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31 Mar

For Values "Show, Don't Tell"

Many organizations, in addition to their mission and vision statements, have a values statement. A values statement is a set of beliefs and principles that guide an organization’s decision-making....

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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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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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04 Apr

Hats Off to My MIL

I just said goodbye to my husband’s mother after a week-long visit.  A firiend and I were talking and they can’t believe how well we get along and how...

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25 Feb

No Guts, No Glory

I was flipping through the endless cable stations one evening and came across some  80s’ movie. I stopped flipping just long enough to hear a coach say to a...

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21 Feb

Planning and Investment

I am sitting in my hotel room overlooking Delray Beach while my 3 year old sleeps after a  fantastic morning at the pool and lunch. My family and I...

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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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09 Dec

Donor P+C

Despite how it may appear, the heart of successful fundraising is not the black tie event. It is donor prospecting and cultivation (P+C). For many small nonprofits, this is...

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