Social sector organizations differ from private sector businesses in obvious ways: tax status, fundraising methods, size of ambitions, relationships with the public sector, and extrinsic drivers for scale. Yet they are subject to the same pressures and patterns as any group human venture. The resources below borrow from the best of the for-profit and non-profit worlds to help socially-minded ventures fulfill their unique missions.

Sector innovation

Stanford Social Innovation Review
Open Philanthropy Project
Givewell
strategy+business
Inside the Omidyar Network…, David Callahan (Feb 2019)
Chronicle of Philanthropy
DataKind
Open Datasets for Good: Urban Poverty (DataKind)

Nonprofit basics

Nonprofit Management 101, Darian Rodriguez Heyman and Laila Brenner
Mapping Power and Decision Making in Nonprofits, Jon Huggett (NPQ)
The Art of the Turnaround, Michael M. Kaiser
Financial and operational best practices (Spectrum)

Nonprofit Marketing

Some of our favorite funnel design, messaging, and social and digital media resources specifically for nonprofits.

Nonprofit Development

Some of our favorite fundraising and development strategy resources specifically for nonprofits.

Board Governance

Some of our favorite assessment tools, evolution roadmaps, and other management tools for nonprofit boards.

Making Art

Tools and resources specifically for arts organizations in the age of COVID-19 [coming soon].

Here are some of our most recent nonprofit clients:

“Mark is brilliant — on so many levels. He brings a deep understanding of the landscape and forces driving the many segments across the technology industry, as well as the nonprofit and government sectors, making him a strategic partner with a broad set of reference points. The project he led for me became a collaboration that transformed the strategy of the organization I represented and foretold broader movements in the industry. The work we did together continues to be a defining moment of my career.”

Wendy Conway Head of Marketing, Omidyar Network

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