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Can You Measure the Impact of Capacity Building for Nonprofits?

Capacity building is about improving organizational (or network) effectiveness.  Capacity building includes both money (grants), consultants/technical assistance, peer learning/communities of practice, and collaboration.  According to the survey of funders about capacity building completed by GrantCraft, the top five areas of capacity building that funders most likely support include: leadership, strategic planning, financial management, governance, and fundraising.  … Read More

Do You Really​ ​Need a Nonprofit Mentor?

Do You Really Need a Nonprofit Mentor? Guest Post by John Haydon

The nonprofit sector is a strong and vibrant community full of people willing to help each other out. And now more than ever, it’s important to come together and work as allies and mentors.… Read More

One Simple Tip To Increase Your Productivity at Your Nonprofit Job

I’ve been enjoying The Cooper Review, the satirical blog of Sarah Cooper that features weekly original articles, videos and cartoons on workplace humor.   I happened to catch the above cartoon from a recent medium post called “9 Cartoons To Help You Avoid Any Work.”  It really spoke to me about our culture of overwork, especially in the nonprofit sector.Read More

How the Nonprofit Sector Can Share What We Learn and Why We Should

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Note from Beth: I’ve been a big believer in shared knowledge and learning for the sector.  IssueLab has been working for ten years to apply the age-old knowledge management question, “what if I knew what others know?” to the hard-earned lessons of nonprofits and foundations.  

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International Women’s Day: Using Technology to Empower Women and Girls

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March 8th is International Women’s Day.  This day was intended to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women.   But progress in gender parity has been slowed in many places across the world, especially in developing countries.

To mark the date, the One Campaign has shared a research report called “Poverty is Sexist,” that documents how extreme poverty hurts girls and women harder and in different ways than it does boys and men, and to demand targeted action to support girls and women.  … Read More