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Are you one of the successful 30%?

Across multiple industries and sectors, experience and research indicates that when new processes and strategies are deployed, over 70% of them fail to achieve the desired outcomes. In simple math that means that only about 30% of change efforts are … Continue reading

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Are Your Volunteers Happy? Three Essential Strategies to Increase Your Volunteer Corps

Many years ago, while still a young and developing Executive Director, my President and I were dealing with a complex and particularly challenging legal issue. Over the course of several days and weeks we had to have multiple conversations with … Continue reading

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How to turn your board members into active fundraisers

One of the most frequent complaints I hear is, “our board members don’t fundraise”. Hiding behind the mantra, “I give my time” many sincerely believe that volunteering time equals giving of money.  So, too, in a desire to get people … Continue reading

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Policies, Procedures and……..People

If given a choice, what kind of board would you want to serve on? Many years ago I experienced the very definition of Board insanity. During a heated discussion debating the merits of expending funds for new chairs in the … Continue reading

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Fantasizing Your Way to a Successful Organization

A recent satirical report in the online publication, The Onion, suggests that “the single act of pretending one’s life is not in complete shambles…works. ‘Even when everything is coming apart at the seams and disaster is almost certainly imminent, putting … Continue reading

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