To make progress on ideologically or politically sticky issues, social sector organizations must reshape their messaging to do more than cite facts; they must use smart storytelling and craft solutions that don’t require those they want to reach to sacrifice their values.
Connecting arts goals to a foundation’s larger vision can make support for the arts more targeted and impactful.
Social innovators have a lot to learn from situations where they and their target beneficiaries vote on opposite sides.
There is a pervasive fear in the nonprofit field that focusing inwardly—on our staff, our leadership, even our own salaries—will take away from achieving our organizational missions. That needs to change.