The former CEO of the Girl Scouts has spent decades bringing professional management to nonprofits.
Content: Thought Leader | Authors: Frances Hesselbein, Sally Helgesen | Source: strategy+business | Subjects: Leadership, Management, Nonprofit
Donors are placing nonprofits on the hot seat to measure social performance. Problem is, there is little agreement on what those metrics should be. Professor Alnoor Ebrahim on how nonprofit managers should respond.
Content: Article | Authors: Alnoor Ebrahim, Julia Hanna | Source: Harvard Business School (HBS) Working Knowledge | Subjects: Industry Specific, Nonprofit | Industry: Non-Profit
What makes one jobseeker more appealing than another in the eyes of a nonprofit employer? This article explores some proven ways to increase your nonprofit marketability.
Content: Member-Contributed Content | Source: Commongood Careers | Subjects: Career / Employment, Nonprofit | Industry: Non-Profit
MBAs Without Borders was formed as an international not-for-profit organization bringing innovative solutions to developing countries by matching experienced business volunteers with local businesses and NGOs.
Content: Online Resource | Subjects: MBA Related, Nonprofit
Only 6% of MBA graduates plan on pursuing careers in the social sector. What will it take to get more MBAs into the social sector? Is there even a demand for these types of hires? This article describes the success that two organizations have found in hiring MBAs, outlines some of the challenges associated with hiring candidates with MBAs, and provides some suggestions for overcoming … [ Read more ]
Content: Member-Contributed Content | Author: Dana Hagenbuch | Source: Commongood Careers | Subjects: Career / Employment, MBA Related, Nonprofit | Industry: Non-Profit
If you focus on connecting your cause to your audience’s values-rather than telling people to value your cause-and reach people when they are in the best place, time, and state of mind to act, you will get more bang for your [marketing] buck.
My mantra is, “concentrate and inundate” rather than “spray and pray”!
Content: Quotation | Source: MarketingProfs | Subjects: Marketing / Sales, Nonprofit
Content: Online Resource | Subjects: Courses / Tutorials, Nonprofit
Recent studies raise an uncharitable question: Is nonprofit accounting off track?
Content: Article | Author: Joseph McCafferty | Source: CFO Publishing | Subjects: Accounting, Nonprofit | Industry: Non-Profit
Nonprofit managers who develop social purpose ventures to generate revenues to support a social mission have limited opportunities to share their experiences with others in the field or to learn from the experiences of others. Many nonprofit managers also have modest business backgrounds. Yet, despite these challenges, the movement toward income generation by nonprofits continues to grow. Some of these ventures succeed, yet many more … [ Read more ]
Content: Article | Authors: Cynthia W. Massarsky, Samantha L. Beinhacker | Source: Yale School of Management | Subjects: Industry Specific, Nonprofit | Industry: Non-Profit
Corporations aren’t alone in focusing on governance; rigorous oversight of management and performance is increasingly important for nonprofits too.
Content: Article | Authors: Andrea R. Kilpatrick, Paul J. Jansen | Source: McKinsey Quarterly | Subjects: Corporate Governance, Nonprofit | Industry: Non-Profit
We have business and we have government. For too many intents and purposes, we have nothing in between. This distinction has framed the great social debate for more than a century: capitalism versus socialism, markets versus controls, individualism versus collectivism, privatization versus nationalization, “free enterprise” versus “democracy of the proletariat.” The debate features no cooperatives, no NGOs, no not-for-profits, no volunteer organizations, not because they … [ Read more ]
Content: Article | Authors: Chahrazed Abdallah, Emmanuel Raufflet, Henry Mintzberg, Pamela Sloan, Rick Molz | Source: Leader to Leader | Subjects: Miscellaneous, Nonprofit | Industry: Non-Profit
Business plan competitions are a powerful way to help nonprofits turn ideas into sustainable commercial ventures.
Content: Article | Authors: Anamaria Schindler, Andréa C. Waslander, Heinz-Peter Elstrodt | Source: McKinsey Quarterly | Subjects: Entrepreneurship, Nonprofit | Industry: Non-Profit
The federation structure remains a viable model for nonprofit organizations – if managements transform themselves and affiliates collaborate more closely.
Content: Article | Authors: Lynn K. Taliento, Maisie O’Flanagan | Source: McKinsey Quarterly | Subjects: Industry Specific, Nonprofit | Industry: Non-Profit
When should nonprofit groups consider a merger? How can a nonprofit merger work to the advantage of both parties? What are the pitfalls, and how can they be avoided?
Content: Case Study | Author: Donald Haider | Source: Stanford University | Subject: Nonprofit | Industry: Non-Profit | Companies: STRIVE/Chicago Employment Services (STRIVE/CES), Suburban Job-Link
Corporations could learn a lot from the intensity of nonprofits. Are they willing to listen?
Content: Article | Author: Melissa Master | Source: Across the Board (ATB) | Subjects: Management, Nonprofit
This broadcaster has built and leveraged powerful commercial brands, all while keeping a careful eye on its nonprofit mission.
Content: Case Study | Author: Glenn Rifkin | Source: strategy+business | Subjects: Industry Specific, Nonprofit | Industry: Non-Profit | Company: WGBH Public Broadcasting Station (PBS)
Teach For America learned the importance of building organizational capacity the hard way.
Content: Article | Author: Jerry Hauser | Source: McKinsey Quarterly | Subjects: Industry Specific, Nonprofit | Industry: Non-Profit
Former HBS professor Jeff Bradach shares practical advice on how nonprofits can improve their strategy and produce measurable results for their cause and donors.
Content: Article | Author: Manda Salls | Source: Harvard Business School (HBS) Working Knowledge | Subject: Nonprofit