The American Alliance of Museums and Wilkening Consulting have created a timely and informative primer for “Cultivating More Inclusive Attitudes Among the Public.” Great insights and valuable instruction for all organizations seeking to be more engaging and inclusive.
This article from the Chronicle of Philanthropy underscores what many of us have learned from participating in way too many Zoom calls and meetings in 2020. The Goodman Center conducted a study of more than 4,400 nonprofit employees working remotely during the pandemic. The survey findings show how ineffective many online meetings are, and also […]
Much has been written about how nonprofits need to adapt in order to survive the pandemic and thrive in the “new normal” that will follow. This piece provides a succinct and cogent argument for an approach that focuses on four key dynamics: a nonprofit’s impact, people, finances, and community. We will probably integrate this approach […]
Great New York Times article (May 19, 2020) on the loss of tourism in 11 of the most heavily visited places on earth, and residents’ reaction to this “bittersweet experience” of having the cities to themselves. What a great opportunity we have to consider new ways of managing the host-guest relationship and offering quality travel […]
The Future of Travel: How the Industry Will Change After the Pandemic (New York Times – May 6, 2020)
Great article about various segments, especially Green (Sustainable) Travel and what consumers will want/need when they start to travel.
Released annually by Wunderman Thompson, this consumer trends report has been updated to reflect the changing environment due to the COVID-19 crisis (released May 13, 2020). The Future 100: 2.0.20 features 20 of the original 100 consumer trends that have been escalated or accelerated due to the pandemic, and also five additional trends worthy of […]
Measuring Fundraising Effectiveness, joint project of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Give.org, BoardSource and GuideStar
This landmark publication and its accompanying conversation guide and toolkit help nonprofits move beyond the “cost of fundraising” as nonprofits’ sole measure of fundraising effectiveness. Drawing on the resources of four of the nation’s leading service organizations, Measuring Fundraising Effectiveness, identifies two new metrics for determining success and provides detailed information on how nonprofits can […]
The Nonprofit Strategy Revolution: Real Time Strategic Planning in a Rapid-Response World (Second Edition 2018), by David LaPiana (Turner Publishing)
As described by the author, Real Time Strategic Planning “challenged traditional thinking about how social sector organizations form strategy and presented the Real-Time Strategic Planning methodology as one better suited to an increasingly dynamic and fast-changing world… unbound from the artificial constraints of the traditional three-to-five year strategic plan.” Hargrove consultants have received training in […]
Bad news is never welcome. Opening my inbox to read about a new report from the American Academy of Arts & Sciences’ Humanities Indicators (HI) project on declining visitation to historic sites was indeed disappointing, but not unexpected. The report, citing visitation from 1979 to 2012, found that “with each birth cohort Americans of all […]