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“The Reel Connection: Videos, Jewelry, and Tanning,” “Bakewell Auto Parts & Pet Supplies,” “Harbison Enterprises: Military Surplus and Lingerie,” “Rose Computers & Antiques.” Not exactly your business school idea of “horizontal integration,” these real business combinations are the funnier side of a serious … Continue reading

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Over the past several months I’ve been engaged in a strategic planning process with Dancers’ Group, a service organization for dance in the San Francisco Bay Area. Through a series of stakeholder consultations with dancers, choreographers, executive/artistic directors, and funders, … Continue reading

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As I have mentioned in previous On Our Minds, nonprofits are under increasing scrutiny by donors and funders. One way donors and funders exercise this scrutiny is by reviewing an organization’s Form 990, which is now readily available through organizations … Continue reading

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Nonprofits are subject to ever increasing scrutiny from both institutional and individual donors, many of whom are equipped with online resources that evaluate their operational effectiveness. I recently listened to Network for Good’s interesting webinar on this topic entitled “Uncharitable?”. … Continue reading

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Given that much of WolfBrown’s work helps organizations demonstrate accountability through rigorous evaluation of their programs, I found a recent article in The Economist quite interesting. The article states that “70% of Americans trust non-profit outfits more than government or … Continue reading

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Most readers of this newsletter are probably well aware that the IRS has changed reporting requirements for nonprofit organizations, including new requirements for small organizations (budgets under $5,000) to file an annual 990-N report. I was startled when I read … Continue reading

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For those who have finished all three Stieg Larsson novels, I have three suggestions for your summer reading list: 1.  The Nonprofit Strategy Revolution, by David La Piana, explains why traditional strategic planning, which generates agreement on lists of long-term … Continue reading

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If you want to see who’s who in the world of nonprofits, check out the NonProfit Times’ Power and Influence Top 50. They call the listed individuals “executives who mobilize the masses for good and who manage their resources while … Continue reading

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