Category: Boards

21 Jan

Expertise Every Board Needs

Most nominating committees recognize the need for those with financial and legal expertise to sit on their boards. Here are some additional fields from which boards should be looking...

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12 Jan

Perpetual Beta

Many organizations in the nonprofit world are seeking to redefine and reinvent themselves. It is important for the  leaders of these organizations seeking to make themselves relevant to a...

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08 Jan

Toxicity

You only have to spend a short period of time in an organization to get a feeling for the environment. Is it formal or informal? Are the people who...

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31 Dec

Planning for Your Community’s Future

Below is an article that I wrote that was published by eJewishPhilanthropy.com Planning for Your Community’s Future December 31, 2009 by eJP by Nanette Fridman As we embark upon...

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28 Dec

Where's the Passion?

One of the most memorable lines from my childhood was the Wendy’s commercial in which Clara Peller asks “Where’s the beef?” I find myself today asking, “Where’s the passion?”...

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27 Dec

Rethinking "Young Leadership"

A lot of organizations have young leadership groups or membership categories. The purpose of these  is to educate people and engage folks about the organization when they are starting...

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22 Dec

Nonprofit Re-Branding

How valuable is your brand? How does a potential donor react when she hears your organization’s name? Does your name, logo and tag line help people understand your mission,...

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17 Dec

Check your Envelopes

One of the cardinal rules of life is above all, do no harm. One of the cardinal rules of fundraising is above all, do not agitate your donors or...

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16 Dec

Closed Circuit

My husband is going to be a “special guest” in my son’s class this week as they close their unit on community and invite parents to come in to...

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15 Dec

Stop Doing Well What You Shouldn't Be Doing At All

As a student and practitioner of organizational management, my bookshelf is lined with books by Peter Drucker, a pioneer in social and management theory and prolific writer. One of...

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