Category Nonprofit Strategy
Clandestinely, nonprofits the world over are taking a hard look at their models. For established nonprofits phrases like “earned income” and “alternative delivery” have slipped into strategy discussions where “grant strategy” and “donor relations” used to sit prominently. Model innovation is trending. This is the first of a contemplated series tackling model innovation–subscribe to get […]
Nonprofits may turn a blind eye to their economic reality. But it’s not where you might expect (funding)—it’s in a different realm entirely. Here I make the argument that economic principles reveal new methods of recruiting skilled volunteers. Focus on the project at hand! Skilled and traditional volunteer projects are different! Use the right tools […]
Coming from a business perspective, the nonprofit goal of putting themselves out of business can be foreign (It still feels foreign to us). But, in a theoretical extreme, any effective nonprofit would be a shrinking one.