February 27, 2015

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  • The Challenges of New Nonprofits

    Non profitAs organizational theorists have described it, an organization’s risk of dying is highest at the point of its founding and decreases with age. So it is essential for new ...

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Are You Lying Right Now? (Or Simply ‘Misspeaking’?)

RuthThese past few weeks have distinguished themselves by the number of lies exposed publicly.

How to “Manage” in Chaos

RuthI want to call people’s attention to the fact that in every story of a management fiasco, there are artifacts that you can point to—odd details that reflect the whole gestalt.

What Happens Before a Nonprofit Is Born?

Ruth“Clouds are not spheres, mountains are not cones, coastlines are not circles, and bark is not smooth, nor does lightning travel in a straight line.”

“Too Many Notes” Nonprofit Style

RuthI hate hearing people blow off about there being too many nonprofits. It’s like saying there are too many small businesses.

How to Have a Joyous New Year

RuthA couple of days ago, I got a call from a young woman asking that we cover a demonstration in Boston.

A Two to One Challenge from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund

If we can make this $25,000 match, the RBF will donate $2 for every dollar you give us. If we cannot, we lose that second $25,000 completely.