The Social Sector often uses basic tools, like hammers and nails to change the world. Instead, we need power tools. Our weekly blog, Social TrendSpotter provides you with the latest trends and ideas within the social sector. It merges current thinking with the edge of innovation to inspire, to motivate and to take action so we can all ultimately create a better sector. Social TrendSpotter includes original analysis, but also highlights the latest sector-wide thinking into a user-friendly resource where social sector professionals and students alike can draw inspiration, share ideas and develop new thinking on best practices.

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The Social Sector’s F-Word – Failure

The Social Sector’s F-Word – Failure

We were saddened by the loss of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg – both sides of the aisle admired her work ethic, perseverance and resilience. As we examine what made her unique, one theme rings true – she never let a setback deter her from her path. As Joe...

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Combating Leadership Fatigue in the Social Sector

Combating Leadership Fatigue in the Social Sector

I think I speak for all of us when I say that this year has presented some unexpected challenges. As the dedicated social sector leaders we are, we keep facing those challenges head-on, but some of us are beginning to experience something deeper than exhaustion.I come...

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Minding the Gap with Dashboards

Minding the Gap with Dashboards

We love sharing good deeds like a great one we saw from July 2019 when good Samaritans came to the aid of a little boy in Australia who fell in the gap when boarding a train. The boy ultimately was fine thanks to the dozen or so commuters on the platform rushing to...

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Are Nonprofit Business Plans Dead?

Are Nonprofit Business Plans Dead?

“Evolve or die” – this saying is even more true today than when I started Social Impact Architects. Just 10 years ago, I learned about social business plans in business school, but today traditional business plans are being replaced by a more efficient tool – the...

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