Tag Archives: nonprofits

Sometimes, It’s Best to Walk Away

Because I have a number of clients in the nonprofit sector, I was excited to read Liane Davey’s article, “Managing a Team That’s Been Asked to Do Too Much.” I was hoping that Davey had a “magic silver bullet” that … Continue reading

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Not All Money is Good Money

A few weeks ago, I was approached by a potential client to consider helping them revise their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy. It was an offer that I had to think about, long and hard. On the one hand, I … Continue reading

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“God love you, Darren Walker.”

We all missed a terrific opportunity. I was talking with an entrepreneur last week who developed the neatest product I have ever heard about. And I was able to “handle” it, and it is simply awesome. I can’t tell you … Continue reading

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Power Dynamics in Corporate Citizen Partnerships

Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship just published this blog, discussing how Google’s co-founders incessantly argued with one another before finding common ground. The blog went on to point out that successful corporate citizenship partnerships must also put the work … Continue reading

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Get Sooty With It

The Sooty Shearwater is the most focused animal on the planet. This New Zealand bird flies up to 74,000 kilometers on its yearly migration, averaging more than 500 kms per day. During this largely solo annual migration, the Sooty Shearwater … Continue reading

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CSR Requires a Thick Skin

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I’m on a quest to identify companies that are participating in really unique and innovative Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities. But that is easier said than done – mostly because the job itself is … Continue reading

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Traditional CSR? I’m Bored.

If you Google the latest Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) news from around the U.S., you’ll find articles on a grocery store that gave milk to a local food bank; a company that was recognized for its Employee Health and Wellness … Continue reading

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Rethinking the Role of the Nonprofit Board

I recently spoke with an Executive Director about joining his Board of Directors. I think his organization is accomplishing important work and is making a difference in our community. I’m truly excited to be a part of what they are … Continue reading

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Funders: Responsibly Use Your Power for the Common Good

I have long believed that funders – namely, foundations – often don’t execute their influence as much as they should. So I was really interested to read Andy Carroll’s article, “Are You Using Your Power, or Leaving It on the … Continue reading

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It IS Personal – Even to Consultants

About a year ago, I was working with a client that was undergoing some significant internal changes. I had been working with the client for quite some time and we had made really fantastic progress in our work together. However, … Continue reading

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