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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Embrace and Encourage Failure

Trying something new is the only way to have better products, better services, more donor engagement, more effectiveness, or any positive change in an organization. Without something new, a nonprofit is destined to be mediocre.

Success in every form and long-term sustainability depend on a commitment to constant improvement. Every nonprofit has the potential […]

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Which Risks?

Your nonprofit’s risk assessment is much more valuable than the time and effort it takes. […]

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Viability Statement

Here is how to prevent your nonprofit from being overwhelmed by a crisis […]

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Be Courageous

Recruit nonprofit board members who have the courage to fulfill the responsibilities of board membership. […]

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Risk Management

There are more exciting topics for a nonprofit board to talk about but there are few that are more important than risk management. […]

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Take a Risk

It is very hard for most nonprofit boards to take a risk. They often think their job is to keep the organization from failing. […]

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Risk Acceptance

Risk is part of life. Should your nonprofit be more risk accepting? […]

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Risk Management

It is generally agreed that one of the primary purposes of a nonprofit board is to ensure the longevity of a nonprofit’s mission. Many nonprofit boards interpret this to mean minimizing decision-making risk. […]

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Imperfect Planning

An old adage says, “No plan survives first contact with reality.” This implies two things: no one can plan for every possible situation and while you are busy planning the world is busy changing. […]

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