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Beyond Grantmaking: Considering Collective Impact for Systemic Change

Collective impact is a new approach for tenacious problems in which multiple, diverse, cross-sector stakeholders work together to coordinate their efforts and assets towards a systems change that will create break-through differences in complex problems.

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The Cultural Revolution in Executive Search

Organizational culture is a popular topic these days, and nowhere more so than in the field of leadership development and executive placement. A bad cultural fit can undermine an otherwise perfect candidate for the executive position and for this reason it is fairly common to take a look at an organization’s culture... (continued)

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Redefining Success in Executive Transitions

Leadership transition can present complex opportunities and challenges. If an organization really wants to harness the transformative power of an executive transition, then they need to leave the transactional mindset behind. Read Olive Grove's blog post on "Redefining Success in Executive Transitions."... (continued)

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Bob Greene

Bob Greene has over 18 years experience as a consultant, coach, and trainer, who helps organizational leaders reframe issues and identify solutions. He works with emerging and established leaders to increase their insight and effectiveness; foster a team-oriented culture; and develop cultural competence.

Bob has worked with large and small clients locally and... (continued)

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"Shifting Governance Models" webinar by Emily Hall

As part of Forward Community Investments' Virtual Leadership Series titled "Building Financial Sustainability", Emily Hall led a webinar on "Shifting Governance Models". Watch the entire webinar here!

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Building a Better Board

Your governance truly shapes the course of your nonprofit organization, for the good or the bad. The board is responsible for oversight of the organization’s finances and legal and ethical responsibilities, which we have seen in the news, can be a nightmare if not done properly. The following can serve as a guide as you think through... (continued)

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Board Matrix Best Practices

At Olive Grove, we frequently work with our clients on board development and recruitment. One of the tools that we find helpful in recruiting is the Board Composition Matrix, or board matrix. This tool can help organizations document what they are looking for in new board members, map data on current board members, and track... (continued)

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The Changing Shapes of Governance

Each year Olive Grove brings together its national network of consultants for a convening where we catch up with old friends and expose our nonprofit capacity-building geekiness. This year we put together roundtable discussions on different topics. This article outlines our discussion on the new trends, challenges, and... (continued)

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Hitting a Fork in the Road: Recognizing it’s Time to Pull Out a Map

Whether you use the outcomes of your last strategic plan in your day-to-day activities or can’t remember a single goal referenced in it, there will be a time to start the process over again. This article outlines several occurrences that may indicate it is the right or wrong time for your... (continued)

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Getting Visual with Strategy

For this “article”, Julie shares some methods for enhancing creative engagement into a strategy planning process. Whether or not you engage a visual facilitator to partner with you on your next strategy planning session, these ideas can be used by anyone to tap into the power of creative, visual engagement. These tools can... (continued)

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Turning Nonprofit Finance Outside In

Blog post on the tendency of many nonprofits to focus their financial management and reporting on external audiences, such as funders, the government, etc., and how taking an internal focus on financial management can improve organizational efficiency and sustainability.

http://www.theolivegrove.com/turning-nonprofit-finance-outside-in-2/

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Board of Directors - Recruiting Matrix

Sample board recruiting matrix for nonprofits to track current and prospective board member profiles. Easily adjustable to fit individual needs and goals of nonprofits.

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The View from Olive Grove on Leadership Sustainability Planning

Leadership Sustainability Planning

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How Leaders Can Address Staff Development Challenges

Staff Development Challenges

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Is Bigger Really Better When it Comes to Your Board of Directors?

Board Size

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Making the Most of Consultants

Making the Most of Consultants

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Say "I Do" to Salary Raises

Salary Raises

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The View From Olive Grove: Strategic Alliances

Strategic Alliances - Process & Approach

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Theory of Change

Theory of Change

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Board Self-Assessment Survey

Board Self-Assessment Survey

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Saying "I Do" to Board Commitment

Board Commitment

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Olive Grove Bay Area/Northern California

Olive Grove is a network that leverages expertise, capital, and new ideas for philanthropists and nonprofit leaders to create a “vibrant and just society.” We choose to work with leaders who are willing to have challenging but productive conversations to create the momentum for transformative change.

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