Category: Boards

06 Oct

The Truth Will Set You Free, But First. .

  This article originally appeared on eJP. As the famous Gloria Steinem said, “The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.” This is a...

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24 Sep

Is Your Organization “Millennial Friendly”?

This article originally appeared on eJP. A friend recently emailed me and asked if I had a list of suggestions for working with millennials that he could give the...

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12 Aug

Is Your Synagogue Being Proactive?

This article originally appeared on eJP. This summer the Boston area has been abuzz with major synagogue changes. First was the news from Brookline’s Congregation Kehillath Israel that it plans to...

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04 Jun

My Board Won’t Do ANYTHING!

This article originally appeared on eJP on June 4, 2015. The frustration of many executive directors and development professionals is palpable. They need their boards’ help to raise the...

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03 May

Key Questions for Recruiting Your Campaign Committee

I wrote this article with my friend and colleague Jennifer Weinstock, and it originally appeared on eJPhilanthropy. HELP! No one will join my Campaign Committee! Does this story sound...

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25 Apr

Job Descriptions and Due Diligence as the Foundations for Board Success

This article originally appeared in eJPhilanthropy. Would you ever hire someone for a job without explaining his or her duties? Throughout my years of training boards, board members have...

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17 Apr

To Get Your Board Involved in Fundraising, Rephrase the Question

This article originally appeared in eJP and can be found at Every board member is required to be involved with fundraising. This should be made explicitly clear before...

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15 Apr

Every Nonprofit Owes It to Itself to Get Its Board on Board

This review originally appeared in the MassNonprofit News. Every Nonprofit Owes It to Itself to Get Its Board on Board Nonprofit boards usually comprise different personalities, but they have...

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24 Mar

A Formula for Empowered Leadership

This article originally appeared on eJewishPhilanthropy at 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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