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Tom Okarma shares his knowledge and experience for nonprofits.

15 Simple Ways to Use Your Board For Marketing

Nonprofit marketing can be challenging at best. If you’re like most agencies, you're constantly on the look out for new ways to share your mission, more effective ways to build awareness, and new cost-effective avenues to get more...

Changing Nonprofit Trends: 4 Things Your Team Needs To Know

Embracing The Change    There is a lot of change coming to the nonprofit world. Boards, leaders, staff, and volunteers need to face and process emerging nonprofit trends, all while still serving their clients. The good news: all of...

What is Your Nonprofit Leadership Style?

Most of us (nonprofit leaders) have either taken courses or read a lot about the basic meat and potatoes leadership skills we need to effectively do our job. I’m talking about strategic planning and goal setting, budgeting,...

4 Things Successful Nonprofit Leaders Do Every Week

Guard Your Calendar Wisely Your role as an executive director is much more than a 9-5 job. You may have breakfast meetings, dinner meetings and late evening meetings. Sometimes, your Saturdays turn into full work days, too. During the...

10 Ways to Deal With Difficult People in Your Nonprofit

On the surface, leading a nonprofit might look like a piece of cake. You assemble a group of people passionate about the mission, point them in the right direction and get out of their way. For the most part, there are no ego problems,...

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How to Deal With Difficult Board Members

How to Deal With Difficult Board Members

What do you do when a good board member goes bad?   One of the most important roles you have, as part of a board of directors, or as the executive director of a nonprofit, is to help identify and “vet” new board candidates. You use comprehensive checklists, you...

What is Your Nonprofit Leadership Style?

What is Your Nonprofit Leadership Style?

Most of us (nonprofit leaders) have either taken courses or read a lot about the basic meat and potatoes leadership skills we need to effectively do our job. I’m talking about strategic planning and goal setting, budgeting, communication, the solicitation of major...

Ever Been asked…Why Should I Want to Serve on Your Board?

Ever Been asked…Why Should I Want to Serve on Your Board?

Have you ever been asked this question? Let’s say you know someone who is highly respected, has been engaged with your mission for some time, and has shown good judgment in the past. You may even be friends. You have a board seat opening up soon so you figure he/she...

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