Category: Management & Organization Behavior

9 TED Talks That Anyone Working in Nonprofit Should Watch

TED talks are filled with knowledge that challenges and expands one’s perspectives. Applying what you’ve learned from TED talks to your everyday life might also facilitate your discovery that you might not always know what you’re talking about. These presentations teach you to listen first so that you can think about the information you were…
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15 Best Twitter Accounts to Learn About Nonprofit

When a group is organized for goals other than making money, it is said to be a nonprofit organization. NGOs provide a means for individuals to work together for the common good, transforming shared values and hopes into action. People of different ages, races, socioeconomic statuses, and genders can find food, healing, shelter, education, and…
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10 Things We All Hate About Nonprofit

We all love nonprofits, but here are ten lists of things we all hate about nonprofits. The Norm of Self-Interest: The culture of self-interest is one of the greatest things that makes people distrust nonprofit organizations and their employees. The mainstream discourse on economics, evolution, and social policy is permeated by the notion that people…
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The Burden of Data on Civil Society

You’ve probably pondered how corporations manage to target you with a product you’re interested in precisely. They employ data, which is information that has been gathered. Advertisers utilize data to target their adverts better, make sales, and shape our buying habits. It is the new oil. Using it can help us better comprehend the world…
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Building Capacity for Transformation

Capacity building is a concept that is frequently questioned. Building a nonprofit’s capacity is an investment in its efficacy and long-term viability. Similarly, capacity building is the enhancement of a person’s or an organization’s ability to “create, perform, or deploy.” The ability of a charitable nonprofit to carry out its objective is increased by initiatives…
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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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