The key to being more innovative as a nonprofit, is to think of everything you do as an experiment – whether or not you wanted it to be an experiment. It’s very liberating. Focus on learning the most you can. Get the most learning to run the next experiment. I found that is a relief compared to the burden of perfect.
Eric Ries, in Beth Kanter, ‘Q&A: Eric Ries on Lean Start Up Principles for Nonprofits’, LinkedIn, December 17, 2013