It’s the old cliche of opportunity to be found in crisis.The circumstances of 2010, for banal reasons, forced the staff of The Gilbert Center to step back, to retreat. We suspended new publications. We suspended our training programs. (Don’t worry, they’ll be back.) We even suspended Nonprofit News. We looked at our work over the last twenty years for clues about moving forward in 2011.
The themes that emerged had a powerful coherence to them. We’ll be describing them more in the weeks to come, but in brief they are:
- Innovation: Test driven project development. Managing evolution and revolution.
- Intelligence: The right numbers. Evidence. Metrics based on logic models.
- Insight: Disciplined thinking. Theories of Change. Logic Models. Rigorous, testable project plans.
- Integrity: Systems thinking. Testing models. Decisions based on evidence.
In the coming weeks, we’ll be reintroducing Gilbert Center programs in the context of these themes. If you’re interested in updates about this, please subscribe to Nonprofit News: