Management Consulting for Nonprofits and Social Enterprises

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Nonprofit leaders and management teams have to deal with uncertainty and complexity on a daily basis. Following risk management notes are prepared to help nonprofit leaders. Organizational insight on risk management We should stop talking about risk-taking and its importance for innovation. This assumes if we encourage people to take risks, innovation magically happens. Yet,

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In my experience, high-caliber athletes tend to be great risk managers for the simple reason that high-level sports tend to be an excellent training ground for the principles of risk management.  Sports involves many of the types of assessments that risk managers need to make and resembles risk training in many ways.  In addition, the

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Risk identification is one of the first steps in risk management. The easiest risk to miss in a risk identification exercise is the obvious risk. (The second easiest risk to overlook is the one based on faulty assumptions – the subject of a future blog.) Seeing the obvious is not always that easy to do,

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Strategic evaluation

Executive Strategic Evaluation Process (E-SEP) is a practical strategic evaluation tool for nonprofit boards and management teams. E-ESP is also the first step of the ViStA Strategic Management Framework illustrated below.  E=ESP strategic evaluation methodology includes the following three strategic evaluation phases: Strategic Identification Strategic Priorities Strategic Road Mapping   Strategic Identification The first step

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All Nonprofit Board members know the classic risk treatments: eliminate, mitigate, ignore. But is that all? The answer is an emphatic NO!. In fact, it just might be that the most important risk treatment is also the most ignored or forgotten. That special risk treatment is “embrace”. Risk management is the management of future uncertainty

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Change management is a big challenge for nonprofit organizations. It shouldn’t be. Do you remember your first day at University?  Along with all the anxieties about starting a new venture, there was also the excitement about the opportunity to be a new you.  Starting at university meant an opportunity to start again by meeting people

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Why do you need a management consulting firm?
Management consulting firm can be the strategic partner of nonprofit organizations, charities, corporations, businesses and even government organizations. Management consultants can assist business, government and nonprofit leaders to achieve their long-term objectives. We use a simple analogy to explain the role of management consultants. Consider your organization as a Formula 1 car, the best and Read More

Einstein and nonprofit management are closely related. Einstein was generally considered to be a reasonably smart dude. After all, he dreamed up the famous “e equals m c squared” formula and other stuff that people don’t even try to comprehend. He was so smart that a book about a car trip with his brain became

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Risk management is essential for the growth and sustainability of nonprofit organizations. However, risk management shall not be a burden for nonprofit leaders and charitable sector managers. The ViStA Risk Management Framework is a scientific risk management tool developed specifically for nonprofits and charities. Risk should be the servant of the objectives of a nonprofit

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Risk management tools

What is the best risk (or risk management) tool that nonprofit organizations and charities can use? Nonprofit leaders need practical risk management tools to deal with uncertainty and risks. Risk management tools are also useful to benefit from the opportunities. Many researchers and practitioners have been looking for the magical answer for decades. Here is

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