BE4SI Blog

  • Extra steps towards year-end success (Impact Consultants)

    The end of the year often intensifies pressure and uncertainties for social impact leaders, managers, boards, and team members. Unexpected events can also amplify existing tensions and gaps, emphasizing the need for preparation as much as flexibility and adaptability.  In addition to their work year-round, consultants can play a vital role, providing crucial support during…

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  • Harvesting opportunities

    In the hush of autumn’s breath, as the crisp air caresses our senses, nature imparts its wisdom, reminding us of the subtle art of preparation. The earth, adorned in a tapestry of fallen leaves, sings a soft serenade beneath our footsteps, while sunlight weaves through golden foliage, casting an amber glow upon the world. It…

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  • Enigma stigma

    Too often, there’s a prevailing misconception that NGOs and social enterprises operate in mysterious or secretive ways because they don’t follow the traditional business or government models. This misunderstanding can lead to skepticism, if not outright distrust, from the general public. The social impact sector places a premium on learning from failures as a strategic…

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  • Dry, dry, dry

    The dry spell. It happens to every organization. The anguish when no one is donating to your efforts. The dread when no funder isssues a call for applications or request for proposals that fits your needs. Let’s be honest: Developing a pipeline of resources which guarantees a continuous flow of support is a challenge. Funding…

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  • International grantmakers and foreign NGOs moving forward together

    For NGOs, the world of international grantmaking can feel overwhelming if not intimidating. The level of requirements and amount of paperwork often frustrates good groups from exploring potentially useful international funding sources. A further complication arises when foreign NGOs are asked to demonstrate their eligibility for funding in accordance with the laws and regulations of…

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  • NGO Leadership Workshop 2023 recap

    Huge congratulations and deepest thanks Hekima + William Davidson Institute + University of Michigan Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia for providing this amazing experience to so many incredible social impact, civil society, and social economy leaders. We were honored to participate in this unique program for a second year a trainer. The time +…

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