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CSR and Social Enterprise

It's exciting... and complicated to do business in "a new way." We partner with clients to develop sustainable business models, marketing strategies, and effective CSR policies. Ask about our planning and coaching services.

Board Assessment and Development

Non-profit Boards combine mission mindset, issue knowledge and business skills to guide their organizations, and provide "dollars and direction." Make your Board strong and effective. Ask us about the RBA™ and Board training.

Capacity Development

Non-profit organizations have clear missions and big dreams. Your organization needs the people, tools and processes to support them effectively. Check out our Glocal Briefs™ for quick how-tos. And call us for a free, capacity development assessment, or to learn more.

Data and Market Research

Whether you're a business evaluating a market, or a non-profit illustrating a program's need and impact, we must define metrics, gather data and analyze. Ask about our market research services, for businesses, or non-profits.

Managing the Board – Connecting Passion,

Managing the Board – Connecting Passion, Purpose and Best Practices

Many of us want to give back to society, perhaps to a cause that has touched our family or friends. Being on a Board offers us the chance to leverage and hone our business skills. We can share our marketing, accounting, academic, or legal mind, maybe get some experience in strategic planning, or general management […]

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A path to greater efficiency and reduced...

A path to greater efficiency and reduced burnout?

You’ve likely heard of Fortune’s “Great Places to Work” list, or similar.  Increasingly, business and non profit management leaders are discussing how to increase innovation and reduce employee turnover and training costs… by keeping employees excited about their work and workplace.  There are observed positive ripple effects from happy employees — greater creativity, willingness to […]

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3 of 3. Organizational Culture, burnout...

3 of 3.  Organizational Culture, burnout, and performance metrics –  Some Nitty Gritty to Implement Rich Goals and Culture

In part three of this series, we discuss details of the strategic planning for and implementation of this multi-faceted, goal-oriented culture.  Employees in all sectors, but especially the societal improvement space are often overwhelmed by large goals. They are under-resourced and are burning out. In this three-part blog series, we are discussing the issues and […]

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2 of 3. Organizational Culture, burnout...

2 of 3.  Organizational Culture, burnout, and performance metrics – Creating a More Long-Term Effective Culture

In part two of this series, we discuss shifting to a culture which is goal-oriented, long-term focused, and work-life-balanced. Employees in all sectors, but especially the societal improvement space are often overwhelmed by large goals. They are under-resourced and are burning out. In this three-part blog series, we discuss the issues and how to begin […]

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1 of 3. Organizational culture, burnout ...

1 of 3. Organizational culture, burnout and performance metrics – What is Happening?

I was having dinner with a friend the other day and he spoke about  loving his organization but that the frenetic pace, tactical focus, heavy workload and lack of recognition were pushing him to burnout.  We spoke about the leaders’ management styles, inter-personal dynamics among staff, important vs urgent deadlines, strategic vision of the organization, […]

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Finding the Creative Flow

Finding the Creative Flow

If you’re in this world, you are undeniably navigating or prepping for change, and that takes creativity.  We are in the era of globalization, big data, and converging technologies  (have you seen Shift Happens?) .  So, if you’re managing your career, and/or your family, or a program or product, or a company, congratulations, you’re channeling […]

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Considering Small Businesses and (Women’

Considering Small Businesses and (Women’s) Economic Empowerment

Women’s economic empowerment through starting small businesses, sometimes referred to MSMEs, is one of the big trends in international development and community development work, and there are many interesting discussions in the social entrepreneurship, or triple-bottom-line-thinking movement (people, planet, profit) which combines business growth and social goals. Community development projects focused on economic empowerment and […]

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