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Creating A Culture of Continuous Improvement Based On Data

I’m always on the look out for useful and thought provoking resources on how nonprofits can use data to make better decisions that lead to greater impact.   So, when Mary K Winkler, one of the nonprofit data nerds I follow on Twitter and Senior Research Associate at Urban Institute’s Center on Nonprofits & Philanthropy specializing in performance management told me via Twitter she had just published a new guide on this topic, I had to check it out.… Read More

How An Informal Nonprofit Employee Champion Program Can Benefit A One-Person Communications Dept.

Are you an one-person communications department?  Perhaps you can relate to this chart from Gerard Matthews, Communications Director of Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families.   As a one-person communications department, your workload, which includes doing the social media, is always increasing.  … Read More

Book Review: When Millennials Take Over and the Fluid Workplace

I am knee deep in developing a peer learning program for Millennial leadership development in nonprofit organizations that is designed based on the research out there.   The last few months have been a time of deep reading and thinking many reports, research, and books.    … Read More

How To Make Meetings Work for Your Nonprofit (whether you are sitting,standing, or walking!)

Last week, I co-presented a Guidestar webinar with Andrea Kihlstedt on the topic of healthy and productive meetings who talked about the basics for making meetings highly effective. I spoke about standing and  walking meetings.   This post shares some reflections and additional resources about both topics.… Read More

How DoSomething Transformed A Mistake Into Learning: Creating A Culture of Impact

You’ve heard the mantra: Learn from failure. But no one likes to screw up and you can’t learn when people are feeling shame and pointing fingers at each other.  Dosomething.org knows that mistakes happen, but also knows how as an organization to transform mistakes into organizational learning that leads to better results in a program.  … Read More