Why Do NPO’s Need Business Plans?

Why Do NPO’s Need Business Plans?

Do you really need a business plan? When was the last time you took a critical look at all aspects of your organization—your programs or services, your members or constituents, your staffing, your systems? Are you thinking about succession issues? Are your funders...
Nonprofit Capacity Building – A Heretical View

Nonprofit Capacity Building – A Heretical View

Capacity building doesn’t work. It’s a waste of time, money and energy. There… we said it… sorry foundations and all your capacity building money… sorry nonprofits and all your capacity building grants.   First, capacity building in the nonprofit sector is a...
Inclusivity in Organizations

Inclusivity in Organizations

Imagine an organization with 35 staff spread across 5 states. As part of their internal discussions on issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), they decide to adopt a flatter organization structure to align with their commitment to operating in a more...
Organizational Analysis and Systems Thinking

Organizational Analysis and Systems Thinking

We rely on organizational analysis with every client, with every project. It’s now we ensure they have the context needed to make informed decisions about the future of their organization or agency.   The key to doing good organizational analysis is to examine...
Identity – The Win

Identity – The Win

Any model of organizational life stages shows that, following a period stability or maturity, organizations reach a point where they must renew or decline. After nearly 20 years serving over 675 nonprofit organization and public agency clients, we reached one of these...