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Girls in a classroom, listening to a lecture. A nonprofit learns the importance of strategy and communication when planning for scale.

Assume less, prepare more
Learning the importance of strategy and communication when planning for scale.
by Sarita Upadhyay | 7 min read

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“We cannot have a one-size-fits-all communication strategy”
Evidence-based and community-centric communication can prevent the spread of rumours and misinformation in a crisis.
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Four ways to deal with board members who ‘don’t have the time’
Does your leadership team struggle to engage board members? Here’s what you can do.
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How to think about funding technology in the social sector
Funders need to broaden their approach to supporting technology, focusing as much on the tech ecosystem as they do on individual projects.
by Riah Forbes | 4 min read
Group of performers of the Marathi comedy show, Kay Boltay, in front of an audience. The group is made up of men and women. Nonprofits often fund arts as drivers of social change, adding predetermined meanings to the performance. This Marathi comedy programme sought to be different.

Art for social change: To what end?
The social sector typically uses art for awareness and behaviour change. Going against the grain, a Marathi comedy show emerges with some valuable lessons.
by Seema Nair | 6 min read
A woman wearing an orange saree watching a girl wearing a mask operate a mobile phone. The article that funders in the social sector have an incredible opportunity and obligation to change our one-way relationship with data.

Funders, it’s time we change our relationship with data
Data should be used to empower frontline workers, governments, and communities to take smarter decisions, not just for donor reporting.
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Assume less, prepare more
Learning the importance of strategy and communication when planning for scale.

“We cannot have a one-size-fits-all communication strategy”
Evidence-based and community-centric communication can prevent the spread of rumours and misinformation in a crisis.

Four ways to deal with board members who ‘don’t have the time’
Does your leadership team struggle to engage board members? Here’s what you can do.