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When the "Mighty" Fall, a Learning Opportunity Emerges

The recent closing of Chicago's legendary Hull House is a wake-up call to nonprofits that we can no longer expect long-term funding sources—government or otherwise—to simply continue on. As government funding is being slashed all...

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Social Enterprise @ Nobis Works

For 30+ years, GCN member Tommy Nobis Center has been involved in social enterprise: "we just didn't call it that until a year ago," says President/CEO Connie Kirk. For the Center, it's just been how they meet their mission of...

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It's Lonely at the Top—Peers are Vital to CEO Sanity

I have spent most of my career as an advisor and coach working closely with CEO’s in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. While there are marked differences, what’s commonly found in both is that it is lonely at the top...

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Understanding Your Audience, Part 1: Google Analytics

The start of a new year is the perfect time to focus on a user-centered strategy for your website. In the first of a two-part series, we're going to begin to dive into the many ways you can make your website work for you in new ways.

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Innovation: Why It Should Top Your Priority List

It's a buzzword among thought leaders across the sector and the business world, yet it has proven tough to energize organizations to innovate, according to Kristina Jaskyte at UGA's School of Social Work and Institute for Nonprofit...

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The Event Trap: Is Your Organization in It?

Events meet a basic organizational need to “do something” tangible and put a simple form of capitalism to work for a nonprofit, asserts consultant and board member Bill Hoffman. Have your events become the “default”...

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