Real Leaders

What the Nonprofit Sector Needs to Reach Its Full Potential

The nonprofit sector has limbs. It has fingers that reach into the most neglected corners of society, forearms that lead large national chapter and affiliate organizations, legs made up of the nation’s foundations and massive individual donor base that fund it and help it to move. It has blood pumping through its veins – 10 […]

Business Can’t Solve The World’s Problems. But Capitalism Can

Business and capitalism get conflated — in our media, in our language and in our thinking. They are not the same thing. One is a sector, the other a methodology. By inextricably linking the two, we confine the practice of real, turbo-charged capitalism to business, and we dangerously limit the capacity of non-business organizations to […]

New Thinking, Not New Technology, is the Path to Greater Social Impact

ice bucket challenge

The 2014 Ice Bucket Challenge raised more than $115 million for the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association  – or ALS – up from donations of $2.8 million for the same period the previous year. And according to ALS, as a result of that funding, their scientists discovered a new gene – NEK1 – known to be […]