Category: Boards

28 Mar

Follow-Up Five From Fundraising Events

On a call today with a client following their big fundraising event, I asked how the Follow-Up Five were going.  Here are my top  five things nonprofits should do...

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01 Sep

Why Your Organization Should Be in Back to School Mode

This article originally appeared on 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....

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01 Jun

Why Making Other People Feel Good Should Be Part of Your Job

In his blog today, The Only Thing That Really Matters, Tony Schwartz, president and CEO of The Energy Project and the author of Be Excellent at Anything, highlights a...

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27 May

For Smart Nonprofits, Summer Means. . .

As the weather is starting to suggest here in Boston, summer is around the corner. This is the time in New England that we long for all year,  when...

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24 May

A Quick Test for All Fundraising Events

Events are a popular and fun way to raise funds for an organization. The truth is that they can be an expensive way to do so. Before you commit...

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19 Jan

Transformation Isn’t For the Faint of Heart

This article originally appeared on on January 19, 2011 and can be viewed at The combining forces of the great recession, the proliferation of nonprofit organizations over...

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13 Apr

Communication During Change

Communities are groups of people and as such are emotional beings like the people who comprise them. When organizational leaders are seeking to make significant changes, they need to...

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11 Apr

Invest in Developing Your Leader

Most boards know that they are responsible for hiring and firing the professional leader of their organization. Equally important, some committee, whether executive or personnel, should take seriously a...

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28 Mar

Stale Boards

I saw an article the other day about how to refresh stale bread.  If only refreshing a stale board was as easy as finding a brown paper bag, adding...

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26 Mar

The S Word

Succession. In some nonprofits, this word causes anxiety, panic, fear and desperation. If your organization struggles with succession, most likely the organization has other systemic challenges at hand. This...

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