We’ve written recently about the relationship between failure, big ideas, and success. Seth Godin has a great post today about nonprofits’ social mandate to innovate to solve big problems. Guess who shows up?
“Good judgment is the result of experience and experience the result of bad judgment.”—Mark Twain
While it’s easy to pat yourself on the back for a job well done, examining organizational mistakes, struggles, and shortcomings can be unpleasant, but it’s the key to future success. Read more
Back in June we announced the launch of the Fairmount4Free initiative with the goal of supporting small innovative nonprofit organizations that benefit the Greater Philadelphia region. In addition to working with PhilaSoup, we decided to move forward with an additional mini F4F engagement with the African Family Health Organization (AFAHO). Read more
I’ve been thinking about anchors. No, not the seafaring kind, though I do enjoy a legitimate opportunity to wear Topsiders now and again. I’m focused on community anchors – go-to neighborhood organizations – and how they’re evolving to address deeply-entrenched challenges of poverty and blight. Read more
What grabs your attention?
Which organization has invitations, flyers, or newsletters that are so good you just can’t help but pay attention?
The most successful nonprofit leaders have a relentless dedication to not only serve, but to empower their constituents. They strive to offer assistance that develops self-reliance. And they understand that success often means their organization will fundamentally change, or even run itself out of business. Read more