Author: Nanette Fridman

08 Dec

Member Privacy and the Well Intentioned Coupon

This week I received a mailing from a for-profit  business that was sent to the members of a nonprofit organization of which I am a member. The business is...

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07 Dec

Making Volunteering Work

I have heard it theorized that there are fewer volunteers today because of the sharp increase in dual-income households. This doesn’t take into account the increase in numbers of...

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06 Dec

Mission Check

Through my volunteer and professional work, I am often in planning, board, strategy, event, and every other kind of meeting that you can imagine.  It happens to the best...

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05 Dec

Response time

I am a firm believer that with few exceptions people should respond to all emails and phone calls within 48 hours. At the very least, take two seconds to...

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04 Dec

Using the word "leader" appropriately

I recently re-read Warren Bennis’s book  On Becoming a Leader. In this classic, Bennis lays out that basic ingredients that all true leaders seem to share. These traits or...

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04 Dec

What I miss about DC

I went to an AIPAC event last night.  (I was an AIPAC intern in 1992 in Washington, DC and have been involved with AIPAC ever since.) The event was...

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03 Dec

Meeting Maven

When my son (now almost 7) started preschool, the kids were talking about their parents professions and my son told his class that my job was to go to...

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02 Dec


I had three refreshing interactions yesterday. The first was with an acquaintance who I ran into  as we were both walking into the same building. I routinely asked how...

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01 Dec

New venture

Welcome!  As many of you reading this know,  I frequently email my friends, family, clients and colleagues thoughts,  tidbits, articles or links (without, or more often, with  commentary).  In...

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