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 1

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 110

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.