Tag Archives: Lucy Bernholz

Latest nonprofit buzzword of the year: Resilience

30 Jul

“Resilient” may be the new “sustainable” aspiration for the nonprofit sector. We can learn much about how resilience works from other disciplines such as biology, engineering and psychology. Here are some key transferable concepts.


Small is beautiful again

8 Dec

Scaling up is not our only option for efficiency. We already treat information as a social, constantly evolving, customizable good. We’ve long understood the need to adapt and transform technology for different scales and types of operation. Why not be more purposeful at scaling down big social improvement ideas so that they can be implemented at a small scale, quickly and easily? What better strategy for sustainability than to make it something easy to sustain and adapt over time?