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Skylance.org

The place where nonprofits, businesses, and next gen changemakers learn about real skills, mindsets, and leadership training for everyday collaboration and strategic co-creation.


Rethinking Nonprofit Strategy Part 1: Cross-disciplinary Teams

Why does collaboration and strategy fail for lots of nonprofits? I've been slowly unraveling clues to these neverending questions for a while. Especially in discussion groups. It couldn't just be about "the strategic plan," could it? Everyday group dynamics, innovation skill building, designing new processes: Were these not at least some…

Bryann AlexandrosBryann Alexandros

What Books Must Design-Inspired Nonprofit Leaders Read?

I love reading up on new insights and methods especially if it's going to advance the way we do things in the field. But one challenge of adaptive learning is making sense of what to read and why. See, there's lots of books on culture building, creativity, innovation, process design, design thinking, and strategy, and while the subject ma…

Bryann AlexandrosBryann Alexandros

How to Sense Bullshit in any Nonprofit Strategic Plan

If there was one cause 21st century changemakers must stand for, it's bullshit-free strategy. In a recent discussion, someone had asked about the tools and methodologies used to create a strategic plan. Anyway, I always find these strategic planning discussions a little startling. It's usually really easy to categorize the typical respon…

Bryann AlexandrosBryann Alexandros

Designing a Better Nonprofit Business Model, Part 2

In part 1, I explained the concept of the business model canvas and how it can be leveraged by nonprofits to diagnose and quickly map out their current business model. Why visualize your business model? Or, why use visualization techniques at all? There's a two-pronged benefit. First, visualization tames everything in a language that ever…

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