Articles posted by "Matt Kouri"

Building Trust (Without the Trust Falls)

Trust is essential to a healthy and positive relationship, but fostering trust within your organization is no easy task.

Are Nonprofits at the Heart of Social Problem Solving?

Nonprofits are at the heart of social problem solving, and there is opportunity for never-before seen “both and” thinking.

The Most Momentous Year

CEO Matt Kouri recaps Mission Capital’s 2015 highlights and his vision for much more in 2016.

We Are Mission Capital

We believe that we need a bold new goal: that complex problems in our community get solved. And we believe it will take a new form of capital, mission capital, to solve those problems.

Why We Need a Bold, New Vision

It’s time for a Kennedy-like moonshot in the greater Austin community. Greenlights has just announced a bold, new vision and is calling on everyone in our community to embrace it: we believe that our biggest, most complex community problems can (and should) be solved.

The Water Line Model of Delegation and Risk-Taking

Imagine that your organization is a boat, floating gently across the calm waters of community impact (yeah, right!), and that you, as the leader of the organization, are the captain of that boat.

Merger Consultant, Heal Thyself

Over the last several month of leading our exciting merger with Innnovation+, I’ve felt a bit like an eye surgeon must feel when laying in the chair undergoing his own eye surgery.

Celebrating Successes and Looking Ahead

We’ve had another banner year at Greenlights, thanks to our amazing family of members, supporters, clients and partners. We are so proud of this nonprofit community and are truly blessed to get to be a part of it.

Greenlights’ Response on The Overhead Myth

Last week, the top three organizations providing oversight and leadership to the nonprofit sector made some powerful history by jointly penning an open letter to all donors in America, and frankly it was received here at Greenlights as a breath of fresh air!

Board Service is Good (For Nonprofits and For Business)

In high-functioning nonprofits, the board of directors tends to be the lifeblood of the organization, effectively balancing the strategic, oversight, fundraising, and accountability-ensuring responsibilities with which boards are endowed.