Category: Management

18 Dec

Creating a Board Book

In my new book, On Board: What Current and Aspiring Board Members Must Know About Nonprofits & Board Service, I recommend making a board book for each member of...

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16 Dec

VEGAS baby

In the course of helping clients hire professional staff or fill leadership lay roles, I tell them to go for VEGAS.  What is VEGAS? “V” is for vision. You...

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23 Nov

To err is human, but will donors forgive?

Life is full of teachable moments. When I make mistakes, I try to find the learning. In the past two weeks, I have been on the receiving end of...

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31 Mar

Your Jewish Organization Needs to Think Like a B-Org

This article originally appeared on eJewishPhilanthropy.com. You can see the original at http://ejewishphilanthropy.com/your-jewish-organization-needs-to-think-like-a-b-org/ Please indulge the lawyer in me while we talk a little corporate law. Over the last...

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08 Jan

Call It Like It Is

When a prospective client for strategic planning wants to start immediately, I am suspect  As the conversation proceeds, I often learn that the decision to now engage in planning...

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30 Sep

Recharge without a Sabbatical

This morning I read an article by Beth Sirull  about nonprofit sabbaticals as a way to combat burnout, “Sabbaticals for Nonprofit Leaders Benefit the Executive, the Organization and the...

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20 Aug

Writing for a World that Doesn’t Read

Those responsible for communicating with nonprofit constituencies (donors, activists, board members, even employees etc.) have a tough job these days. They need to reach out to people and craft...

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16 Aug

The Loneliest Job in the World, the Executive Director

President Kennedy was dubbed to have the loneliest job in the world by The New York Times during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1961. A lot has changed since...

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