Category: Community

06 Apr

Take Off Your Rose Colored Glasses To Embrace Change

To effectuate change, boards and management have to be able to take off their rose colored glasses and admit to themselves the truths that they often don’t want to...

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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


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 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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21 Dec

Leverage the Usual Suspects

I asked a friend the other day about an event that she went to and she replied that the usual suspects were there. She didn’t need to say another...

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17 Dec

Fairfield 2009

Some friends in Fairfield, CT told me about an incident last Sunday at their local menorah lighting. Three masked men showed up holding Nazi flags and yelled anti-Jewish remarks...

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