Gail believes a strong sector comes from having a diversity of ideas, art forms, leaders, approaches and voices, and is interested in fostering organizational health, environmentally sound growth policies and universal access to education.
Conversations about critical issues happen all the time. Conferences, blogs and community meetings offer any…
Perhaps, like me, you have a mental model of how community development or creative placemaking works or doesn’t work. Let’s talk about these.
The story that I share today is about how one organization followed their curiosity and learned not only from the evaluation data but from the process itself.
Recently I was cleaning my closet and came across several items that no longer fit…
“Deal Making 2.0: A Guide to Complex Negotiations” David A. Lax and James K. Sebenius…
Talking to Terrence McFarland about the Arts Census: a way to collect, analyze and access quality data no matter what size our budgets.
Sometimes, but it’s risky. By Gail Crider Crisis generally means loss of strategic perspective,…
Sutton and Hargadon examine how and why an organization, in this case, IDEO, uses brainstorming sessions. They’ve modified the criteria in Hackman’s effectiveness model to include three factors to consider when using brainstorming as a significant process in your organization.
This brief article from Scott Anthony, of Innosight and the author of The Little Black Book Of Innovation: How It Works, How to Do It, looks at consumer needs and innovation opportunities.
Research on decision making in consumer behavior, perhaps with broader implications for nonprofits.
The book is divided into short segments with titles such as “Workaholism” and “Reasons to quit” and one of my favorites, “Emulate chefs.” So, if you need a break from the holiday food frenzy or from your great stack of reading, try this book.
An interesting article on how we think about complex situations.
A case study on board leadership and organizational growth, featuring a response by NAS CEO Gail Crider.
A great resource for board members and staff members to test knowledge and learn more about operating (sometimes called cash) reserves.
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