Tag: nonprofits

Blurring the Lines Between For-Profit and Nonprofit

In my last blog post I spent a good chunk of time talking about the trend toward “complexification” in the...

The Complexification of the Nonprofit Sector

Nonprofit sector organizations are getting bigger, operations are getting more tentacled, financial tools are getting wonkier, and budgets keep growing....

How to Hire a Consultant

Did you ever feel like you need a consultant to help you figure out what you need your consultant to...

NYC’s Philanthropy Bagel Hole

New York City has everything, just like this bagel. Yum! The secret, as they say, is in the water.  And...

I’m a Recovering Funder

I spent 10 years as a corporate foundation program officer in New York City.  I managed our $5 million community...

The Healthy Nonprofit Ecosystem

In the halcyon days of my youth, way back in 2006, I went to New Orleans. I traveled there...

Why Leadership Pays

In previous blog posts (Why Evaluation Stinks), I’ve discussed how the fragmented nature of the nonprofit sector makes it very...

Can Nonprofits Use Volunteerism to Achieve a Sustained Increase in Capacity?

Last week, we asked readers if volunteerism could play a factor in growing an organization’s capacity. Respondents offered a mixed...

The Plague of the Nonprofits

The familiar transformation from volunteer organizing effort to established nonprofit needs an overhaul, or it will keep sucking the life out of truly grass-roots organizing.

Anatomy of a Merger

The merger of two nonprofit housing development corporations in Nashua, New Hampshire, provides an opportunity to examine one path these organizations can take to increase the odds of survival.

So You Want to Be a Developer: Community Organizing Groups Consider...

The second week of October 2001 was a busy one for Nobel Neighbors, a community organizing group in Chicago’s West Humboldt Park neighborhood. It...