Friday Link Round Up: Coaching

June 30, 2017

Coaching can be an effective way to provide low-cost, high-impact professional development. Here are some tools to get you started. Coaching Readiness Questionnaire–Use or adapt the individual questionnaire to determine if someone is ready to participate in coaching. Coaching: An Action Guide for Nonprofits–From CompassPoint, this xplains the benefits and basics of coaching. An Action […]

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Friday Link Round Up: Co-Creating the Future

June 23, 2017

In this week’s post, we’re riffing off an article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review on best practices in breakout innovation and co-creation. Creating Breakout Innovation–Nonprofits, community groups, and philanthropists are embracing cocreation as a way to engage a wider community in tackling pressing problems. But only a small percentage of these efforts are resulting […]

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Friday Link Round Up

June 16, 2017

This week we’re sharing some miscellaneous links: Why You Should Care About Bots If You Care About Social Justice–Bots are all over the news lately and it turns out that when it comes to advocacy and social justice, we should be paying attention, as this article from the Ford Foundation points out. 199 Amazing Free […]

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Friday Link Round Up: Board Resources

June 9, 2017

This week, we’re sharing some Board resource links: Catalytic Questions for Generating Board Conversations–How could you use these questions to generate new discussions with your Board members? The Importance of an Annual Board Retreat–Some excellent advice on why and how to use annual retreats to re-engage with your Board. DIY Make a Bylaws Cheat Sheet–This […]

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Friday Link Round Up: Strategic Alliances & Restructuring

June 2, 2017

One way for organizations to expand their impact is through strategic alliances and restructuring. Here are some resources to check out: Nonprofit Collaborations–Why teaming up can make sense. The Power of Possibility: Board Openness to Strategic Alliances and Restructuring–A report on survey results from BoardSource benchmarking current attitudes and behavior related to strategic alliances and […]

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Friday Link Round Up: Fee For Service

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 […]

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Friday Link Round Up: Lean Startup

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. […]

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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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