Tag Archives: governance

Does Your Board Deserve An Olympic Gold

While scoring at the Winter Olympics  is often done subjectively (love those Russian ice skating judges), for many of the Winter Game’s competitors the determination of  who won and lost is as simple as who scores  the most points or … 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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