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PHILANTHROPY REVIEW ARTICLE, DEC 2018

A challenge for many executive directors is how to plan for meaningful change within their organization while also achieving buy-in from staff. Communitas adapted a traditional strategic planning process to include a less hierarchical and more staff-inclusive approach. Learn how time spent listening [...]

PHILANTHROPY REVIEW ARTICLE, DEC 2018 2018-12-29T20:14:07+00:00

BUILDING A VISUAL THEORY OF CHANGE: SIX QUESTIONS TO JUMPSTART THE PROCESS

What’s Behind a Theory of Change? Engaging your organization’s leadership and team in creating a theory of change (TOC) can be a powerful and unifying activity. A good TOC (or theory of action or pathway) gives your partners and staff a [...]

BUILDING A VISUAL THEORY OF CHANGE: SIX QUESTIONS TO JUMPSTART THE PROCESS 2018-12-29T18:36:49+00:00

DIAGNOSING THE REAL PROBLEM: IMPLEMENTATION TOOL

Here’s one approach that Communitas Consulting has used in the early stages of diagnosis for evaluations. It is transferrable to an assessment of your own organizational issues. When you are faced with an organizational or community problem that calls for a solution: [...]

DIAGNOSING THE REAL PROBLEM: IMPLEMENTATION TOOL 2018-10-26T17:11:25+00:00

MATCHING THE SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM

As practitioners, we often rush to solve problems. We want to pin down the causes and make things better. In nonprofits and philanthropies, there is merit to this impulse -- and there is often misdirected energy. Our first impulse is to [...]

MATCHING THE SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM 2018-10-26T19:55:33+00:00

A MORE INCLUSIVE APPROACH TO STRATEGIC PLANNING

In working with several exceptional nonprofits over the past few months, I see the power and value of disrupting the traditional, board-led strategic planning model in favor of a process that encourages staff leadership and engagement early on at all levels [...]

A MORE INCLUSIVE APPROACH TO STRATEGIC PLANNING 2018-08-03T18:48:34+00:00

STANFORD SOCIAL INNOVATIONS REVIEW ARTICLE

Read Stanford Social Innovations Review article on what works in second generation collective impact efforts by S. Baker and K. Horne.

STANFORD SOCIAL INNOVATIONS REVIEW ARTICLE 2017-08-31T14:26:58+00:00

MANAGING YOUR PERSONAL HISTORY IN SOCIAL CHANGE WORK

The other day, preparing to deliver difficult news to a client, I could feel tension in my shoulders. It was only later that I realized my reaction had to do with my own desire not to disappoint others or make people upset. [...]

MANAGING YOUR PERSONAL HISTORY IN SOCIAL CHANGE WORK 2017-08-10T13:28:06+00:00