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Did You Set Your Board President Up For Success?

2020-01-21T19:13:59-08:00

I hope so. Or are you so relieved that you’ve got a body in the Board President position, you did a little happy dance and moved on to the next fire that needed to be put out? This Chief Volunteer Officer position is no joke. They lead the group that has serious legal and fiduciary [...]

Did You Set Your Board President Up For Success?2020-01-21T19:13:59-08:00

5 Reasons You Might Not Be Ready For a Strategic Plan

2019-12-03T20:09:16-08:00

Does your nonprofit have a crystal-clear direction for the next few years? Powerful initiatives supported by smart strategy? Board members and staff aligned and committed to their roles?  A compelling strategic plan that excites your stakeholders? A significant part of my work is to facilitate strategic plan processes with nonprofit CEOs and boards. It’s engaging [...]

5 Reasons You Might Not Be Ready For a Strategic Plan2019-12-03T20:09:16-08:00

5 Fun Ways Your Board Members Can Get Acquainted And Why it Matters

2019-10-22T17:41:06-07:00

I take a straw poll when I work with boards and ask the more tenured members why they remain on the board.  Every single time, the top one or two answers is because of the relationships they form while serving. Think about that.  If they are inspired to stay on your board because of the [...]

5 Fun Ways Your Board Members Can Get Acquainted And Why it Matters2019-10-22T17:41:06-07:00

Your Board Chair and CEO Relationship – How’s it Going?

2019-10-02T21:51:47-07:00

It’s super important that you have a trusting relationship, where you both work in partnership to lead the organization. And we’ve all seen it. An abuse of power, or the confusion around roles, or the lack of interaction; a weak relationship can manifest in many ways. And a weak relationship between the Board Chair and [...]

Your Board Chair and CEO Relationship – How’s it Going?2019-10-02T21:51:47-07:00

3 Resources to Boost Your Year-End Fundraising

2019-09-10T19:43:07-07:00

You may be feeling behind the eight ball if your year-end fundraising plan isn't quite on track. Been there.  You're not alone so why not share some tools to support your success? Here are 3 resources and a bonus article to help move things along!   Watch this webinar from Salesforce if you're: behind on [...]

3 Resources to Boost Your Year-End Fundraising2019-09-10T19:43:07-07:00

The Shocking Truth About Your Board Culture

2019-08-20T21:29:41-07:00

Did you know you had one? Do you know what it is? Why is board culture a thing anyway? They just meet, talk and do some stuff, right? The truth is – if you aren’t being intentional about it, your board may struggle. I wonder how your board members would describe your board culture. Have [...]

The Shocking Truth About Your Board Culture2019-08-20T21:29:41-07:00
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