Curated by Beth Kanter
This interview comes from Harvard Business School’s Working Knowledge newsletter. The interview is with Professor Alnoor Ebrahim and Mario Marino on improving nonprofit performance.
Quote from Alnoor Ebrahim:
"Many nonprofit boards see their work as simply looking after the financial integrity of the organization and following the letter of the law. Equal if not greater priority is actually focusing on the mission of the organization and making sure there’s a strategy that can be implemented and measured in terms of performance targets."
Quote from Mario Morino:
That's not to say that nonprofits don't have a core sense of purpose. Many do. Many are strongly committed, are driven by their missions, and have a highly devoted and committed staff. But ultimately that needs to be extended to the willingness to look critically at what you're doing well and what you're doing poorly and then trying to improve it.