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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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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