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How to define your organization’s unique value

In my last post, I discussed how a theory of change can help your organization┬áto focus its mission. This is the result of better defining your organization’s unique niche within the system in which it operates. But how do we … Continue reading

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How a theory of change should inform your mission

Many of my clients have difficulty articulating their work in a clear, concise, and compelling way. In my initial conversations with these potential clients, it quickly becomes clear that they do not fully understand the rationale behind their work, or … Continue reading

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Are you really solving the problem?

During my time in philanthropy, I reviewed many grant proposals, many of which were pretty good. They did a good job describing the project, and usually did a good job describing the problem they hoped to solve. However, nearly every … Continue reading

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