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  • Disruptive Technologies Can Be a Force for Good for Nonprofits

    Posted February 1, 2016

    If you’ve found your car keys with a smartphone app or taken a ride with an Uber driver, you know how much technology is reshaping every aspect of our lives. And while new, disruptive technologies are reshaping entire business segments, they’re also giving nonprofit leaders unexpected paths to success. Just for starters, today’s social media…

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  • Engaging Men to Work Toward Gender Inclusion in the Workplace

    Posted May 13, 2015

    In your efforts to include women in industries and roles where they are underrepresented, be sure to include an important demographic: men. Men are currently in positions to hire and manage women in industries such as software development, electrical engineering, automotive design, and finance. Without them, it will be impossible to increase women’s representation in…

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  • Measuring the Financial Impact of Diversity in the Workplace

    Posted February 25, 2015

    Every business leader strives to validate the effectiveness of programs they champion, and specifically, any effect on profit and loss. Although that can be difficult in the case of diversity programs, carefully selecting the kinds of efforts to undertake, as well as how to roll out those efforts, can ease measurement and help you make…

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  • Why Global Leaders Are Embracing Corporate Diversity

    Posted January 8, 2015

    Corporate diversity used to mean simply making sure that underrepresented groups received equal opportunities for jobs. Now, corporate diversity includes every facet of private and nonprofit business governance — from equal employment hiring decisions and executive-level promotions to community outreach programs and global cultural education efforts. Strong emphasis is placed on making sure workers feel…

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  • Venture Philanthropy Aims for More Effective Ways to Solve Difficult Challenges

    Posted December 15, 2014

    Wealthy philanthropists once donated money to the causes they supported for the pure satisfaction of helping to build a better world. Now, however, many philanthropic foundations take a more hands-on approach. Instead of handing out money to a broad array of organizations, foundations often target specific causes or areas of concern and closely monitor how…

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  • Leading a Company Through an Industry Disruption

    Posted November 19, 2014

    Every business needs to be competitive within its industry. Sometimes, a bigger problem emerges because commoditization, consumer behavior changes or new innovations render whole product categories unprofitable. With careful observation, planning and action, leaders can navigate their companies successfully through these shifts. The dramatic industry shifts, called disruptions, have felled or crippled companies that couldn’t…

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  • Crisis Management for Nonprofit Leaders

    Posted August 15, 2014

    Crisis: The very word evokes images of destructive weather, political upheaval, panic and chaos, and volatile situations. Yet, a crisis can certainly be all of those things, but not always. As organizations that serve the public, nonprofits by their very nature will always encounter crises — the key is being able to keep the ship…

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