Category: Leadership

30 Oct

Out of Bounds

In my 20s, I was a young lawyer, and a board member and chair of the legal committee of the board. During my first year, a gentleman, who had...

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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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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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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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16 Mar

7 Tips for Board Meeting Optimization

Board meetings sometimes should be called “bored meetings”. Some executives and leaders just check-off preparing for and hosting board meetings like another to do on a long list. And...

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12 Mar

Synagogue Self-Assessment: Are you Positioned to Survive or Thrive?

Synagogues no longer can take for granted business as usual. To assess your synagogue’s real situation, start with an honest assessment using the questions below in partnership with your...

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06 Mar

Leadership Succession: Familiar Steps

One of the key things I advise clients when planning for leadership succession is to treat the process like you would fundraising. Prospect Create a pool of potential leaders based...

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15 Feb

Don't Take the Easy Way Out When Setting Development Targets

I would be a wealthy woman if I had a dollar for every time I heard a version of, “We added a percentage increase over last year’s dollars raised to...

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22 Nov

Are Your Donors Bored with Your Annual Campaign? Time for a Makeover!

This article originailly appeared in eJP. By Nanette Fridman and Jennifer Weinstock Do you ever feel like you are boring your donors? Or boring yourself? Not excited about your...

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