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Build Your Organization’s Capacity To Make More Progress

Making progress on a worthwhile mission is where it’s at – it’s the bottom line of a nonprofit just as…

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Community Philanthropy in Central and Eastern Europe – A New Introduction

This handsome primer is for people interested in learning about the role that community philanthropy organizations can play in strengthening…

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Use Advocacy to Promote Social Change

Advocacy includes promoting changes to public or private policies to reduce the flow of victims from unfortunate circumstances (or from…

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How Nonprofits Are Set Up to Fail: Ghosts from Our Pre–Colonial Past

A favorite maxim of mine is that “the fish will be the last to discover water.” We fish can’t easily…

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Looking for Evidence of Success: Follow the Action

A curious donor will wonder where they might see signs that their donation is “making a difference.”  My simple answer:…

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Nonprofit Development and Evaluation: The Untold Story of Who Benefits from Nonprofit Programs

It’s a nonprofit’s responsibility – and opportunity – to understand and help others appreciate its own  construct of effectiveness in…

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How To Save The World: Evaluating Your Choices

“The world isn’t going to be saved overnight, or in a year, or with the one just-right program or policy. It’s people that will save the world, working in a smart accumulation of efforts that together make progress against specific substantial goals.” Steven E. Mayer

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Becoming more like a business?

Why “Becoming More Like a Business” Is NOT the Solution for Nonprofits

It doesn’t really matter whether you can quantify your results.  What matters is that you rigorously assemble evidence – quantitative or…

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