Tag Archives: Innovation

Nonprofit innovation: fight violence with fighting?

21 Aug

Here’s a great example from the streets of Rio de Janeiro of a key mindset for nonprofit innovation: “flipping an idea”. It’s positively punchy!


Civic engagement, poverty, power and giving: Recent posts in Nonprofit Quarterly

22 Dec

Wide ranging topics in my latest postings for the Nonprofit Quarterly Newswire


On hoarfrost and seizing the moment

7 Dec

Yesterday, the season’s first hard frost created an unworldly beauty, but it didn’t last. Next time I feel like putting off the work of grappling with a spark of inspiration because I’m “busy”, I’ll remember today.


Five ways to change the world

29 Nov

Challenge motivation. Challenge assumptions. Challenge organization. Challenge authority. Challenge ourselves. Themes from my recent Nonprofit Quarterly articles.


The future of philanthropy, zombies and more- recent posts from NPQ

1 Nov

Here are my most recent articles for the Nonprofit Quarterly’s Newswire. As an indication of how much nonprofits are craving good news, the “Pinch me . . .” story went viral, and has been featured by the Council on Foundation’s “Philanthropy in the News” and LinkedIn’s “Nonprofit Today”.


The roots of nonprofit power need tending

28 Oct

The original source of power for the good work of non-profits, people who care about their communities, is all around us. But, according to Ruth McCambridge of the Nonprofit Quarterly, nonprofits today could do far more to harness this power.


Five new postings from the Nonprofit Quarterly newswire

19 Oct

Yet another installment of recent postings on the Nonprofit Quarterly newswire. The subjects include: questionable public policy moves, a troubled nonprofit and an effective one, and a new wrinkle in the Occupy protests.


Eat, read, connect

29 Jul

Organic produce at a mini-mart? A library expressly for homeless people? An issue that conservatives and progressives agree upon? A hidden resource for nonprofit advocacy? Here are links to my most recent contributions to the Nonprofit Quarterly Newswire.


Creative tourism? Yes. Irresistible? Not so much . . .

27 Jun

Time will tell if a creative new “eco-tourism” adventure in the Philippines proves to be innovative from a business perspective as well. In the meantime, it’s certainly creative! But not my idea of a good time.


Five mindsets for nonprofit innovation

30 Dec

Whether or not you consider yourself creative, you’ve undoubtedly contributed to innovation. This is because innovation is largely a social, iterative process of developing, building upon and testing ideas over time. Here are some great examples of mindsets for innovation in the nonprofit arena.