What the Best Nonprofits Know About Strategy

Kevin Barenblat, co-founder and president of Fast Forward, shares his experience as he transitioned from working at tech startups to nonprofits.

According to Barenblat, the nonprofit model has a strategic edge beyond tax exemption, and the best nonprofit leaders learn to leverage it. He calls this approach nonprofit judo.

Barenblat's experiences with nonprofit entrepreneurs have shown patterns in the strategic choices that successful leaders make.

Barenblat shares his points that consider customers, product, marketing, and revenue. He advises that there is a need for "more leaders and organizations that are equipped to leverage every strategic advantage as they push for impact." Read the Entire Article


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