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Foundations, nonprofits and performance anxiety

Hotels routinely survey guests after their stay. Airlines, too. Amazon wants to know whether I liked the book/TV show/kitchen gadget. Nonprofits? Not so much.

Businesses strive to measure–and improve–their performance, often by seeking feedback from their customers. 860 more words

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CONSULTING & COACHING: A Review of Gary McIntosh's book "Taking Your Church to the Next Level"

Book: Taking Your Church to the Next Level, Author: Gary McIntosh (2009) reviewed by John (Jack) Pladdys, 4/14/15.

What section of the book (pages and/or chapter) impacted you the most and why? 515 more words


Learning from Uber and AirBnB

My interview with Brian Walsh is over. He summons an Uber, and shows me his phone. The driver has a 4.7 rating. Reliable.

Disruptive startups like Uber,  969 more words

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The Negative Feedback Loop - The Absolute Fundamental Principle Governing All Life Processes

I was asked this week in my current work role to give a welcoming address to the Society for Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes of South Africa later this year as the University of the Free State is hosting their annual conference this year. 1,580 more words


Evaluating nonprofits: If not overhead, then what?

In the summer of 2013, in a remarkable development that was little noted outside of the world of philanthropy, Guidestar, Charity Navigator and BBB Wise Giving Alliance… 1,052 more words

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Why Nonprofit Chronicles

Not long ago, I met Brett Jenks, the chief executive of a global conservation organization called Rare, over coffee at Peet’s, near my home in Bethesda, Md. 1,773 more words

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