“Leadership” – Articles

Is Your Leadership Style Helping or Hurting Your Nonprofit?

Is Your Leadership Style Helping or Hurting Your Nonprofit?

There Is No One Right Way To Lead Leaders come in all shapes and sizes. Understanding your leadership style is a crucial step in empowering your agency to succeed. There are leadership styles that fit much better in some circumstances than others.  Sometimes, an...

The Hardest Question Every Executive Director Must Answer

The Hardest Question Every Executive Director Must Answer

The Hardest Question Every Executive Director Must Answer At some level, every executive director’s job is similar to other directors in the community. Each leads the organization, raises funds, recruits, ensures clients are being served well, all while serving as the...

4 Things Successful Nonprofit Leaders Do Every Week

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 day you are meeting with donors,...

Changing Nonprofit Trends: 4 Things Your Team Needs To Know

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 these changes have the capacity to...

Nonprofit Board Management: 18 Reasons Your Board Is Failing

Nonprofit Board Management: 18 Reasons Your Board Is Failing

Get Your Board On The Right Track I have found many nonprofit boards are just a few steps away from seeing high impact results. With a few adjustments, these organizations are capable of delivering transformational change to those they are trying to help. They have...

High Impact: 14 Ways To Improve Your Board Leadership

High Impact: 14 Ways To Improve Your Board Leadership

How Should You Lead Your Board Of Directors? After serving on several boards and consulting with many others, I have seen common problems or decisions made by leadership that resurface again and again. These issues hold boards back from giving their best effort and...

Becoming A Board Member: Stay Confident, Come Prepared

Becoming A Board Member: Stay Confident, Come Prepared

So You’re On The Board Of Directors, Now What? Congratulations! You’re officially a board member of an organization that addresses a cause you care about. Becoming a board member is one of the most fulfilling and rewarding experiences of a lifetime. Consequently, you...

15 Things Non Profit Board Members Should Be Doing

15 Things Non Profit Board Members Should Be Doing

You've Got New Board Members, Now What? New non profit board members are often confused, uncertain, and unclear on exactly what their responsibilities are once they are on the board. They are eager to help, but recognize they may not have historical or institutional...

11 Easy Ways To Start a Board Training Program For Your Nonprofit

11 Easy Ways To Start a Board Training Program For Your Nonprofit

Speed of the leader, speed of the team. No organization can succeed, let alone thrive, with weak or untrained leadership. The same holds true for nonprofit boards. One of the most prevalent problems I run into when I speak with executive directors or accept a new...

Nonprofit Leadership: Who Does It Better, Men Or Women?

Nonprofit Leadership: Who Does It Better, Men Or Women?

In the mid-90’s, we learned from Dr. John Gray, Ph.D., in his best seller Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus, that men and women are quite different. It was apparent to Dr. Gray then that significant differences existed between men and women. I got to thinking...

Making Tough Calls On Difficult Nonprofit Board Members

Making Tough Calls On Difficult Nonprofit Board Members

Leading Nonprofit Board Members Is Not Always Easy Sooner or later, every nonprofit leader has a problem with a board member. How this issue is dealt with separates the successful leaders from the rest of the pack. You may find certain nonprofit board members are...

Nonprofit Board Training: 23 Unwritten Rules Your Team Needs To Know

Nonprofit Board Training: 23 Unwritten Rules Your Team Needs To Know

Take Your Nonprofit Board Training To The Next Level  New board members typically receive some level of orientation when they step into their role. A more experienced member or agency leader will tell them about their fiduciary responsibilities, the Duties of Care,...

Powerful Life Lessons from Serving On A Nonprofit Board

Powerful Life Lessons from Serving On A Nonprofit Board

Last time, I shared many of the professional lessons I learned by serving on a nonprofit board. I could easily transfer these lessons into my business life and become a better leader.  As I was preparing that article, though, it struck me just how much I had learned,...

How Joining A Nonprofit Board Boosts Your Professional Development

How Joining A Nonprofit Board Boosts Your Professional Development

Why Serve On A Board? Many individuals and businesses miss a valuable opportunity for professional development. They also miss a great opportunity to give back and make their community a better place to live. I know this because I used to be one of these individuals....

Recruiting Board Members: 12 Profiles For A Superstar Team

Recruiting Board Members: 12 Profiles For A Superstar Team

Who Should You Put On Your Board In 2018?  Every organization is a reflection of its leaders. The more capable and committed any leadership team is, the more successful the nonprofit. Recruiting board members is a crucial step in cultivating a leadership team that...

How To Overcome The Loneliness Of Nonprofit Leadership

How To Overcome The Loneliness Of Nonprofit Leadership

Nonprofit Leadership: It's Lonely At The Top You’ve probably heard that serving in a leadership role is lonely. If you are or have ever been a leader, chances are you can relate. Whether you are a new business leader, nonprofit leader, or church leader, until you...

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