Organizational Development

Creating Breakout Innovation By Joanna Levitt Cea & Jess Rimington | 2

Nonprofits, community groups, and philanthropists are embracing cocreation as a way to engage a wider community in tackling pressing problems.

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Scaling

What Exactly Do We Mean by Systems?

By Dan Vexler

Everyone is talking about systems. Or at least, that's how it seems in my wonkish corner of the philanthropic world. You can't attend a conference or even have a meeting without hearing about systems, whether it's people trying to disrupt them, map them, learn from them, or catalyze them.

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Collaboration

Collective Impact

By John Kania & Mark Kramer 109

Large-scale social change requires broad cross-sector coordination, not the isolated intervention of individual organizations.

Philanthropy & Funding

Ten Nonprofit Funding Models

By William Landes Foster, Peter Kim, & Barbara Christiansen 65

For-profit executives use business models—such as "low-cost provider"—as a shorthand way to describe the way companies are built and sustained. Nonprofit executives have not had an equivalent lexicon—until now.

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Leadership

The Pitfalls of Praise

By Rebecca Aced-Molina 8

Many managers assume praise will support a positive working environment, and help employees open up to criticism or feel good about themselves. But in fact, praise perpetuates a scarcity myth—usually without us realizing it.