Links on Key Concepts

Valuable Process - Measurable Results

Here are some organizations doing work in the areas and concepts we incorporate into our consulting. Let us know what connections have helped you and if we can add value. We've also attached a brief on The Permeable Community, a framework that brings all these concepts together. Nonprofit Resources  Blue Avocado  E-newsletter, practical, provocative and fun food for thought for nonprofits IdeaEncore Network  Experience Sharing, Nonprofits Documents 
BoardSource Build Effective Nonprofit Boards of Directors
Open Source 
Curriki  The non-profit empowering educators to deliver and share curricula  Open source is key to innovation - Knight Foundation
​Social Innovation/Social Enterprise 
​ The philanthropic arm of Google, develops technologies to help address global challenges and supports innovative partners through grants, investments and in-kind resources.  Outcome ManagementMorino Institute SOCAP– Social Capital Markets A growing market for investing in social solutions. Social Venture Network: Transforming the Way the World Does Business  
Social Innovation | McKinsey on Society Join in our mission to bring human-centered design to the humans who need it most — those facing poverty every day. Facilitators Without Borders Stanford Social Innovation Review reSET Social Enterprise Trust Opportunity Collaboration  A four-day problem-solving, strategic retreat for nonprofit leaders, for-profit social entrepreneurs, grant-makers and social investors engaged in economic justice enterprises. The Aspen Institute  The Aspen Institute mission is twofold: to foster values-based leadership, encouraging individuals to reflect on the ideals and ideas that define a good society and to provide a neutral and balanced venue for discussing and acting on critical issues. PSFK,  Since 2004, the team at PSFK have been inspiring creative professionals around the world by showcasing progressive and innovative ideas on our daily updated site and newsletter.
FSG Consulting
Mark Kramer, John Kania
Collective Impact - Large-scale social change requires broad cross-sector coordination, yet the social sector remains focused on the isolated intervention of individual organizations. Substantially greater progress could be made in alleviating many of our most serious and complex social problems if nonprofits, governments, businesses and the public were brought together around a common agenda to create collective impact.  

Initiative for a Competitive Inner City  Founded in 1994 by Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter, the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City is a nonprofit research and strategy organization and the leading authority on U.S. inner city economies and the businesses that thrive there. The Opportunity Agenda  The Opportunity Agenda was founded with the mission of building the national will to expand opportunity in America.  
Advertising for Humanity   We help humanitarian organizations succeed by transforming their brands. We help consumer brands succeed by transforming their social initiatives. We marry marketing and meaning. Creativity/Innovation    National Creativity Network Creative Education Foundation Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action
Video on Information Technology and Innovation Foundation Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF)  Foundations/Fundraising Funders' Committee for Civic Participation  Bringing Together Grantmakers Committed To Enhancing Democratic Participation In All Aspects Of Civic Life
Funding Exchange Change Not Charity
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) Council on Foundations Monitor Institute The Center for Effective Philanthropy The Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) provides foundations and other philanthropic funders with comparative data to enable higher performance.   Infographics - GOOD National Conference on Citizenship Today, we continue to discover and share best practices in civic engagement. Data and Accountability Money for Good II: Driving Dollars to the Highest-Performing Nonprofits A study that delves into donors’ motivations and identifies ways to make researching donations and nonprofits easier to increase giving to high-impact nonprofits
Philanthropedia - find the top non-profit organizations We rate verified, financially responsible charities according to how much great work they're doing. GiveWell - rating nonprofits Guidestar Nonprofit listings, Research, Tracking Impact – a program that focuses on effectiveness.   

Become a Data-Driven Nonprofit | NTEN Community Indicators Consortium Urban Institute Center for What Works  To guide philanthropy, nonprofits, and communities to higher results, moving the needle on social issues. Public Strategies Group  Our mission is to transform government. We do this through consulting, writing and speaking. Bridging the Information Gap in Philanthropy | McKinsey on Society Justmeans CSR News & Media, Global 1000 ESG Rankings (Environmental Social and Corporate Governance)
GiveGreater The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and Guidestar have teamed up to create a giving platform that engages issues of nonprofit effectiveness. GivingPoint Designed for young people ages 13-24 years, GivingPoint helps you find your passion and connect to community activities that interest you most. An online charity connecting to classrooms in need Ushahidi   Votizen Connects Voters And Elected Officials KULA The currency of giving | Helping over 2 million charities and causes worldwide. Idealist connects people, organizations, and resources to help build a world where all people can live free and dignified lives. Fundchange - sponsored by Telus Civic Engagement Hub/West Virginia Center for Civic Life
Community Planning Resources National Association of Planning Councils  Community Planning and Development/U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Practitioner Resources  Community Planning  (in the U.K.) Community Toolbox - Bringing Solutions to Light Promoting community health and development by connecting people, ideas and resources Books and Articles  Sanford, Carol, The Responsible Business is the future of business and is changing the conversation about responsibility., Pallotta, Dan, Uncharitable: How Restraints on Nonprofits Undermine Their Potential Morino, Mario, Leap of Reason: Managing to Outcomes In an Era of Scarcity,      Crutchfield, Leslie R., Kania, John V., Kramer, Mark R., Do More Than Give: The Six Practices of Donors Who Change the World Shirky, Clay, Cognitive Surplus, Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age, Reiss, Eric, The Lean Startup