Only 19 percent of nonprofit executive team members strongly agree that their teams focus on the right work. To improve the performance of these vital groups, leaders should ask five critical questions.
Organizational Development Innovative approaches to internally driven, organization-wide efforts to achieve strategic goals
Kate Lauzon found sobriety and a role as an activist through her Massachusetts city's weekly resident feedback sessions, a gathering of civic groups known as “Working Cities Wednesdays” organized by Habitat for Humanity. Part of a series produced for SSIR with the support of the Hewlett Foundation.
Global aid agencies must shift from just agreeing to “go local” to preparing development experts for the task.
As technology morphs businesses, markets, and economies, we must reimagine how we educate future managers—the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals provide a North Star.
The dogma in business school education is that faculty’s research should be relevant, yet serving our students also means questioning what relevance leaves out.
The journey toward greater diversity, equity, and inclusion has no fixed endpoint, but here are a few places to start.
Personal experience is central to the education and development of managers.
Women co-run businesses are outperforming their male-only counterparts, but not enough investors are betting on them. Here’s what we can do to support representative entrepreneurial ecosystems and how an India-based investor is pointing the way.
In this multimedia series, sponsored by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, voices from the social sector will offer tactics, tools, and advice gleaned from the grassroots to encourage nonprofits and foundations to make listening to their constituents—and acting on what they hear—a smart norm for any organization committed to improvement.
The integration process following a merger agreement is essential to achieving success.
An SSIR survey of nearly 2,000 leaders of nonprofits, foundations, and other charitable organizations revealed that they believe feedback is important but still struggle with figuring out how to do it.
Employee surveys can help organizations surface fresh perspectives and new thinking while building a culture that rewards curiosity. Part of a series produced for SSIR with the support of the Hewlett Foundation.
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Thinking about social impact measurement on a spectrum can help organizations develop a clear, evidence-based idea of how or why their programs work.
Before diving into measurement, organizations must establish awareness of and readiness for impact in every aspect of their operations.