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Episode 40: What and how. The difference matters.

When we communicate about our programs, we often get tangled in what we are doing and how we are doing it. The difference between what and how matters across many elements of running a successful nonprofit. In this episode, Nancy and Sarah talk about what and how, what the difference is, and how you can apply the difference to how you communicate, engage your board, and plan your strategy.

Question to reflect on before you listen:
How do you think about the difference between “what” and “how” in terms of your nonprofit’s work?

Discussion questions:

  1. What resonated with you about this conversation? What would you like to take back to your organization?
  2. We talked about the importance of practice in thinking about how to do things. What do members of your organization need to practice? 
  3. What questions does thinking about “how” bring up for you? 

Word of the week: How
How would you describe your method and the theory in which it is grounded? 

What do you think?