Nonprofits Need to Invest in Research and Development (R&D)

Nonprofits Need to Invest in Research and Development (R&D)

Nonprofits Need to Invest in Research and Development (R&D) As I continue my journey of helping nonprofits design and deliver strategies that help them achieve greater impact, I am increasingly convinced that nonprofit organizations need to intentionally invest in Research and Development (R&D). At the same time, I am surprised at how few nonprofits are […]

Five Nonprofit Board Traits Needed Now

I mentioned in my last article that the increasingly performance driven nonprofit environment demands leaders capable of thinking and acting courageously. In this article, I extend the argument that such leadership also a core function of a nonprofit board. Passion/dispassion, risk-taking, support, self-reflection, and leadership are core traits needed now. Developing each will increase the potential that your organization will move forward with confidence towards success.

Facilitating Nonprofit Strategy in Economic Uncertainty

. I recently read, yet one more so-called expert advice column promoting the ultimatum of “merge” or “die” as the pathway for many nonprofits. In this iteration, the ultimatum arises out of the knee jerk reaction caused by the recent economic downturn. Citing duplication of service and competition for scarce resources, some foundations, philanthropists and […]