About Cindi Phallen

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far Cindi Phallen has created 185 blog entries.

Subscribe to Cindi's Biweekly Blog!

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

5 Reasons Why Every Board Member Needs to Be Engaged

2021-10-05T14:25:29-07:00

I recently had a client ask me to explain to his board why they need to be engaged. I tried not to be surprised. Then I realized this was a bigger deal than I may have realized. As I talked to his volunteers, I got a mix of perspectives: * One thought they should be [...]

5 Reasons Why Every Board Member Needs to Be Engaged2021-10-05T14:25:29-07:00

Please Don’t Put “Committee Reports” on Your Board Agendas

2021-06-30T14:28:38-07:00

When it comes to board meetings, this is one of the fastest ways to make me nuts.  I'm begging you....please don't. Let’s think about why you have board meetings: * To build relationships amongst board members so they work well together * To focus their attention on the most important priorities of the organization * [...]

Please Don’t Put “Committee Reports” on Your Board Agendas2021-06-30T14:28:38-07:00

The Top 5 Reasons to Connect with Your Community

2021-06-10T09:34:13-07:00

It’s been invigorating to see so many nonprofits focusing on planning now that we’re seeing light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. And yet I’m surprised when I ask how they are engaging the community and getting feedback from stakeholders and influencers.  Most haven’t thought about it. It’s a grave error to try to [...]

The Top 5 Reasons to Connect with Your Community2021-06-10T09:34:13-07:00

Do You Appreciate Your Board Members? Do They Know It?

2021-05-06T09:03:31-07:00

    I know you’re tired. I know you might want to close your eyes and forget things for a while. You deserve that. And the world keeps spinning, so….let’s think about those people working alongside you who are volunteering to serve. I know you’re grateful for them. Did you know demonstrating gratitude is good [...]

Do You Appreciate Your Board Members? Do They Know It?2021-05-06T09:03:31-07:00

Refresh Your BORED Member Orientations!

2021-04-08T09:03:31-07:00

That’s right – it’s possible to conduct energetic orientations that inspire your new members! A common concern among nonprofit CEOs is how to conduct an effective orientation for new board members.   Understand something: a one-time orientation session isn’t the solution alone. A year-long onboarding plan needs to be in place. For now, let’s start at [...]

Refresh Your BORED Member Orientations!2021-04-08T09:03:31-07:00

Why Do Nonprofits Need Boards Anyway?

2021-03-16T20:47:04-07:00

What's all the fuss about?  Would it really be so bad to do away these boards?  I mean, they're kind of a lot to handle, right? I started this blog nine years ago. This post is the 4th one I wrote back then.  And after a recent conversation with a nonprofit CEO who was grousing [...]

Why Do Nonprofits Need Boards Anyway?2021-03-16T20:47:04-07:00
Load More Posts
Go to Top