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...
After COVID-19: Top 10 Aspirational Goals for Daring Greatly in the Social Sector

After COVID-19: Top 10 Aspirational Goals for Daring Greatly in the Social Sector

As a futurist for the social sector, I get asked a lot about what to expect from a post-COVID-19 world. While there are many things I don’t know, there are some that I do. For example, I know the social sector has risen to the challenge and opportunity of 2020 and...
Hoping for the Best While Preparing for the Worst: Nonprofit Risk Management Q&A with former Secret Service Agent James Savage

Hoping for the Best While Preparing for the Worst: Nonprofit Risk Management Q&A with former Secret Service Agent James Savage

As businesses reopen around the country, the question on every social sector CEO’s mind right now is – when should we open? What is the right thing to do for our employees, customers and clients? I sat down with my good friend and colleague, James “Jim” Savage, to...