POWER OF GOOD BLOG

 

Read up on the latest trends, ideas and inspiration to power your mission-driven work. Stay informed of national and local practices in nonprofit management, philanthropy and social innovation.

Bringing Innovation to Capacity Building

Social innovation may increase our effectiveness in certain areas, but without thoughtful investment in the capacity nonprofits, is it all for naught?

How to Incentivize Risk Taking in Your Organization

Nonprofits are often caught between competing demands of board or funder expectations and risk taking.

Resilient Leadership When Change is Hard

During times of transformation, every single member of a nonprofit staff needs to be resilient.

Nonprofits Share What Matters and What’s Measured

What are nonprofits measuring, and what are themes in output data? Nonprofits share progress and results at GuideStar Platinum.

Data-Informed Decision Making

A comprehensive data strategy goes beyond collecting one-off measurements and can inform your decision making.

Track Toward Strategic Goals

Implementing a process for collecting data and metrics at pre-determined, regular intervals can help effectively work toward and measure your strategic goals.

Brand Stories, Data and Impact

Combine outcomes data and storytelling to transform your measurement into compelling and meaningful brand stories.

Surprising Truth about Funders and Data

Most nonprofits are measuring outcomes, but their thoughts on working with funders and data gives us reason to pause.

The System Within

When embarking on organizational change, consider that there’s a complex system within your organization, made up of interconnected teams and activities.

Foundation for Successful Collaborative Projects

We understand the value of a collaborative project, but why are they so hard to get right? This pre-work sets you up for success.

The Need for Interim Leadership

We’re witnessing increased attention and warranted anxiety of leadership gaps leading to a growing need in interim leadership.

Austin’s Potential to Succeed

Pulling from national research on what makes a city “high-performing,” we address Austin’s potential to succeed in solving community challenges.


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