Cheap Easels

If you want to understand the nonprofit world’s approach to spending money, take a look at their easels. Every small nonprofit owns metal easels. They use these easels a dozen times a year to hold big newsprint pads for strategic planning retreats, staff meetings, and...

Like Nobody’s Business

I often hear that nonprofits should be run more like businesses. There’s a prevailing sentiment that the realities of the market impart a kind of discipline on businesses that is sorely lacking in the nonprofit world. To which I say: It’s more complicated...