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17 Oct

5 Things Your Nonprofit Must Have Clarity On

Consultants overuse a lot of words. I have tried to ban “thinking outside-of-the-box” and “synergy” from my vernacular. The one word that I can’t use enough though is “clarity.” People...

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10 Oct

Management vs. Governance

There are many components of a good board training. None more important that reviewing the difference between management and governance. With all that has been written on the subject,...

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03 Oct

Top 15 List to Make the Most of Year-End Fundraising and Marketing (It’s not too late!)

The fourth quarter is key for most nonprofits looking to hit their fundraising numbers. Be prepared for a strong finish with these top 15 tips to make the most...

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26 Sep

Can Everyone in Your Organization Give a Great Elevator Pitch?

Can your staff, volunteers and board members give a great elevator pitch about your organization in 30 seconds or less? If not, you are missing out on a chance...

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20 Sep

Why Your Organization Should Be in Back to School Mode

The air is changing, and it is becoming dark earlier here in the Northeast. The stores have been in back-to-school mode for months. Yesterday I noticed that the Halloween...

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15 Sep

7 Suggestions for Synagogues at the “Apple Reveal” of the Jewish Calendar

My 14 year old like much of the world was aware of the Apple iPhone 8 reveal date and hurried home from school to watch it on YouTube. Apple...

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24 Aug

What Successful Nonprofit Board Presidents Wish They Knew Before Their Terms

This article originally appeared on eJPhilanthropy By Kathy Cohen, PhD and Nanette R. Fridman, MPP, JD There is no shortage of advice on how to lead a nonprofit board....

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15 Aug

Want to be Truly Empowered? Learn to Fundraise

I spend a lot of time talking about fundraising or financial resource development, a term I prefer. People always look at me with such surprise when I tell them...

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19 Jul

Board Chairs, Do You Want to Find Your Successor?

Today I am at a conference with 16 schools. I met this afternoon with the board chairs who are present to facilitate a break out session. While the discussion...

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10 Jul

Setting Goals WITH Your New Executive, Not FOR Your New Executive

This article originally appeared in eJP. By Kathleen Fromm Cohen, PhD and Nanette R. Fridman, MPP, JD In the healthiest of organizations, the board, the staff, and other key...

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