Friday Link Round Up: Fee For Service

by Michele Martin on May 19, 2017

This week we’re sharing links on fee for service resources.

Understanding Fee for Service Models (PDF)–This guide covers types of fee for service models and implications for decision-making.

9 Tips to Better Nonprofit Pricing–Nine pricing tips that simultaneously generate higher revenues and growth. Best of all, these tips emphasize the importance of better serving customers by offering pricing choices.

SCAN Pricing Guide for Community-based Organizations (PDF)–More extensive guidance on how to set prices.

Developing a Fee for Service Structure–Step-by-step guidance and discussion of issues to consider.

Answer These Questions Before Adopting a Fee for Service Model–Some excellent points to consider in the decision-making process.

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Friday Link Round Up: Lean Startup

by Michele Martin on May 12, 2017

This week’s links are about the Lean Startup model and how it can be used in nonprofit settings.

How to Build a Lean Nonprofit at any Stage of its Lifecycle–Lean Startup is about creating entrepreneurial ventures quickly and efficiently. This article walks through how nonprofits can adopt lean methodologies in any stage of their lifecycle.

The Lean Startup Model for Social Entrepreneurs–A decent brief overview of the process as it applies to nonprofits.

Lean Startup Principles for the Social Sector–This free online course teaches you how to test, validate, and adapt your vision of change to ensure you’re creating the greatest impact and meeting the needs of your customers and stakeholders.

Prototype Your Service with a Storyboard–One of the key principles of the Lean Startup is experimentation. This article discusses how to experiment with service ideas by prototyping with storyboards.

Field Guide to Lean Experiments–A comprehensive guide to setting up and running experiments to test your ideas.

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Friday Link Round Up

May 5, 2017

This week it’s a collection of miscellaneous links: Participedia–This is an extensive collection of ideas and strategies for making politics and governance more participatory. They can be great fodder for new ideas about how to engage with the public and with advocacy efforts. Improve Your E-Newsletter-Your email newsletter can be the engine that drives your […]

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Friday Link Roundup: Collaboration

April 28, 2017

With this week’s links, we’re exploring collaboration. The Collaboration Game: Solving the Puzzle of Nonprofit Partnership–“Nonprofit collaboration is harder than it sounds. Economics, game theory, and behavioral science suggest some lessons on how organizations might collaborate more often and more effectively.” Great article from the Stanford Social Innovation Review. Models of Collaboration: Nonprofits Working Together […]

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Interview with Mike Mayer, Summit Independent Living Center

April 21, 2017

New Century CIL Blog: Interview with Mike Mayer, Summit Independent Living Center from Michele Martin on Vimeo. A few weeks ago, we had the opportunity to speak with Mike Mayer, Executive Director of the Summit Independent Living Center in Missoula, MT as part of our ongoing series of interviews on entrepreneurial activities in CILs.

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Interview with Kimberly Tissot, ABLE South Carolina

April 7, 2017

New Century CIL Blog: Interview with Kimberly Tissot, ABLE South Carolina from Michele Martin on Vimeo. This week we’re happy to bring you a recent interview with Kimberly Tissot, Executive Director of ABLE South Carolina. This is part of our ongoing series of interviews with CILS around the country to learn more about their entrepreneurial […]

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Friday Link Round Up: Great Board Meetings

March 31, 2017

In this week’s round up of links, we’re talking about running great board meetings: 9 Steps for a Perfect Nonprofit Board Meeting–The key is to remember that meetings start 30 days ahead of time. The Consent Agenda–Save time for conversation at your board meeting by using a consent agenda. Shake Up Your Board Meeting–Use some […]

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Friday Link Round Up: Fostering Innovation

March 24, 2017

In this week’s Round Up, we’re sharing links to help you create and nurture a culture of innovation. Intentional Innovation (PDF)–An extensive look by the Kellogg Foundation at increasing impact in the social sector through innovation. The 8 Pillars of Innovation–In the corporate world, Google is known for its culture of innovation. These are the […]

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Friday Link Round Up: Social Enterprise Marketing

March 17, 2017

This week we’re sharing some links on marketing for social entrepreneurs: Strategic Marketing for Social Entrepreneurs(PDF)–Through a series of matrices, this article walks you through how to make tough decisions about the products and services to pursue and cut when you’re developing an entrepreneurial venture. Social Entrepreneurship Toolkit: Marketing (PDF)–This article walks you through the […]

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Friday Link Round Up: Designing for Humans

March 10, 2017

Happy Friday and welcome to another collection of links! The New Science of Designing for Humans–An excellent article that shows how we can design better programs and services by turning to behavioral science and design thinking. Are You Solving the Right Problems?–Strategies for ensuring that you are focusing on the right “problems” when you are […]

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