Category: Coaching

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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28 Jun

Making Your Way: My Advice to Young Women Starting Out

I was on a panel discussion today for Girl Starter today entitled “It’s a Man’s World: Women at the Top in Male-Dominated Industries.” The moderator asked what it takes...

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04 May

10 Things Nonprofits Can Do to Set Employees Up for Success

To set employees up for success and help them realize their potential, here are ten things nonprofits can do. Determine the right organizational structure Craft job positions relative to both...

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13 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.”...

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22 May

Development Directors Must Manage Up

This article was co-authored by my friend and colleague, Jennifer Weinstock, and it originally appeared on eJP. Does your organization have an Executive Director or a CEO without significant...

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24 Mar

A Formula for Empowered Leadership

This article originally appeared on eJewishPhilanthropy at http://ejewishphilanthropy.com/formula-for-empowered-leadership/ Phew, your leadership development or nominating committee filled all the open seats on your board. What a relief! Sadly, too many...

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07 Jan

Planning Successful Nonprofit Board Meetings

Part of our duty to nonprofit board members is to ensure that their valuable and donated time is both respected and well-spent. To that end, successful board leadership requires...

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16 Dec

VEGAS baby

In the course of helping clients hire professional staff or fill leadership lay roles, I tell them to go for VEGAS.  What is VEGAS? “V” is for vision. You...

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30 Sep

Recharge without a Sabbatical

This morning I read an article by Beth Sirull  about nonprofit sabbaticals as a way to combat burnout, “Sabbaticals for Nonprofit Leaders Benefit the Executive, the Organization and the...

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16 Aug

The Loneliest Job in the World, the Executive Director

President Kennedy was dubbed to have the loneliest job in the world by The New York Times during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1961. A lot has changed since...

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