Goodness of Fit: Aligning Yourself with the Mission

Goodness of Fit: Aligning Yourself with the Mission

As a person who has always believed that nonprofits should exist to put themselves out of business, it never occurred to me that others in my organization might not feel the same way, or that I might not be aligned with the organizational mission. I always thought...
Nonprofits, Managing and Workplaces: Remote or On-Site?

Nonprofits, Managing and Workplaces: Remote or On-Site?

Marc, my husband, and I both work from home. Yesterday, while standing in a line to buy shoes for my daughter’s wedding, we were talking about it—working from home that is; we had already talked about the shoes. It was a long, long line and at some point the woman in...
Nonprofits and Research: Programs

Nonprofits and Research: Programs

There are so many ways to approach research on programs in nonprofits. One way is with excitement; another is with dread, and then there are all the points in-between. We may be told by a grantor that evaluation is a mandatory component of the grant—hopefully, there...
Research on Nonprofit Operations and Systems

Research on Nonprofit Operations and Systems

Last Week: Research on Organizations Last week, this blog focused on websites, articles and organizations that gather data to determine the health of nonprofits for a number of audiences including: people looking to contribute to organizations; so organizations can...
Nonprofits and Measuring

Nonprofits and Measuring

(An Aside) Before we get started on the topic of measuring, I wanted to let you know that upcoming blogs will introduce a theme, and articles posted during the week will reflect that theme. All articles will be posted, by theme and week, in the “Resources” section of...