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28 Apr

Are You My Successor?

This article originally appeared in You can view the original at When my children were young, we used to read Dr. Seuss’ book, Are You My Mother?  I...

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11 Mar

7 Questions that Every Synagogue Should Be Asking

This article originally appeared March 11, 2014  on You can view the original at Sadly, too few board chairs, rabbis and executive directors of synagogues are focused...

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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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18 Nov

Top 10 Things to DO to Make the Most of Year End Fundraising and Marketing

Top 10 Things to Make the Most of Year End Fundraising and Marketing 1.  Thank and send Season’s Greeting to your staff, board, end-users, community, prospects, donors (see also...

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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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02 Sep

Why Your Organization Should be in Back to School Mode

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. Yesterday I noticed that the Halloween...

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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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17 Jul

Being responsive to email: Reply, Acknowledge or Answer

People want you to be responsive to their emails. In fact, a recurring frustration that I hear from co-workers, management, volunteers, board members and donors is when they take...

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10 Apr

S.E.E. to Make Good Decisions

Making good decisions is a crucial skill at every level. In thinking recently about my consulting and coaching  work, it occurred to me that my job is often to...

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09 Apr

Where the Magic Happens: Professional and Lay Partnerships

Nonprofit magic happens when an organization has: (1) a strong professional leader and  (2) a dedicated and engaged board and (3) the two have a collaborative and well-tuned working...

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