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Why Is it Agile in Nonprofits?

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“Why is it Agile in Nonprofits NOT Scrum in Nonprofits?”   This is the second most common question I answer about our work at Agile in Nonprofits. The first most common is “What is Scrum?” I’ll be honest, these questions usually come from very different audiences, but are actually quite related in the way that I answer them.    The first question, “Why is it…

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Why a Grantmaking Organization Decided to Try Scrum

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I have been a Community Review Panel member for the United Way of Northern New York for the past nine years. With my background as a Program Officer for the Michigan Women’s Foundation (a statewide grantmaking organization) early in my career, I always love the opportunity to serve as a reviewer. Add in that it is for my own local community and I’ll be there…

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Using Scrum in a Capital Campaign Process

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I’ve always enjoyed following about the work of Alice Ferris and her team at GoalBusters Consulting, *especially* following along on her team’s travels and dining experiences related to the wide range of topics they speak about on the different #GoalBustersWorldTour trips. Last year, you can imagine my excitement when I happened to catch a post on social media about a presentation where she was talking…

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Releases in Nonprofits

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Our opportunity to talk with Beth Tuttle, former President and CEO of DataArts (now known as SMU DataArts) was an interesting intersection of our work with our grant writing clients at DH Leonard Consulting and our Agile capacity building activities through Agile in Nonprofits. We have had numerous clients that are arts organizations over the years, and as could then be expected, numerous clients that…

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Agile in Nonprofits Interview with Solomon Belette

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Solomon Belette is the Director of the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy JFK University and the author of an article, “Agility of the Nonprofit Enterprise in this Period of Pandemic”. Diane and Jessica from the Agile in Nonprofits team had the opportunity to interview Solomon and find out what inspired him to write this article and understand how COVID-19 has impacted nonprofits in his region.   …

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