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How To Provide Effective Nonprofit Leadership (post Covid)

How To Provide Effective Nonprofit Leadership (post Covid)

Nonprofit Leadership…. COMING OUT OF THE PANDEMIC... Tired of feeling the need to hold back coming out of the pandemic? Many in nonprofit leadership are just trying to make do. Others are waiting for things to get better on their own. While a few are waiting for that...

How To Deal With Difficult People In Your Nonprofit Agency

How To Deal With Difficult People In Your Nonprofit Agency

At first glance, being the head of a nonprofit may look easy... You put together a team of passionate individuals that believe in the mission at hand, lead them in the right direction and let them do their thing. As a whole, egos are not an issue, no one has a secret...

Recruiting Board Members: Do You Know What To Say?

Recruiting Board Members: Do You Know What To Say?

Do you know what to say when recruiting board members? The scenario: It happens all the time when recruiting board members. You know someone that is respected and has been engaged with your mission for quite some time now. They’ve shown good judgement and that they...

What should nonprofit boards be doing to help (during the pandemic)?

What should nonprofit boards be doing to help (during the pandemic)?

In last week’s blog post, I provided a list of several actions some agencies have taken as a result of COVID-19. As I learn of other creative steps being taken to combat the changes, I will share them with you. For now though, I'd like to share some thoughts on what...

10 Nonprofit Changes to Expect Post Covid

10 Nonprofit Changes to Expect Post Covid

With 2020 finally behind us and many people now getting their COVID-19 vaccine shots, dare we even think we are nearing a return to some sense of normality? And, if we are on the back end of the pandemic, what will that “normal” look like for nonprofit agencies? What...

Surviving in Nonprofit Crisis: Now What?

Surviving in Nonprofit Crisis: Now What?

Nonprofit leadership in the best of times is challenging... but leading in nonprofit crisis? This might seem almost impossible. We've survived a few weeks of what we thought would be the toughest... but it seems we're not even close yet. So... now what? That is the...

Surviving in Crisis: 10 Ways to Help Your Nonprofit

Surviving in Crisis: 10 Ways to Help Your Nonprofit

Last week, I shared some lessons learned while leading a company through Y2K. It was a rocky experience...Nothing like the virus threat we face today, but threatening in a different way, nonetheless. Leading a nonprofit through turbulence like this can be incredibly...

Nonprofit Leadership in Times of Crisis

Nonprofit Leadership in Times of Crisis

The last few weeks have felt like living in a whirlwind. It's only gaining speed, with more and more questions surfacing every day. It can be an incredibly difficult situation for all leadership, but especially for nonprofit leaders. When uncertainty and a lack of...

Want a Better Board of Directors?

Want a Better Board of Directors?

Start with incredible board members.   Having a reliable board of directors is key to a well run agency, and I'm often asked what makes a high-value board member. This question usually comes from a board chair or CEO who has or anticipates having one or more...

Nonprofit Management: 3 Keys to Success

Nonprofit Management: 3 Keys to Success

3 Things That Will Help You Master Nonprofit Management   Many people think that great leaders are born, not made... And sure, I believe some people may be born with some of the key character traits of a leader... But I firmly believe that great leaders can be...

Leadership Development: Important vs. Urgent

Leadership Development: Important vs. Urgent

Going through the motions of Leadership Development. When I first became a CEO, my biggest surprise was the speed in which important issues came to me and had to be addressed. This sudden load of problems can be extremely daunting and overwhelming. It seemed that...

Nonprofit Resources: 3 Free Downloads to Make Your Agency Better

Nonprofit Resources: 3 Free Downloads to Make Your Agency Better

Managing nonprofit resources can be one of the most difficult and yet rewarding experiences for a leader. There are numerous demands on your time, and some days the problems and challenges can seem endless.  Today I want to help make your life easier, by providing...

Ready for Change: The Role of a Board of Directors

Ready for Change: The Role of a Board of Directors

The role of a Board of Directors has remained the same over the years...for the most part. A board sets the direction, raises funds, provides financial and program oversight, and ensures all laws and regulations are followed. However, what has changed is the level of...

Nonprofit Leadership: The 11 Characteristics You Need for Impact

Nonprofit Leadership: The 11 Characteristics You Need for Impact

Is Your Nonprofit Leadership the best it can be?  In my experience in working with leaders, there are a few characteristics that I have found to set a great leader apart from the rest, as well as predict their likelihood of success. I call these the 11 Characteristics...

Great Nonprofit Leadership: Do You Have What it Takes?

Great Nonprofit Leadership: Do You Have What it Takes?

Great Nonprofit leadership comes into play in every aspect of your day, as it's essential to your team's success. When I took on a role as CEO, it seemed my team frequently faced some important and complex matters. Many of these involving our clients, team, or...

Step 1 in Leadership Development: Know Yourself

Step 1 in Leadership Development: Know Yourself

When we think Leadership Development, we often think of others first... But sometimes we over look a critical element -- knowing ourselves... When I first became the CEO of an organization, I was very excited and confident. I knew what needed to be done and was quite...

2020: New Year, Bigger Nonprofit Impact

2020: New Year, Bigger Nonprofit Impact

Will 2020 be a success for your agency? With 2019 quickly coming to an end, most of us are tying up loose ends and putting the finishing touches on our 2020 plans, goals, and budgets for nonprofit impact. Maybe you're even making a couple of last minute phone calls...

Are Giving Trends Changing?

Are Giving Trends Changing?

I recently read an article about giving trends in Giving USA stating that 2018 donations fell by an inflation-adjusted 1.7% over 2017. Without a doubt, $427.71 billion is still a whole lot of money for charity. However, no one wants to see backsliding in our levels of...

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