Harvard Business Review

Unlike For-Profits, Nonprofits Succeed by Sharing the Work and the Glory
March 3, 2014

Over the past century, almost all the compelling examples of philanthropic impact involve multiple grant makers, nonprofits and other organizations working together toward common goals. Think of the campaign against tuberculosis a century ago involving foundations, nonprofits and insurance companies. Or think of the work by so many on gay rights in recent decades.

Big progress against tough challenges requires a lot of effective organizations working together.

Where Is Your Passion?
September 11, 2013

People respond to professionals who are energized by their work. Let's show our passion as fundraising professionals to help transform our profession and the world.

How Do Your Donors 'Tag' You?
August 29, 2013

Fundraisers need to understand better how people (i.e., donors) process the "stuff" we throw at them — words, images, and experiences. Think about your very first contact with a donor. It must have been sufficiently satisfying to get "tagged" positively. Then, what did you do next to reinforce (or not) that initial tag? When your donors simply sees that logo of yours in their mailboxes, do they faint into your arms? I’d suggest your nonprofit gets two, maybe three, chances to ensure a strong positive tag.

Our Channels and the Morgue
June 18, 2013

There are reports that can make you feel better and other reports that can keep you up at night. We are a data-based industry, so we know that data can be looked at in a myriad of ways.

What Can Data Do for You?
May 23, 2013

For a resource-strapped nonprofit, taking on data analytics can seem like a monumental challenge. With the field of data analytics booming and salaries skyrocketing, attracting top-tier talent can take massive financial resources from organizations that may already be forced to make sacrifices just to operate. Second, without prior experience, it can be difficult to know what, if any, insights data can generate that would empower your organization to better achieve its mission. Here are some tips on how your organization can learn — and grow — from data.

Lilly Invests $30 Million in Partnership to Address Non-Communicable Diseases
September 15, 2011

Eli Lilly and Co. announced a $30 million commitment over five years to fight the rising burden of non-communicable diseases in developing nations. Lilly is launching The Lilly NCD Partnership, which combines the company's unique resources with the expertise of leading global health organizations, to identify new models of patient care that increase treatment access and improve outcomes for underserved people. The partnership will initially focus on diabetes — a core business area in which Lilly has deep expertise.