Tag Archives: social sector

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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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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Do you know where your Development Director is right now?

Chances are pretty good that while you are reading this blog, your development director or one of your key development staff is probably either out looking for a job, or actively being recruited for one. According to a new study, … 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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