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How Shared Services Can Maximize Your Nonprofit’s Impact

How Shared Services Can Maximize Your Nonprofit’s Impact

Today’s headlines could make even the most optimistic person – like me – a little weary. But, my optimism was restored when I watched the recent documentary about the 50-year anniversary of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” called “Won’t You Be My Neighbor,” and it...

Bring Your Nonprofit Strategic Plan to Life with Action Plans

Bring Your Nonprofit Strategic Plan to Life with Action Plans

When it comes to planning, social sector leaders often ask me how to ensure strategic plans get implemented. They are right to be concerned – their hard work matters and should not be relegated to a shelf. I respond with the Japanese proverb – “Vision without action...

6 Easy Ways Nonprofits Can Become More Eco-Friendly

6 Easy Ways Nonprofits Can Become More Eco-Friendly

Tomorrow is Earth Day – the first one was held in 1970, more than 50 years ago. Since then, Earth Day has become a global event that has mobilized 200 million people across 141 countries to recognize our role in saving our collective ecosystem. The United Nations also...

Are You Chasing Money or Your Mission? The Mission-Money Matrix Can Help You Find Out!

Are You Chasing Money or Your Mission? The Mission-Money Matrix Can Help You Find Out!

When I started with the nonprofit Phoenix House right out of college, I was an idealist. I pursued any program and every grant that would help our clients. I believed success would come from the quantity of grants submitted. Now, with nearly three decades of...

Crossing the Rubicon: Navigating NEW Strategic Shifts in Your Nonprofit

Crossing the Rubicon: Navigating NEW Strategic Shifts in Your Nonprofit

Everything changed two years ago – so much so, many futurists, including myself, shifted gears from long-range planning to week-to-week survival. At Social Impact Architects, we even changed our website and created a “Nonprofit Coronavirus Resource Center” with all...

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