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MAG’s beloved co-founder Karl Mathiasen III passed away peacefully on September 20 at the age of 88 (and just 5 days shy of his 89th birthday). His family is holding a Memorial Service at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church at 1830 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20009 on November 1st at 11:00 am.  All are welcome.

With heavy hearts we remember and celebrate Karl – our co-founder, mentor, guide and friend.  Continue

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The Network Leadership Innovation LabThe Lab deepens our understanding of leadership in movement networks. Developed by MAG, the Lab is a program of dialogue, analysis, and active learning that convenes social justice leaders and taps key thinkers, practitioners and funders.

Read the preliminary learnings gleaned from The Network Leadership Innovation Lab as well as from MAG’s client work and from relevant social science—and explore their implications for grantmakers in MAG's new article Toward 'Complex Adaptive Philanthropy'.

MAG shares further insights from our Network Leadership Innovation Lab in a new article: Creating Culture: Promising Practices of Successful Movement Networks, published in the latest edition of Nonprofit Quarterly.

New Case Studies, Sarita Gupta Eveline Shen and Gustavo Torres and Network Leadership: MAG is excited to share with you three in-depth case stories that seek to better understand the leadership required in networks and the contexts that aid success

MAG releases easy-to-use guides on boards, strategic planning, and managing people. Download now!

Read The Nonprofit Quarterly article, Leaning into Discomfort: Social Sector Leadership in the 21st Century, featuring MAG colleagues and clients, Center for Reproductive Rights, National Domestic Workers Alliance, National People’s Action.

The Nonprofit Quarterly features Robin Katcher's article, "Unstill Waters: The Fluid Role of Networks in Social Movements".  This article describes the ways in which loose networks function to make a strong social movement based on MAG's experience and research.  Download the PDF.

Read MAG's article, How MAG Went from a Bricks & Mortar Office to a Virtual One, on how MAG got rid of their office space and had their employees start working from home. Read More

Seven Turning Points by Susan Gross. Recognize when your organization is at a pivotal point and be prepared with concrete actions to move the organization to the next level! Learn more.


Innovative Leadership Transition Model!  Table for Two: Can Founders and Successors Co-Exist So Everyone Wins? by Mark Leach explores the conditions under which a founder can stay on under new executive leadership after stepping down as CEO for the overall success of the organization.  Learn more or Read the Nonprofit Quarterly's article.

Outsourcing Back-Office Services in Small Nonprofits: Pitfalls and Possibilities by Mark Leach and released by MAG and the Meyer Foundation.  The study explores how outsourcing can help small nonprofits meet their back-office needs. Learn more.

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