Capacity Building

How to Keep Constituents Engaged Beyond their First Visit

Are you finding that your organization is able to get the public's attention, but struggles getting individuals to take the next step and get involved? This article provides some great tips on fostering engagement such as accessible and relevant calls to action.

Nonprofit Lifecycles

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Stevens, Susan Kenny, PH.D.

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NONPROFIT LIFECYCLES: Stage-based Wisdom for Nonprofit Capacity weighs in with a developmental perspective on nonprofit capacity and its relationship to increased organizational performance.

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Working Hard-and Working Well

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Hunter, David E.K.

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In Working Hard—and Working Well, Dr. David E.K. Hunter shares the secret formula behind the intensive, tough-love workshops that have sparked transformation for many of the country’s top nonprofit organizations.

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Leap of Reason - Managing to Ourcomes in an Era of Scarcity

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Morino, Mario

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Creative Decommissioning: An Essential Part of Social Innovation

According to a recent report from the British National Endowment for Science, Technology, and the Arts, "truly transformation public innovation requires creative decommissioning: actively challenging incumbent service models and mindsets to invest properly in new approaches.  As public resources are increasingly precious, creative decommissioning will become a critical capability for public services."

The Next Generation of Community Participation

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Choosing a Format for your Annual Report

You want an annual report that is both informative AND engaging.  If you're having trouble finding this balance, you may want to consider changing the format of your report.  In this article, you'll find lots of good information on different types of reports and how you can use them to achieve your goals.  Don't miss out!

Data’s Not Just for Donors — It Can Improve a Nonprofit’s Work

While it's always good to have tools that inform people outside your organization, the success you track can do much more than help you gain new funding;  it can help you maximize your potential to do good!  For more info, be sure to check out this great article on the importance of evaluation.

Four Actions Nonprofit Leaders Can Take to Transform Organizational Culture

What can nonprofit leaders do when it becomes clear that a shift in culture is needed to realize organizational goals or increase impact?  Four of the most important and effective steps a leader can take are described in this article!  Be sure to read them over!

Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard

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Chip Heath, Dan Heath

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The primary obstacle is a conflict that's built into our brains, say Chip and Dan Heath, authors of the critically acclaimed bestseller Made to Stick.  Psychologists have discovered that our minds are ruled by two different systems- the rational mind and the emotional mind- that compete for control.  The rational mind wants a great beach body; the emotional mind wants that Oreo cookie.  The rational mind wants to change something at work; the emotional mind loves the comfort of the existing routine.  This tension can doom a change effort- but if it is overcome, change c

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