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...
Do You Want to be a Manager?

Do You Want to be a Manager?

Has anyone ever taught you how to manage? About styles, impacts, how to handle difficulties, all of that and more? If you haven’t been taught, if you have learned by observation and osmosis, you are not alone; many educational programs don’t teach these skills. At...
Do Our Nonprofits Mirror the “World We Want”?

Do Our Nonprofits Mirror the “World We Want”?

Last September, world leaders came together to agree on 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the benchmarks for international development from 2015-2030. These goals were created over three years through thousands of hours of discussion, debate and downright...
Managing and Meetings: Finding a Balance

Managing and Meetings: Finding a Balance

Some days it seems like work is nothing but meetings and everything else is sandwiched in between the meetings. When I was managing in organizations, if I had 15 minutes left at the end of a meeting/call, I was so grateful to have the time to look at my emails and, if...