Starting a Nonprofit: Choose Your Own Adventure Carefully

Starting a Nonprofit: Choose Your Own Adventure Carefully

We are living in unprecedented times. As a result, my team at Social Impact Architects is getting even more calls, emails and social media messages from folks who want to start a nonprofit as a way to help. It reminds me of my favorite books as a kid. Remember those...
The Great Nonprofit RESET: Nonprofit Trends & Actions for 2021

The Great Nonprofit RESET: Nonprofit Trends & Actions for 2021

Pivot. I imagine you’ve heard or used this word to describe your nonprofit’s activities in the past year. With the devastating impact of COVID-19 on our economy and public health, nonprofits have indeed had to shift quickly to answer the call of their communities....
Fail Early, Fail Cheaply: 4 Steps to Vetting New Opportunities for Your Organization

Fail Early, Fail Cheaply: 4 Steps to Vetting New Opportunities for Your Organization

Because the social sector is in the business of changing the world, we often have an inclination to see every need or idea as a call to jump into action. The result of taking on too many opportunities comes in the form of mission creep, donor confusion or staff...