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Maximize Your Board Giving in 5 Steps

2017-10-09T19:23:18+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|

Most nonprofit executive directors have complained at some point that they need their board to be more engaged in fundraising.  It starts with their own meaningful investment.  In recent years you've likely become more aware of how important it is to achieve 100% board giving.  Besides wanting to look good to funders, if your board [...]

Your Cheat Sheet For Board Member Exit Interviews

2017-09-26T22:16:33+00:00 September 6th, 2017|

Board members come and go – sometimes we don’t mind, sometimes we’re really bummed out. Regardless of how you feel about it, there’s opportunity lurking within exit interviews. When you engage them in a final feedback loop, you will: * Continue to engage them and strengthen the relationship * Avoid any awkwardness by having an [...]

The 4 Secrets To Manage Up And Get What You Need

2017-09-07T11:50:33+00:00 August 24th, 2017|

Your boss may be the CEO, director or board president. It doesn’t matter, the strategy is the same. There will be times when you need to get support for your philanthropy plan or for a new marketing channel or permission to hire another employee or get buy-in for how to get the board engaged in [...]

Save Time & Change Your Results Like the Top Leaders Do

2017-09-06T16:22:31+00:00 August 14th, 2017|

What type of leader are you? What type of leader do you want to be? Step into your true leadership and learn how to leverage your time and resources to solve your biggest challenge. To tackle those times when you feel like you can’t keep up or when you’ve been working so hard but aren’t [...]

The Shocking Truth About Engaging New Board Members

2017-09-07T11:51:29+00:00 July 25th, 2017|

(This post was first published on the CSAE blog) It may come as a surprise but, as the executive, you are responsible for setting the tone of how your board operates. Right from the start. If you want highly performing board members that work in partnership with you and stay focused on the right things, then guess what? [...]

How Nonprofit Execs Can Get the Answers They Need in 5 Minutes

2017-07-19T00:48:58+00:00 July 11th, 2017|

I hear it all the time. You don’t have enough time to search out the answer. You feel all alone in this challenging world of nonprofit work. Your board members don’t understand and you don’t want to over-share with your staff team.   Where are the resources you need?? I’ve said all this myself at [...]

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