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Hub Stories: Harnessing the Wisdom of the Elders – Q&A with Ned Schaub

[Name]: Ned Schaub
[Areas of Expertise]: Nonprofit Consulting, Foundations, Palliative Care, Job Access and Mobility, Partnerships, Social Justice, Sustainability Planning, Business Planning

[Hub Berkeley Memory Lane]:

I was matched up with a 94 year old woman. She was in a nursing home near where I worked at the Moore foundation… The foundation had just been established and it was a crazy time. We were building everything from scratch, things were changing all the time. It was exciting but those were stressful days. Once a week I would go over and see her, and that would all just melt away. I was working 12-14 hours a day, and at that time I didn’t have a family, and I was doing this typical career thing where you’re operating with total tunnel vision. She pulled me out of that– and my isolation. Continue reading

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Root Cause announces new How-to Guide on Performance for Nonprofits

Hub Bay Area friends Root Cause, a nonprofit organization advancing enduring solutions to social and economic problems by supporting social innovators and educating social impact investors, announced their new How-to Guide on Performance for Nonprofits.  Their newest publication Building a Performance Measurement System: Using Data to Accelerate Social Impact coupled with free online templates on a new microsite on their homepage will prove to be a nucleus of resources for social innovators and nonprofit leaders looking to measure internal performance and assessing their needs.  The latest press release Root Cause had this to say about their new online resource center:

We are pleased to announce the launch of our newest How-to Guide, Building a Performance Measurement System: Using Data to Accelerate Social Impact. If you are a nonprofit leader looking for the right way to meet the growing demand for measurement in the nonprofit sector, this book can help. It outlines a step-by-step process for building an internal performance measurement system that will help you meet funder demands while gaining a clear picture of how your activities support your mission. Contrary to the fears of some, performance measurement doesn’t have to be complicated or overwhelming. A performance measurement system will help lead you to significant improvements in your operations, an invaluable learning experience and cultural shift for your staff, better communication with your funders, and a reliable roadmap toward increased social impact.

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