Category Archives: The NPO Context

The environment in which NPOs function

Compelling Collective Impact by Building New ‘Boxes’

Over the past couple of weeks I have been mulling over the following question; in what ways can/should the outcomes of a NPO’s program, initiative or service be amenable to creating new ‘boxes’? At present, NPOs often have the best

Compelling Collective Impact by Building New ‘Boxes’

Over the past couple of weeks I have been mulling over the following question; in what ways can/should the outcomes of a NPO’s program, initiative or service be amenable to creating new ‘boxes’? At present, NPOs often have the best

Customers and Constituents

There is an important difference between for-profit and not-for-profit markets.  In general, markets are a place or space where people gather to exchange, buy or sell goods or services.  In the for-profit context, an organization is motivated to participate in

Customers and Constituents

There is an important difference between for-profit and not-for-profit markets.  In general, markets are a place or space where people gather to exchange, buy or sell goods or services.  In the for-profit context, an organization is motivated to participate in

Origins of The Social Margin

As many of you know, I am in the final stages of completing my MBA in Community Economic Development from Cape Breton University.  Studying in this program was the inspiration for this blog because it mixes for-profit concepts with not-for-profit

Origins of The Social Margin

As many of you know, I am in the final stages of completing my MBA in Community Economic Development from Cape Breton University.  Studying in this program was the inspiration for this blog because it mixes for-profit concepts with not-for-profit

Does not-for-profit mean not-competitive?

Working, living and giving within the not-for-profit context is changing at a rapid pace.  Communities across the globe are experiencing many social problems ranging from poverty and homelessness, to drug and alcohol abuse, to drinking and driving, to mental illness,

Does not-for-profit mean not-competitive?

Working, living and giving within the not-for-profit context is changing at a rapid pace.  Communities across the globe are experiencing many social problems ranging from poverty and homelessness, to drug and alcohol abuse, to drinking and driving, to mental illness,