Knowledge Advisory Group


Don’t Be Confused, Be Informed!

I often hear nonprofit and government employees become frustrated with the “language” of evaluation.  On occasion, I’ve even seen a promising evaluation effort go off the rails because the terminology was confusing.

What’s an input?

…An output?

…An outcome?  

If you’ve been seeking definitions that can help you understand the differences, check out the Leap of Reason website or call us for more information.

Making Your Strategy Work on the Frontline

By now, you know that I love to scour the blogs at Harvard Business for great information. 

Here’s an example of why it is one of my go-to web spots.  This entry reminds us that strategy without execution is largely pointless, and those who execute must both understand and get behind the idea to successfully implement. Read it for more advice on how to bridge the strategy-execution gap.

Read the full article here: Making Your Strategy Work on the Frontline

Why Small Businesses Shouldn’t Take Social Media for Granted

If you don’t have Mashable bookmarked, do it now. This site provides not only excellent tips and updates on technology, but more importantly links its technology content to business effectiveness.

Check out the Business tab for great advice that is relevant to small business and nonprofits, as well as larger organizations.

Read the full article here Why Small Businesses Shouldn’t Take Social Media for Granted

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