Category Archives: Nonprofit Leadership

Networks of organizations: a strategy for societal impact

Nowadays we are witnessing a new trend within global corporations. Nike, Unilever, Coca Cola and others are collaborating within a network of organizations, across sectors with the same aim in mind: to improve societal well-being while driving economic success. These … READ MORE

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Leadership Strategy and Societal Impact

Nowadays, for-profit businesses are increasingly realizing their long-term interests in creating positive value for the communities in which they operate. They see that organizational success depends on making a positive impact on key societal challenges such as food and water … READ MORE

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Evaluating Across Boundaries

I recently had the opportunity to work with a non-profit organization that was running a virtual cultural exchange program with youth (mostly female) in the U.S. and youth in Afghanistan.  They had developed an evaluation plan for this program with … READ MORE

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Evaluating Downstream – 5 Ways to Measure Results

I’m sitting on the floor in a warm room in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and I’m listening to a conversation in Khmer, a language that I do not know. Around the room, also sitting on the floor, are farmers and village … READ MORE

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The (inconvenient) realities of learning by doing: lessons from rural and urban India

Imagine a school in rural India with over 400 students sharing one inoperable and filthy toilet. These conditions have more effect on education than one might expect. In fact, lack of access to toilets and basic sanitation is one of … READ MORE

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Invest in Talent Without Spending a Dime

Nonprofit leaders have usually chosen to work for an organization because they are passionate about the mission and want to make an impact. While many care about their salary and career advancement, they also care about their learning and development, … READ MORE

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Top Three Issues Facing Nonprofit Organizations in 2012

Today at 2pm EST, the Center for Creative Leadership will host a Twitter chat on Nonprofit Leadership, in conjunction with American Express Philanthropy. This post begins the discussion, with Shera Clark, CCL’s Nonprofit Sector Director, shedding light on three of the major … READ MORE

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