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.

5 Steps to De-Risk Program Design

By incorporating design thinking elements into nonprofit planning, you test assumptions before investing resources.

The Value of “Big Bets”

Key takeaways from “Making Big Bets for Social Change” on how these serve as financial, as well as movement drivers in broadening philanthropic impact.

Solving Problems vs. Addressing Needs

At MCapCon, White House Director David Wilkinson said it’s time to shift from addressing needs to solving problems.

We Believe, A Poem by Typewriter Rodeo

We believe. The Mission Capital Conference will inspire you to believe that community problems can be solved.

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.


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