Productivity and growth

An adage: Be efficient with machines, be effective with people. Here are reflections on how to know the difference.

Transformational Capacity Building

Address racial inequities through transformational capacity building with seven approaches.

Stanford Social Innovation Review


Links to resources related to Holacracy®, a new way of structuring and running your organization which reimagines the conventional management hierarchy.

HolacracyOne, LLC


DIY Professional Development

Discover useful practices, questions, and a tool intended to encourage meaningful conversation, focused planning, and measurable improvement.

Laura Peck

On Delegation

Learn about why delegation is important and what does successful delegation require.

Laura Peck

What is a Mastermind Group? A Definition and Tutorials

Discover Mastermind Groups, which are group settings that offer a combination of brainstorming, education, and peer accountability.

The Success Alliance


Organizational Learning Books by Peter M. Senge

Peter M. Senge’s work centers on promoting shared understanding of complex issues and a shared leadership vision for healthier human systems. His books may help strengthen team function.

Peter M. Senge

Best of Joan Garry

Joan Garry’s top 10 blog posts on the subject of effective nonprofit leadership.

Joan Garry Consulting

The Answer Center: Resources for Nonprofits

A comprehensive collection of resources to help nonprofits strive toward the best practices in organizational excellence.

Maine Association of Nonprofit (MANP)

Shadowed Qualities

Discover the impact of coaching on job performance.

Startup Podcast

Writing a Business Plan

This PDF from the Small Business Development Center outlines why and how to write a full business plan, with templates.


Business Plans 101

This sample agenda from James B. Shaffer covers the creation of a business plan.

James B. Shaffer

Reigniting Growth

Explore three qualities which can help any company restart its growth engine by removing outdated and redundant elements that have built up over the years.

Harvard Business Review (HBR)

The Ecosystem of Shared Value

Gain insight into how companies partner with nonprofits to create collective impact.

Harvard Business Review (HBR)


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