Ten Nonprofit Funding Models For-profit executives use business models—such as "low-cost provider" or "the razor and the razor blade"—as a shorthand way to describe and understand the way companies are built and sustained. Nonprofit executives, to their detriment, are not as explicit about their funding models and have not had an equivalent lexicon—until now. Money is a constant topic of conversation among nonprofit leaders: How much do we need?
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Encouraging Economic Report Reveals More Americans Delusional Enough To Start Their Own Business CAMBRIDGE, MA—According to a promising new economic report published Wednesday by the National Bureau of Economic Research, a steadily growing number of Americans have become delusional enough to open their own businesses. The report, which described its findings as “highly encouraging for near-term economic growth,” confirmed that over 200,000 small businesses were founded in 2013 by entrepreneurial Americans who have completely and utterly lost their grip on reality, and noted that the number of bold and frankly insane Americans applying for new business permits had risen markedly over the past year. “What’s remarkable is that these completely deranged people have such an ill-placed faith in the long-term stability of the small business landscape that they’re somehow optimistic about their financial future,” Hemley continued. “And that utter detachment from the real world is great news for the economy.”
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THE DISRUPTOR'S JOURNEY - Value Disruption Design (VDD) University How to Generate Massive Growth in Customers, Happiness, and Value? Is there a template or common pattern that explains the extraordinary success of diverse companies such as Apple, Google, Facebook, Netflix, Groupon, Cirque du Soleil, Southwest Airlines, and Nintendo (Wii)? I believe there is. It's called “The Disruptor’s Journey.” How Google Sold Its Engineers on Management Artwork: Chad Hagen, Graphic Composition No. 1,2009, digital Since the early days of Google, people throughout the company have questioned the value of managers. That skepticism stems from a highly technocratic culture. As one software engineer, Eric Flatt, puts it, “We are a company built by engineers for engineers.”
The Really Big Idea – The Innographer » The Innographer - Practical innovation education Keep up with our upcoming big releases (including teaching notes) by Following us on Facebook! or telling us how to reach you by email… The following sketch pads are all designed to be printed on Tabloid sized paper (11 x 17 inches): Village X: The World's First Completely Transparent Mobile Giving Experience Help build our Store to Village (S2V) System to facilitate micro donations while shopping and live updates of impact on the ground, all by phone. Like to give to worthy causes while shopping but lack assurances that it's actually having a positive impact? We designed our patent-pending Store to Village (S2V) System to direct mobile donations of shoppers to grassroots projects and to provide live mobile updates showing exactly how the money was used. We call it the BUY GIVE SEE experience, and, if you provide a one-time, start-up contribution to finish the System, we can bring it to the masses. Once it's complete and goes live in Fall 2014, it will be free for everyone to use. Background
Coal-Eating Microbes Might Create Vast Amounts of Natural Gas Fracking technology has already made it practical to exploit previously inaccessible natural gas and oil in the United States (see “Natural Gas Changes the Energy Map”). Now several companies are demonstrating a way to use microörganisms that eat coal and excrete methane—the main ingredient in natural gas—as a possible means of extracting fuel from coal resources that had been too expensive to mine. Many coal beds contain large amounts of methane that can be harvested by drilling wells. In recent decades, researchers have demonstrated that a large fraction of the natural gas found in the coal beds is produced by naturally occurring microörganisms that feed on coal, and they have found ways to stimulate the microbes to produce more methane. Luca Technologies, based in Golden, Colorado, is using this approach to increase production from coal beds with existing methane wells.
Google analyzed our MP3 libraries to visualize the evolution of music Google Play knows a lot about what its users listen to, and on Thursday Google shared some of those insights via a new tool called Music Timeline. It’s an interactive feature that shows the popularity of genres over time, as well as the popularity of subgenres and artists within them. It’s also a great way to show off Google Play as a worthy competitor to more widely used streaming services such as Spotify or Pandora, or more popular MP3 stores such as iTunes. This type of knowledge is a big deal. As I explained earlier this month, the battle to become the world’s dominant streaming service is heating up as more listening goes digital.