There really aren’t many tools out there to help you bring strategic plans to life, much less to streamline operations and communicate progress across and beyond organizations.

At SEED, we have seen that our clients are looking for a few simple things.

First, nonprofit leaders want to be pro-active an...

Strategic plan development represents a major challenge for many nonprofits. Even in the wake of the best strategic planning processes—where a beautiful plan is produced that appears to place future ideals within grasp—executing the plan can be daunting.

Too many promising plans gather dust on the sh...

March 1, 2016

Some say open networks are the “biggest predictor of career success.” 

Open networks are especially productive when there is an intentional practice to achieve creative dialogue. Dialogue is akin to planting seeds in fertile soil, as opposed to scattering thoughts in the wind of typical conversation....

February 10, 2016

There is a Zen story of a professor who goes to see a monk.  The monk welcomes him, and the professor explains that he has come seeking wisdom from the monk.  With that, the professor begins to talk endlessly about his knowledge and what he has done in the world.  Finally the monk asks the professor...

February 1, 2016

How well are you hanging in with those new year’s resolutions? Have you established your practice, practice, practice? 

Think about it. When and how have you carried out a new year’s resolution?  It’s easy enough to identify a wish and declare it. Whether your intention is to lose weight, exercise mo...

January 21, 2016

Dianne Mack is featured in this month’s Network for Social Work ManagementMeet Dianne.

January 5, 2016

What have you been dreaming lately?

Most of what gets created in our world exists in large part because of vision. 

There are unlimited ways to tap the well.  It doesn’t matter how.  The main thing is to allow ourselves to dream.

One thing we can all do is to make every effort to get folks talking...

December 1, 2015

In working with organizations of all sizes, missions and cultures, we often discover an opportunity to build trust.  SEED may be invited to design an evaluation plan, create a new data base, or lead a strategic planning process.  Any number of technical fixes may be presented as the need.  Howe...

September 21, 2015

I am moved to write about a magnificent event that my husband and I attended earlier this summer at the St. James Theater, in New York City. It was a fundraiser for You Gotta Believe, Inc (YGB). 

YGB is the only agency in New York City that focuses exclusively on finding permanent families for t...

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