Nonprofit Management

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Author(s) Seth Barad, Liz Maw   Date 2003   Source The Bridgespan Group   Abstract Interest in earned-income ventures is rocketing. In a recent Bridgespan survey of 53 nonprofits with budgets mostly in the $3M to $15M range, for example, more than 50% said they planned to initiate a venture in the next two years. And in the face of an increasingly... read more
Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 11:35am
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Author(s) Don Howard, Farah Husain, Jehan Velji   Date 2005   Source The Bridgespan Group   Abstract Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door. This long-accepted tenet of corporate America also plays out in the social sector. In a country starved for solutions to intractable social problems, proven programs tend to attract a... read more
Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 11:33am
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Author(s) William Foster, Samantha Levine   Date 2006   Source The Bridgespan Group   Abstract In a 2003 national survey of Medicare beneficiaries ages 65 and older, one-quarter reported that they had forgone needed medications in the past year because of the cost. For those with low incomes and no drug coverage, the number jumped to nearly 45 percent... read more
Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 11:30am
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Author(s) Susan Colby, Tia Martinez   Date 2006   Source The Bridgespan Group   Abstract The Latino civil rights movement has gained incredible momentum in the United States since the dawning of the 21st century. Driven by the explosive growth in immigration from Mexico and Central America, Hispanics became the largest minority group in the United... read more
Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 11:10am
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Author(s) Robert Searle, Katie Barnett, Paul Carttar   Date 2003   Source The Bridgespan Group   Abstract Hunger, homelessness, illiteracy, environmental degradation. These are just some of the far-reaching issues that nonprofit organizations choose every day to take on. Given their limited resources, each must confront the question of how it can make... read more
Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 10:54am
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Author(s) The Bridgespan Group   Date 2005   Source The Bridgespan Group   Abstract The mission of the National Academy Foundation (NAF) is to sustain a national network of career academies to support the development of America's youth toward personal and professional success in high school, in higher education, and throughout their careers. Since... read more
Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 10:39am
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Author(s) Alan Tuck, Margaret Boasberg, Kristin Brennan   Date 2005   Source The Bridgespan Group   Abstract Earn a reputation for achieving results and, more often than not, your organization will face a flow – perhaps even a flood – of requests to expand. Responding eagerly to as many as possible is a natural reaction, not only because it... read more
Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 10:35am
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Author(s) Don Howard, Abigail Rubin   Date 2004   Source The Bridgespan Group   Abstract Why do some organizations succeed year after year, while others are unable to sustain outstanding results for more than a year or two at a time? It’s a simple question that has no simple—or single—answer. But when you look at organizations that... read more
Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 10:30am
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Author(s) Kristin Brennan, Alan Tuck   Date 2007   Source The Bridgespan Group   Abstract This report was prepared by Kristin Brennan and Alan Tuck of The Bridgespan Group, a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization applying leading-edge management strategies, tools and talent to help other nonprofits and foundations achieve greater social impact. The... read more
Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 10:03am
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Author(s) The Bridgespan Group   Date 2003 Source The Bridgespan Group Abstract As they grow, many non-profit organizations struggle with the issue of defining the set of programs they should offer to maximize their impact. Most organizations have at least a broadly defined social mission -- for example "create a more just society." But translating broad... read more
Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 10:00am
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Author(s) Susan Wolf Ditkoff, Kelly Campbell   Date 2005   Source The Bridgespan Group   Abstract Eleven-year-old Joey eagerly flipped through the English-Spanish dictionary. He wanted every word to be perfect in the book he was making—a first reader for children in a Guatemalan mountain village. Three weeks earlier he had learned about Guatemala... read more
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 4:56pm
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Author(s) Barry Newstead, Joe Doctor, Don Howard   Date 2006   Source The Bridgespan Group   Abstract The Bayview Hunters Point and Visitacion Valley neighborhoods in the distant southeastern edge of San Francisco have a storied history. Originally settled by working-class immigrant families, the neighborhoods underwent a dramatic transformation in the... read more
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 4:42pm
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Author(s) Jehan Velji, Amy Saxton   Date 2008   Source The Bridgespan Group   Abstract The California Endowment (TCE) is the private foundation created when Blue Cross of California converted from a nonprofit to a for-profit entity in 1996. With initial assets of approximately $3.3 billion, TCE was entrusted with a truly sweeping mission: “To... read more
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 4:32pm
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Author(s) Don Howard, John Newsome   Date 2005   Source The Bridgespan Group   Abstract How do you change a system comprising numerous stakeholders with conflicting needs, governed by multiple levels of regulation and funded from myriad private and public sources? This question goes to the heart of what many nonprofits have to grapple with to have... read more
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 4:00pm
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Author(s) Robert Searle, Susan Colby, Katie Smith Milway   Date 2004   Source The Bridgespan Group   Abstract Organically-grown produce, eco-labeled wood and fish, Fair Trade coffee—all are products that producers and sellers voluntarily certify as developed in an environmentally and/or socially responsible way. After marching along for years as... read more
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 2:16pm
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Author(s) Susan Wolf Ditkoff, Anna Fincke, Alan Tuck   Date 2007   Source The Bridgespan Group   Abstract N/A   Access through the Cases and Simulations Portal from Rutgers SPAA Download PDF:  Tiger Foundation: Profile in Engaged Philanthropy
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 2:07pm
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Author(s) Katherine Kaufmann, Robert Searle   Date 2007   Source The Bridgespan Group   Abstract It’s one thing for a foundation’s leaders to be able to say, “We fund programs that do great work.” It is a very different thing to be able to say, “Our money is having the impact that we want it to have.” How can a... read more
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 1:51pm
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Author(s) Mandy Taft-Pearman, William Foster   Date 2007   Source The Bridgespan Group   Abstract Rochester, New York is facing some truly tough times. Many of the large manufacturing companies that once were its leading employers (such as Eastman Kodak Company, Xerox Corporation, and Bausch and Lomb) have made significant cutbacks. Between 2000 and 2005... read more
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 1:42pm
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Author(s) Alexander J. Cortez, Alan Tuck   Date 2006 Source The Bridgespan Group Abstract In 2004 Hartford, Connecticut was facing a wide range of social challenges. Nearly 30 percent of its families lived below the poverty line, versus the national average of nine percent.1 More than 95 percent of its public-school students qualified for free or reduced- price... read more
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 11:41am
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Author(s) Margaret Boasberg, Barbara Christiansen   Date 2007   Source The Bridgespan Group   Abstract Opportunities to do more good are seldom in short supply for nonprofits that provide potentially life-changing services to individuals in need. So it’s not surprising that growth tends to be a recurring topic among their leadership and supporters... read more
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 11:37am
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Author(s) The Bridgespan Group   Date 2004 Source The Bridgespan Group Abstract Youth In Need has concentrated on growing in one region, allowing the organization to keep its finger on the pulse of the local community’s needs. In response to these needs, YIN added programs intentionally, creating a continuum of services funded in large part with government... read more
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 11:15am
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Author(s) The Bridgespan Group   Date 2004   Source The Bridgespan Group   Abstract Summer Search has worked to manage an aggressive national expansion while maintaining program consistency across sites. Developing leadership internally and pushing to centralize a loose branch structure have helped. Creating a CEO position to complement the... read more
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 11:06am
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Author(s) The Bridgespan Group   Date 2004   Source The Bridgespan Group   Abstract The Steppingstone Foundation has generated impressive results with Boston-area students, but it has had a difficult time exporting its model to another city. Insufficient local fundraising, unclear leadership, and disappointing results plagued the pilot expansion. The... read more
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 11:01am
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Author(s) The Bridgespan Group   Date 2004 Source The Bridgespan Group Abstract Strong support from AmeriCorps, fees from organizations who sponsor “Allies,” and clearly documented program results have propelled Public Allies’ growth. Over the years, Public Allies has worked hard to find the appropriate level of control and decentralization with... read more
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 10:27am
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Author(s) The Bridgespan Group   Date 2004 Source The Bridgespan Group Abstract Posse has grown in a methodical fashion, planning extensively, codifying its program carefully, and growing slowly. The organization has worked hard to ensure that the various Posse sites adhere closely its program. Posse’s diverse sources of funding have allowed it to grow... read more
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 2:59pm
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Author(s) The Bridgespan Group   Date 2004   Source The Bridgespan Group   Abstract Larkin Street Youth Services has grown its programming dramatically over the last decade, in direct response to the emerging needs of homeless youth. A visionary executive director fostered a client-centered culture of excellence that drove the growth. But sustaining... read more
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 2:36pm
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Author(s) The Bridgespan Group   Date 2004 Source The Bridgespan Group Abstract From its 1958 origins as the first Girls Club in Northern California, Girls Incorporated of Alameda County has expanded to offer girls a rich array of programming at 45 locations in the San Francisco Bay Area’s East Bay. Individual giving has propelled growth. Early growth was... read more
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 1:45pm
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Author(s) The Bridgespan Group   Date 2004 Source The Bridgespan Group Abstract Over the years, the Los Angeles-based Fulfillment Fund has received extensive support from individual donors, frequently relying on relationships with locally- based major studios and celebrities. The organization initially grew by adding programs to address students’ unmet needs.... read more
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 1:39pm
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Author(s) The Bridgespan Group   Date 2004   Source The Bridgespan Group   Abstract The East Bay Conservation Corps has evolved its service model from building a conservation corps to running service-learning programs to operating a charter school. This programmatic growth has taken the organization in exciting new directions and opened up new revenue... read more
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 12:58pm
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Author(s) The Bridgespan Group   Date 2004   Source The Bridgespan Group   Abstract Started by a foundation, Earth Force has faced the challenge of moving away from a single funding source and developing a diversified funding stream. Earth Force also has transformed its program offering, moving from a broad campaign strategy to a deep engagement at... read more
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 12:38pm
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Author(s) The Bridgespan Group   Date 2004   Source The Bridgespan Group   Abstract College Summit has grown rapidly since its 1993 founding, relying on partnerships with schools to expand the organization’s reach. College Summit has put a premium on quality, building a network of tightly controlled branches and pulling back on lower-performing... read more
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 12:24pm
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Author(s) The Bridgespan Group   Date 2004   Source he Bridgespan Group   Abstract Citizen Schools built a strong, results-oriented base in Boston before branching out across the country. It has used partnerships with schools and community-based organizations, as well as an effective site-selection and licensee structure, to expand across the country... read more
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 11:59am
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Author(s) The Bridgespan Group   Date 2004 Source The Bridgespan Group Abstract Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington knew that it had to slow down in order to grow. President & CEO Patricia Shannon inherited an organization with significant operational and financial challenges, and worked for many years to turn it around. The results were so positive that... read more
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 11:47am
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Author(s) The Bridgespan Group   Date 2004   Source The Bridgespan Group   Abstract As the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston has grown, the agency has worked hard to maintain quality, to manage its relationship with the national Big Brothers Big Sisters of America organization, to expand its funding from individuals, and to transfer operational... read more
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 11:40am
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Author(s) Samantha Levine, Allana Jackson, Alan Tuck   Date 2008   Source The Bridgespan Group   Abstract Successful advocacy organizations are notable for their ability to mobilize quickly when events open a promising window for social change. But the more successful such organizations become, and the broader the agendas they pursue, the more... read more
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 11:34am
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Author(s) David Eddy Spicer   Date 2001   Source Harvard University   Abstract N/A   Access through the Cases and Simulations Portal from Rutgers SPAA Download PDF: A Non-Profit's Quest for Profitability The National Initiative for Child Health Care Quality's First Year
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 11:45am
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Author(s) Rob Alexander, Rochester Institute of Technology   Date 2009   Source  E-PARCC, part of the Maxwell School of Syracuse University’s Collaborative Governance Initiative, a subset of the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC) Abstract This case provides students with the experience of designing and facilitating... read more
Monday, August 8, 2011 - 5:08pm
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Author(s) Miriam M. Wood and E.Lewis Leaman   Date 1996   Source Program on NonProfit Organizations at Yale University   Abstact The exposure of the Foundation for New Era Philanthropy as a Ponzi scheme attracted wide press coverage in 1995. New Era promised nonprofit organizations that funds deposited with it would be matched in six months. In this case... read more
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 4:03pm
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Author(s) Michael Burns   Date March 1996   Source Program on NonProfit Organizations at Yale University   Abstract The governing board of a shelter for homeless women and children is dominated by representatives of the founding congregations. As the condition for receiving a substantial grant, the board has been asked to curtail its involvement in... read more
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 3:50pm
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Author(s) Suzanne Feeney Date Nov, 1995   Source Program on NonProfit Organizations at Yale University   Abstract Outside consultants to governing boards are commonly asked to clarify the appropriate roles for the board, executive director, and staff-who does what and how should. The problem, however, is rarely what it seems to be to participatns. Understanding... read more
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 2:19pm
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Author(s) Sarah Kavanagh, The New York Times Learning Network Javaid Khan, The Bank Street College of Education in New York City NYTimes   Date March 2005   Source NY Times   Abstract In this lesson, students explore the challenges that Iraqi leaders are facing while working to create a new government. They engage in a class simulation in which they... read more
Monday, August 1, 2011 - 2:16pm

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