Category: Management & Organization Behavior

Steps To Achieve Higher Impact:A Common Sense Approach To Strategy

Strategy is no guarantee of impact. But without it, you are almost guaranteed to have no impact. –Paul Brest, President, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Steps Nonprofits Have to Consider for Effective Initiatives and Projects Defining, documenting, and diagnosing the problem Get the problem right! To have a better understanding of Haiti’s market, you…
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Elements of A Business Plan

Format One Cover Sheet Statement of Purpose Table of Content   The Business Description of the business Marketing Competition Operating Procedure Personnel Business Insurance Financial data Financial Data Loan application Capital equipment and Supply list Balance sheet Breakeven Analysis Pro-forma income projections (P/L) The year summary Month to month first year Details by quarters, 2nd…
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The Reality of Voluntourism and the Conversations We’re Not Having

A much-needed debate about voluntourism is taking off on the web. It includes voices from the industry, academics, travel professionals, and volunteers themselves. From “The White Tourist’s Burden” to “Lions, Zebras, and African Children,” at the heart of these stories is the notion of inexperienced volunteers who use their privilege to go abroad for their…
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Developing a Successful Grant Proposal

Whether you are going to write a grant proposal for a government agency or a private funder, such as a foundation or corporation, the components of the proposal are quite similar. The amount of detail required may be considerably different, but the basic elements are generally the same. Most grantmakers have instructions on how you…
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Ten Rules for Helping

From The Rules for helping- we learn of The Taranaki Rules by Warren Feek for outsiders who help develop strategies to support grassroots-organization. This includes those who are looking to be a volunteer  or a full/part time employee where you are going to leave your cozy life in the States to stay and do “good…
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