4Good exists to empower nonprofit organizations and social enterprises by connecting like-minded professionals and community members, and by empowering the sharing of a wealth of resources from which they may benefit.

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Leading Effective Teams: Key Team Skills

Wed, Dec 03, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Teamwork is vital to the modern, interconnected workplace, yet many people have frustrating team experiences. This practical webinar will identify common misconceptions about teams that can result in practices that limit effectiveness. We will then identify crucial team skills, including: getting on the same page; running... (continued)

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Partnership Power:  Building Relationships for Impact

Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Most of us know the quote, “No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main". The reality is that we all need relationships to do our work, reach desired outcomes within our organizations, or transform the communities we serve. In this webinar, learn more... (continued)

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How to Engage and Mobilize Groups: 4 Proven Facilitation Techniques

Wed, Oct 05, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

When you’re tasked to lead groups, build consensus, and deliver solutions to clients or community stakeholders, the quality of every single interaction matters. Getting your board meetings, community meetings, and internal meetings RIGHT and planning them thoughtfully is a no-brainer, yet so many... (continued)


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Nonprofit Services Center

Nonprofit Services Center is dedicated to helping these community stakeholders reach their full potential. We share in our clients’ passion and empower them to achieve their goals. We build their capacity by providing educational opportunities, customized consulting services, and professional knowledge that make... (continued)


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Professional Learning Communities - In the Expanded Learning Field (Paper and Guides)

When Expanded Learning staff are well-supported, programs thrive. Too often, however, we rely on short-term fixes, like brief workshops, to help these professionals hone their craft.

Expanded Learning Opportunities can engage young people in meaningful, rigorous learning... (continued)

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Handout for the capacity mapping / resource matching meeting on 02 10 2011

From a meeting convened for an informal brain trust of philanthropic, nonprofit, and technology professionals who are interested in online tools that assist with capacity mapping and resource matching.

This is the handout from our 02/10/2011 meeting.

It includes a use case, with... (continued)

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The View From Olive Grove: Strategic Alliances

Strategic Alliances - Process & Approach

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The Sharing Entity offering such Paid Content hereby grants You a nonexclusive, personal, noncommercial, non-sublicenseable, non-transferable, limited right and license to view, use, display and adapt for your own personal use such Paid Content. All use of... (continued)

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Perfect Fit or Shotgun Marriage?: Understanding The Power and Pitfalls in Partnerships

This paper from MIT's Community Problem-Solving Project provides four strategic questions and their answers to define and effective partnerships.


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Managing Collaboration Risks: Partnering with Confidence and Success

This booklet contains information to help nonprofit organizations better manage collaboration risks. Topics covered include nonprofit-nonprofit collaborations, nonprofit-business collaborations, mergers and collaborating with insiders. Includes sample checklists for risk management strategies and... (continued)

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SMARTer Teamwork: Provoking Productive Teamwork One Conversation After Another

Brian Fraser is a coach, speaker, and facilitator who uses the workings and wisdom of jazz to help people imagine and generate more productive teamwork within their organizations. He has been leading, studying, and teaching nonprofit organizations to be more faithful, effective, and wise... (continued)

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ASPECT's Values Based Leadership Curriculum

Provide your facilitators with a positive and practical tool to build leadership skills in employees, clients, board members and others. Topics cover leadership and change, self-awareness, trust, motivation, communication, teamwork and much more. The curriculum includes a CD with a PowerPoint... (continued)

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Early Lessons on Collaboration Experiment

For the last couple of months, I have been part of a collaborative research initiative that is focused on experimentation and learning. Launched in 2009, Leadership for a New Era (LNE) is a three-year initiative focused on promoting leadership approaches that are inclusive,... (continued)


Nimble Collaboration: Fine-Tuning Your Collaboration for Lasting Success

This book provides samples, how-to's, and action steps for improving collaborative efforts to build trust, reinforce roles, and become more sustainable.

This book provides samples, how-to's, and action steps for improving collaborative efforts to build trust, reinforce roles, and become more sustainable.



For-profits and Nonprofits Achieve Missions Together

This article provides information on beginning a collaboration and retaining one with a for-profit company.

This article provides information on beginning a collaboration and retaining one with a for-profit company.


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COLLABORATION: Meeting Strategic Goals

The Journey to Collaboration

Stage 1:  Envision Results by Working Individual-to-Individual **

Stage 2:  Empower Ourselves by Working Individual-to-Organization

Stage 3:  Ensure Success by Working Organization-to-Organization

Stage 4:  Endow Continuity by Working Collaboration-to-Community

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Foundation Center's Nonprofit Collaboration Database

Articles and resources for nonprofits interested in collaborating with other nonprofits and with the private and public sectors.


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