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The Performance Imperative: A Framework for Social Sector Excellence


The Performance Imperative:  A Framework for Social Sector Excellence, the result of a  full year of collaborative work by the Leap of Reason Ambassadors Community, a group of nonprofit leaders coalesced and coordinated by the Leap of Reason team (leapofreason.org), makes it debut today.  … Read More

Shadowing To Learn Web Video: DoGooder Awards Voting

Recently, I’ve been reading the ideas from The Presencing Institute (PI), an action-research community that “creates social technologies, builds capacities, and generates holding spaces for profound societal renewal.”  The Presencing Institute grew out of the MIT Center for Organizational Learning, which was founded by Peter Senge and his colleagues.    … Read More

I-WE-IT Framework: Transformative Leadership for Social Change

On April 6-8th, I’m co-facilitating a transformative leadership retreat with colleagues Heather McLeod Grant, Chris Block, Lance Fors, and Justin Ferrell.   The retreat curriculum is built around the ALF’s “I-WE-IT” - skills that today’s social change leaders need as we move towards more collective approaches.  … Read More

What Nonprofits Need To Do More in 2015: Embrace Stillness

The new year is always a popular time for all of us to take stock and see the big picture.   And, every year when the calendar flips over, we embrace reflection and setting goals.   However, we live in a connected world where we have gotten so go at being in touch, informed, and connected, that we don’t know how to be alone and step away more regularly.… Read More

The Top 30 Charity Social CEOS

In 2013, Zoe Amar and Matt Collins, digital strategy consultants for nonprofits, started the “Social CEOs Award” after being inspired  by LinkedIn’s top 30 social CEOs list.   Through their research, they have found that there is tremendous benefit for nonprofit brands when their CEO does social right:

  • 8 out of 10 people say they’re likely to trust an organisation whose CEO and team use social media
  • 93% of employees think social CEOs are better equipped to handle a crisis
  • 8 out of 10 people are more likely to buy from an organisation whose leaders use social media

In the UK as in the US, social media is more and more becoming part of the nonprofit CEO skillset. … Read More