Fostering Innovation

Creativity and innovation are most successful and effective when they are limited. Creativity is often seen as far-ranging, unrestricted activity. While it can be, it is more effective when there are boundaries but very few constraints.

Significantly out-of-the-box creativity receives most of the attention because it is rare. Most innovations and inventions center on an […]

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Model What You Want

When your nonprofit’s board models the behavior it wants from your staff, success will be easier to achieve. […]

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People Are Important

Place more value in the people associated with your nonprofit and your community will be more appreciative of your nonprofit. […]

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Innovation Starts with the Board

The culture your nonprofit board creates determines the success of your innovations. […]

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Innovations Worth Doing

It is important to have a way to quantitatively determine if an innovation is a great idea. This article will help you assess the risk and value of prospective innovations. […]

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Do You Want to Innovate?

The guidance for your nonprofit’s innovation should come from the board. […]

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The Board’s Role in Innovations

Your nonprofit’s board should be the primary catalyst for major innovations. […]

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It Is a Small Cost Increase

Sometime it is necessary for a nonprofit to raise the fees it charges. What is the best explanation for why the fees are increasing? […]

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Every Leader an Innovator

Ideally, we want every nonprofit leader to be an innovator. Does your nonprofit board foster innovation? […]

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Building on the Right Framework

Sometimes a great idea or innovation fails. The cause of the failure is often thought of as the idea being ahead of its time or suffering from poor execution. Is that really the case? […]

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