Management and Leadership

Jul 1, 2019

Transitions of Trailblazers (Part 2): From Inception to Separation

The second in a multi-part series on the issues nonprofits face in transitioning leadership, Barbara Rady Kazan and Lynn S. Price discuss the reasons and emotions behind leaders' transitions out of their organizations.

Jun 17, 2019

Capacity Building (Part 1): Why It’s Critical for Your Nonprofit’s Success

The first in a multi-part series on the issues nonprofits face in building capacity, Peter Gamache, PhD and Jackie Griffin discuss the reasons, definitions, and processes behind capacity building.

May 20, 2019

Best Practices for Nonprofit Directors

Good governance will always be the key to the organization’s success and sustainability. Northern Trust's Marguerite H. Griffin offers best practices to help nonprofit directors fulfill their responsibilities and be effective leaders of their organizations.

May 6, 2019

Transitions of Trailblazers (Part 1)

The first in a multi-part series on the issues nonprofits face in transitioning leadership, Barbara Rady Kazan and Lynn S. Price discuss the formation of a research study on how nonprofit leaders think about their legacies.

Mar 25, 2019

The “Lean” Nonprofit

Companies are expected to not only deliver some profit, but to maximize shareholder value. In the same way, nonprofits must move beyond doing some good, to maximizing social impact and scale.

Feb 25, 2019

Win Big With Big Data: A Nonprofit’s Guide to Data Analytics

Whether your nonprofit feeds the hungry or provides shelter for the homeless, you have the ability (and obligation) to make data-backed, objective decisions regarding service delivery and internal processes - your clients depend on it.

Jan 14, 2019

Moving Beyond Startup

The Lone Survivor Foundation offers a clear example of a nonprofit that has moved beyond its preliminary success. Several key strategies can be taken from the foundation’s success, such as name recognition and branding, collaboration with like-minded organizations, and portfolio diversification can help nonprofits attain long-term sustainability.

Dec 3, 2018

Organizational Assessments: A Solution to the Questions That Keep Some Nonprofit Leaders Awake At Night

A well-executed Organizational Assessment can be the one thing to help nonprofit leaders meet organizational challenges head-on and, perhaps, get a good night’s sleep.

Nov 19, 2018

Preventing Fraud in Nonprofits: It’s Easier than it Sounds

Internal controls go a long way in a nonprofit achieving its mission, and a strong set of internal controls will help the nonprofit maintain success in the long run.

Nov 5, 2018

Meet. Share. Do.

A civic engagement initiative, born in Chicago, sparks a national movement.