How the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Association evolved from a small local charity into a global NGO.
Organizational Development Innovative approaches to internally driven, organization-wide efforts to achieve strategic goals
Six useful starting points for nonprofits that want to build their capacity to continuously innovate.
Changing an organization’s vision and culture takes a long time and tremendous commitment, but design thinking can help lead the way.
Three landmark blunders in recruiting and retaining social enterprise talent—and how to avoid them.
To achieve systems change, we must pay attention not just to formal procedures, but also to culture.
SSIR academic editor Johanna Mair talks with Roy Steiner of Omidyar Network, Renee Kaplan of the Skoll Foundation, Jim Bildner of the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, and Christian Seelos, coauthor with Mair of the new book Innovation and Scaling for Impact.
How companies in industries such as pharmaceuticals are starting to learn that by giving more data away, they actually get more back.
Not every nonprofit has a data science team. To truly harness big data for social good, we need collaborations between individuals, across organizations, and across sectors.
Making effective use of the creative power of design requires engaging entire organizations—from leadership to the front lines.
SSIR managing editor Eric Nee moderates a panel organized by the Indian strategic philanthropy foundation Dasra on supporting good governance in India.
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More nonprofits are managing their brands to create greater impact and organizational cohesion.
To build stronger relationships with development staff, nonprofit leaders must understand the work and set feasible fundraising goals.
Donors say that organizational governance and competence are critical factors in determining where their grants flow. So why aren’t they putting their money where their mouths are?
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.