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Disruptive Times Require Skilled Changemakers

Posted by Liz Weaver in February 2019

In this paper, Liz Weaver describes three elements that every changemaker needs when approaching complex challenges - a mindset shift, an agile and adaptable approach, and knowledge and skills in each of the five interconnected practice areas.

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Doing Less With More

Posted by Richard Mugford on February 17, 2017

Often as charities we take pride in how we are able to stretch limited financial resources to help the maximum amount of people. This is something that charitable organizations should be proud of, yet its a mindset that I believe should be changed.

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Let’s Stop Assuming Non-Profits Should Just Be Run Like a Business

Posted by Mark Holmgren on September 29, 2014

It is not uncommon for business leaders or entrepreneurs to suggest that charities need to behave more like business. Of course non-profit operations should be based on sound financial and management principles and practices, but I suggest blanket statements like “be more like business” ignore some fundamental differences between private and non-profit sector organizations. As well this default position of many business leaders is a tad insulting.

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