- Mechanics of a Nonprofit Merger
More and more nonprofits are considering merging or consolidating as a strategy to survive or even grow as government and private sources of funding shrink. There are special challenges for nonprofits considering a merger. While commercial mergers are ...
(essay/opinion, webpage, 2012)
- Unlocking Profit Potential: Your Organization's Guide to Social Entrepreneurship
This eBook developed in conjunction with BoardSource, provides a guide for nonprofit boards and management to better understand social entrepreneurship and strategically assess earned income business ventures. Its 59 pages provide useful tips and tools ...
(toolkit/manual, document (pdf), 2002)
- Not-for-Profits Making Profits: Social Enterprise and Legal Issues in Canada
The Social Enterprise Council of Canada is pleased to present a recording of the first in a series of webinars entitled "Nonprofits Making Profits: Social Enterprise and Legal Issues in Canada". Social enterprise is emerging in Canada as a ...
(workshop/training, video, 2010)
- The Legal Context: Social Enterprise Guide - Chapter 7
Non-profits undertaking business ventures have different legal options for structuring their enterprises. In this chapter of the Social Enterprise Guide reviews the different options and the various legal considerations involved. This chapter will orient ...
(tips/guidelines, document (pdf), 2010)
- Creative Disruption: Sabbaticals for Capacity Building & Leadership Development in the Nonprofit Sector
The stresses and demands of leadership make intellectual, emotional, creative, and even physical burnout all too common among nonprofit executives. One of the most effective and cost efficient ways to prevent this from happening is the sabbatical. A “time ...
(research/study, text, 2009)
- Nonprofit Overhead Costs: Breaking the Vicious Cycle of Misleading Reporting, Unrealistic Expectations, and Pressure to Conform
How much does it cost to run a successful and sustainable nonprofit? No, really. It’s a badly kept secret that overhead costs in the nonprofit sector are most often much greater than what’s visible in financial reports and fundraising literature. But ...
(essay/opinion, text, 2008)
- Strongly Led, Under-managed: How can visionary nonprofits make the critical transition to stronger management?
Without sound management practices, even the most successful nonprofit will be unable to sustain, let alone increase, its impact over time. And yet, when Bridgespan consulting teams surveyed senior staff members at 30 nonprofits, the respondents ...
(research/study, text, 2008)
- Getting Replication Right: The Decisions That Matter Most
This article is intended for nonprofit leaders who have already determined that replication is the right way to grow their organizations. But reaching that point can itself be tremendously difficult. If you are not sure whether replication is the right ...
(essay/opinion, text, 2008)
- What if? The Art of Scenario Thinking for Nonprofits
Scenario thinking is a tool for motivating people to challenge the status quo, or get better at doing so, by asking "What if?" Asking "What if?" in a disciplined way allows you to rehearse the possibilities of tomorrow, and then to take ...
(tips/guidelines, text, 2004)
- Costs are Cool: The Strategic Value of Economic Clarity
For most nonprofit organizations, the art of making tradeoffs is a condition of survival as well as a key element of success. With limited means to address substantial social challenges, nonprofit leaders constantly make choices about the most effective ...
(research/study, text, 2003)