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Nonprofit Management

Which Would You Rather Be as an Organization -- Efficient or Effective?

Nourish International | Posted 04.17.2014 | Business
Nourish International

The difference between these two issues has been a point of contention within the sector over the last several years and the conversation is far from over.

The Real Story of Nonprofit Partnerships -- Listening is Believing!

Eugene Fram | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Eugene Fram

After many years of viewing both sides of the fence, via consulting assignments and board chair positions, I have observed verbal behaviors that clearly reveal how the two groups view each other.

From Charity to Justice to Love: My Professional Odyssey

Jessica R. Dreistadt | Posted 02.28.2014 | Impact
Jessica R. Dreistadt

True connection, dialogue, and understanding are missing from both the charity and justice prototypes. Both models are based on judgment, prescription, and dominance. Both assume that there is one right answer -- an illusory perfection that none of us can truly claim to exemplify.

The Case for Professional Development in the Nonprofit Sector

Monisha Kapila | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
Monisha Kapila

Let's keep the conversation going about nonprofit professional development, and raise the standard of offering for our sector.

An Answer for Peter Buffett -- Part 3

Bradley Good | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Bradley Good

In order for the philanthropic industry to address this problem, or any problem our society faces, there are a few critical questions that need to be asked.

Reinventing the Role of Charitable Giving in a World of Accelerating Change

Valeria Budinich | Posted 09.25.2013 | TED Weekends
Valeria Budinich

If Pallotta's recommendations are taken seriously by philanthropy's leaders, they'd be important steps improving the sector's impact.

It Is Time to Get Rid of the Word 'Charity'

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 11.22.2013 | TED Weekends
Bhaskar Chakravorti

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgDan Pallotta is asking the right question: what prevents social innovation from scaling up? But he is looking for answers in the wrong places.

The Irony of Overhead

Jacob Harold | Posted 11.21.2013 | TED Weekends
Jacob Harold

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgThe shift to a results-based approach to philanthropy will take time, but the path ahead is clear.

11 Secrets to Building a Game-Changing Organization

Aaron Hurst | Posted 02.16.2013 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

Hire ambitious raw talent and give them room to stretch. Surround yourself with great people and let them find ways to create value and energy. The best ideas and execution strategies rarely come from management.

How F*ckyoumotherf*cker Taught Me Influence Trumps Authority

Jonathan Hursh | Posted 01.19.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Hursh

One of the most basic skills an entrepreneur needs to master right out of the gate is the ability to persuade others.

Who Cares About Nonprofit Finances? The Top 12 Reasons Why the Most Vulnerable Are at Risk

Fred Leeb | Posted 11.12.2012 | Detroit
Fred Leeb

Who is responsible to ensure that nonprofits operate most efficiently? While the great majority of people in the nonprofit world are good people, this doesn't necessarily mean that the financial system is functioning most effectively.

How to Avoid Volunteer Heartbreak

Ryan Scott | Posted 09.09.2012 | Impact
Ryan Scott

Some factors are beyond your control -- the motivation of the volunteers, for example, or their willingness to receive instruction. But if you're a non-profit leader, there are three key measures you can take to give your corporate volunteers the greatest chance of success.

Nonprofits Are Now Too Critical To Fail

Fred Leeb | Posted 09.07.2012 | Detroit
Fred Leeb

Nonprofits have become an essential part of the fabric of our communities. There are over one million registered tax-exempt public charity nonprofits in the United States.

When to Draw the Line: A Guide to Use and Abuse of Credit

Barbara Libove | Posted 07.08.2012 | Impact
Barbara Libove

A line of credit (LOC) is a valuable resource for most nonprofits that can serve as a lifeline while awaiting contract or grant payments. At the same time, misusing a line of credit is akin to playing with fire.

Redesigning the Social Sector

Aaron Hurst | Posted 06.17.2012 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

These are just some of the many assumptions that make up the foundation of how we think about social services and change in our country.

Taking Care of the Family

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.05.2012 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

While the family nature of not-for-profit organizations might seem like a liability, preventing rapid, decisive action, it is also a huge asset.

Annenberg's Alchemy

Steven Crandell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Steven Crandell

The Annenberg Foundation's Alchemy program helps nonprofits tackle their biggest challenge: raising money.