dennis – Leadership: the High Innovation Quotient

– Russell Dennis   Innovation has been a key driver of business for many years. Leaders at the most profitable companies are always looking for ways to reinvent themselves. Look at Apple, Samsung, and Amazon. Need more proof of the power of innovation? Try Airbnb, Uber, and Snapchat. They are transforming the way we do…

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Cheryl Snapp Conner – What Gives a Program Wings?

– Cheryl Snapp Conner   There’s a particular challenge in the marketing of social responsibility causes. By their very nature, these programs are founded on principles of doing good. But the altruistic core of these projects is dangerously seductive: How could an idea fail when it is so badly needed, and when the motives for…

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Tammy Harden – Encourage, Equip, and Empower: 3e Restoration

– Tammy Harden   What if serving others were something that didn’t drain us, but a process that both aided the holistic growth of the individual and also contributed to the development of an organization? That very ideal sits at the heart of most organizations in the nonprofit sector. Yet, sadly, we often fall short.…

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Nonprofits that Work – 3e Restoration

3e Restoration   Homelessness is not a new phenomenon. Shelters, soup kitchens, and a wide variety of connected programs have been implemented in communities all across the globe with varying levels of success. These programs usually have a heavy focus on metrics, and while they have a goal of assisting an individual in the transition…

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Stacy Wellborn – Hashtags Raise Stories above the Fray

– Stacy Wellborn   With nearly two-thirds of American adults using social media networking, it is increasingly important that nonprofits use this communication tool to engage audiences and disseminate their message. With so many users and messages flying across the channels, how does a nonprofit get its message heard? One tool allows organizations to cut…

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