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Community Leaders Could Take a Different Approach to Help

I recently spoke with a nonprofit Executive Director about an upcoming meeting that is giving her angst. Her organization launched a new program last year, and it has had a few “bumps in the road.” It’s not surprising given that … Continue reading

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Sustainability: The Nonprofit Joke

I recently had lunch with a nonprofit Executive Director (ED) who was lamenting about “sustainability” in the nonprofit sector. I empathized with her. It is always a question that funders ask, and yet there are few good answers. I remember … Continue reading

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How NOT to Fight with Your Board Chair (Part 2)

In the last blog, inspired by Marla Cornelius’ article, “10 Great Board Chair Practices,” I wrote about the need to acknowledge the power dynamic between the Board Chair and the Executive Director. I also shared that I was slightly disappointed … Continue reading

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How NOT to Fight with Your Board Chair (Part 1)

I vividly remember the first time that I got into a fight with my Board of Directors. And no – it was not a fist fight, and unlike the recent Republican debate, it wasn’t about the size of anyone’s hands. … Continue reading

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