Results-Based Accountability, a framework for entrepreneurs striving to grow
However difficult it is to use, a well-designed framework provides structure and a good start to focus our efforts in an efficient manner. We highly recommend Results Based Accountability (RBA), also known as Outcomes-Based Accountability, a framework primarily used by government agencies and nonprofits. Yet, it can be very efficient for any type of entrepreneurs and enterprises.
Do you have what it takes to become an entrepreneur? 7 must-have traits
Becoming an entrepreneur is THE dream for many people, regardless of gender, race, location, background etc. Some spend years of their life talking about being an entrepreneur and the great ideas they have, but don’t ever realize that dream. At Caravanserai Project we call them “armchair entrepreneurs”.
Based on our experience with entrepreneurs, we identified a set of 7 traits that any individual with aspirations to build a business enterprise should demonstrate.
Why and How to Engage with Government Entities: A Roadmap
In today’s world where there will be a rush of new funding, new programs, and policies in response to Covid and focus on social justice, entrepreneurs and organizations would benefit by making elected officials and government entities whether at local, state, and national level a priority.
Up the Board of Directors’ Game: Authentic and Relevant Conversations
Aside from the typical ones related to good governance, there is no question that it is imperative for the Board to be more connected than ever to what the world around us is currently experimenting and have an in-depth understanding of the potential futures about to take shape under our own eyes.
What Board Members Expect: A Board Member’s Perspective
Stephen Bennett writes from the perspective of a Board member about some of the best practices and tools organizations have to engage with and support their Board members.
Planning Your Fundraising Strategy During and Post Covid-19
The Jet Fuel Series: A conversation with Rhett Wilson, Vice President of Development, The White House Historical Association, Co-Founder and Board Member, Caravanserai Project. If you’re in the mission-driven sector, fundraising is an intimidating base to cover even in the best of times. The Covid-19 pandemic made it even more challenging and 2021 is not […]
Five Lessons We Have Learned About Organizational Survival
A Palm Springs (CA) based women’s assistance program had been slammed by the impact of Covid-19: staff, volunteers and the board were demoralized and confused. The organization had run out of funds and was trying to get out of their office lease. In short, they were preparing to shut down. Covid-19 had almost forced a […]
Never Let A Crisis Go to Waste: The Organizational Survival Checklists
As the disrupting impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has changed the world for ever, mission-driven organizations are facing some very tough decisions ahead. While there is no doubt that emergency or disaster financial support is crucial, it is only a temporary solution and not a panacea. Numerous organizations in this sector have been on survival […]
Checklist: PPP Loans Forgiveness
Many nonprofit organizations have managed to maneuver their way through the CARES Act PPP loans. It has been a chaotic and highly frustrating process and unfortunately it is far from being over. Now that the loans are in their bank accounts, these organizations are facing other challenges: how to spend it? What is forgiven and what […]