The Lean Startup is a movement that challenges entrepreneurs to build and run their companies in a new way. It emphasizes making things that customers actually value and want, which minimizes wasted effort and expense.

The same principles can and should apply to non profits. Anyone who has worked with Sea Change knows we always start with audience first.

But being lean is a lot easier said than done. That’s why I’m excited non profits now have help!

A new project — Lean Impact — is bringing Lean Startup principles to nonprofits and the social sector by adapting those principles to the unique challenges and opportunities of organizations working for the social good.

Their site is full of tips,tools and deep dives to help non profits create approaches and systems that are designed to encourage agility in the social sector. Check it out.