Posts tagged capacity building
2018 field notes & a look ahead.

When thinking about our first full calendar year in business, we gratefully gained more than not, took our lumps at times, continued learning heaps, and ponder a great deal heading into 2019. From foundations and capacity building support, to brands and shared value, plus proximity and locally led solutions – here are the big themes on our minds as the earth completes this latest lap around the sun.

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The not-so-hidden key to organizational success.

Nelson Mandela knew the power of good leadership, the right team, and proper structure during the 1995 Rugby World Cup. These are the same three bases of organizational health, and they’re free, effective, and available to all NGOs and social enterprises. So why all the attention on innovation, scale, and funding? Org health alone is paramount to driving real impact.

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Notes from the field, thoughts for the future.

With just two days left before we flip the calendar to 2018, I’m thankful for all the growth and learning we’ve amassed in our first (partial) year. But I’m extremely impatient for all the work left to be done – not only within our own model, but more broadly in the world at large.

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