1. 11 Steps to Producing a World-Class, Investment-Grade Business Plan for Your Nonprofit

    Unfortunately, most of the 1.5 million nonprofits in the U.S. live a hard life and struggle just to keep their doors open. There is a proven, practical solution to this.  Read the rest of this entry »

  2. The 3 Gotta-Haves for Nonprofit Boards Seeking Impact and Scale

    Many of the entrepreneurial and organizational practices and frameworks found most frequently in the business world are finding increased adoption in the social sector…
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  3. The For-Profit and Non-Profit Sectors are Converging

    Writing in 1924, the brilliant British author Virginia Woolf made her now famous observation about rapid changes in human society during the early 20th century: Read the rest of this entry »

  4. What it Takes to Achieve Broad Impact

    The highest-performing impact organizations—those with products or services that make a profound difference in the world, be it in health, human services, arts, the education, or the environment—possess two discrete characteristics: Read the rest of this entry »

  5. The Power of Managing your Cost-Per-Dollar

    Most small to mid-sized non-profits have important, high-potential programs and skilled, dedicated staff, but the vast majority are in moderate to severe financial distress. Read the rest of this entry »

  6. Beta Hatch: Next-Gen Food Tech

    The world needs more food. A lot more food. But arable land and water grow more scarce by the day, and many people are understandably concerned by current solutions. Read the rest of this entry »

  7. The New Thinking in Nonprofit Revenue

    Having trouble with fundraising? Is your organization stuck, revenue-wise? If you look to ideas like development, strategic planning, capital campaigns, auctions, appeal letters and the like, your odds of getting off your bread-and-water diet are very low. These tools are old. Read the rest of this entry »

  8. Do Auctions and Galas Hurt or Help?

    Auctions. Galas. Raffles. Car washes. Bake sales. Walk-a-thons.  If you are doing them to raise money, you may be missing a number of critical considerations:   Read the rest of this entry »

  9. 10 Ways to Spot the Best Nonprofits

    There’s lots of talk out there about how to tell a non-profit performer from a pretender. And for good reason. The lack of transparency and accountability in this $1.5 trillion dollar sector– 10% of our economy– has reached crisis proportions. Read the rest of this entry »

  10. Strategic Plans Done Right

    Do you have a “strategic plan?” If you aren’t very careful, this document could be an illusion. It talks about what you do, but will it guide your choices and the behavior of your team?  Read the rest of this entry »