March 29, 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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Fatally Incurious Governance a Kind of Nonprofit Malfeasance

ruthI have been struck again and again, and again just recently, that it’s excruciatingly common not to listen and understand the stakeholder environment around your organization.

Thinking about Leaving? The Latest Thinking on Executive Transitions

RuthI have been struck by some recent studies that show the proportion of long-term executive directors still in their jobs after 10 or more years. Many of them are over 50.

An Overarching Outcome Measure for Nonprofits and Philanthropy

RuthToday, NPQ want to draw your attention to our opening salvo in a three-month-long focus on inequality.

Why Boards Are So Persistently Old and White

RuthMcCambridgeWe published an article today that addresses the “why” of the lack of diversity on nonprofit boards.

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.