Tag Archives: nonprofits

But it’s not even Thanksgiving Yet – The Two Most Important Things you Need to Do Before Year-end

With Halloween just passed, and Thanksgiving right around the corner, Christmas decorations now fill retail shelves.  This must mean only one thing for nonprofits – the end of the year is upon us. Now is the time to start planning … Continue reading

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Why should Mastodons mean anything to your organization

Recent studies on the extinction of mastodons appear to have little relevancy to the world of nonprofits, faith-based organizations or any company. Nothing could be further from the truth. If the research is correct, the Mastodon’s demise is the result of one … Continue reading

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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 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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Do you have the 3 “P’s of an enlightened organization?

Fortune Magazine annually publishes a list of the best companies to work for in the United States. In 2013, eleven of the top 100 companies were nonprofits. Of these eleven companies, nine were health related organizations and one was a … 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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