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Why Do You Need a Board Retreat? Here Are 5 Reasons

2019-01-16T08:47:57+00:00January 16th, 2019|

After my recent blog about how to make your retreats a whopping success, I got a number of inquiries about WHY you need to hold a retreat. You may be wondering the same thing.  Here’s a quick summary of my thinking to help you decide if you need a retreat and what the objectives of [...]

3 Steps to Make your 2019 Board Retreat a Whopping Success

2018-12-18T18:26:09+00:00December 18th, 2018|

You know you should probably do one. But maybe you’ve had some mixed results with a board retreat in the past. You certainly don’t want to waste anyone’s time. So let’s be sure you hit a home run in 2019! Here are 3 Steps for a Successful Board Retreat: 1. Establish meaningful objectives for the [...]

The 4 Must-Do’s to Engage Your Nonprofit Board

2018-11-14T23:15:01+00:00November 14th, 2018|

I was recently interviewed for the Successful Nonprofits podcast (watch for it in January!) and one of the questions was – what are the most critically essential components to effectively engage a nonprofit board? You know by now that I firmly believe success starts with mindset. Take a minute to reflect on how you’re thinking [...]

Your CEO Report – Stop the Mundane Madness!

2018-10-30T08:40:11+00:00October 30th, 2018|

I'm sharing this week.  I haven't seen anyone else say it better yet so here you are - my gift to you.  (Even if you aren't an ED or CEO, please share these tips).  This post from Robert B. Acton via Board Source is genius: Board Members Zoning Out? Stop Reading the CEO Report He [...]

The 2 Mistakes to Avoid When Recruiting Board Members

2018-09-18T20:45:35+00:00September 18th, 2018|

  Okay so there are many things you don’t want to do when recruiting nonprofit board members. But here are the 2 most common that I see trip up nonprofit leaders most often. And you want to get it right because when you have enough of the right people focused on the right things, you [...]

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