What the Experts Might Say: "It Depends"

(4-22-10) Writing for The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Phil Buchanan and Ellie Buteau discuss the pros and cons of adjusting operations to respond to data-driven expert advice and assessment results. The authors note that it is during periods of relative economic uncertainty—times when the desire to seek out advice and implement expert-sanctioned techniques is strongest—that the nonprofit sector must think strategically about the best solutions for individual organizations, rather than for the sector as a whole.